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These are the books Elon Musk read as child

Elon Musk is a business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor, and he credits his success to these books that "raised" and inspired him.


REVIEW: Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones: A Teenager's Online Survival Guide

“Digital content is dangerous content... if you can get your head around this, then most of the other stuff will be pretty easy to understand…" A fun and informative teen guide to navigating the digital world.


Trying to take the perfect selfie could be the reason your teens are self-harming

Teens are obsessed with taking the perfect selfie. But it has negative effects on their mental health and may lead to self-harming.


There's been a rise in teen suicide and it may very well be social media's fault

Social media posts depicting "perfect" lives may be taking a toll on teens' mental health, says researchers, and are subsequently leading to teen suicide.


Our kids need unconditional love and support during exam time – not added pressure

Our kids are understandably stressed out and anxious during exam time. So instead of adding pressure, we should consider exactly why they may need us now more than ever to support and help them through.


13 Reasons Why’s Brandon Flynn has a message for you and it’s that “you’re a bully”

Brandon Flynn explains that when we don't intervene, we too become bullies.


Grandmother warns of new Facebook craze that challenges children to run away

Lynn says she wants to warn parents about the game so they don’t go through the terror of a missing child or grandchild.


"Being okay with who you are is a revolutionary act" – Ashley Graham’s powerful message to young girls

Model and body activist Ashley Graham has an empowering message for your girls and it's everything we wish we'd heard growing up.


Dear teen me, let’s talk about that boy who broke your heart, sweetie

Oftentimes we don’t take teenage heartbreak seriously, but when it happens just before exams or some other major life event, it can be paralysing. So in music, lyrics and memes, of course, to put a smile on your dial, here’s what I wish someone had told me when I went through my first break up.


Dear tween me, it’s okay to not be the cool kid, sweetie

It might not seem like such a big deal now, but not feeling like I was one of the cool kids growing up was incredibly challenging. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me when I was a tween.


Letting your kids pursue a creative path isn't the worst thing in the world

In a constantly evolving world, letting your creative child do what they love may not be such a bad thing.


Expert advice for helping your challenging teen

Learn how to properly deal with your teenager.


Schools turning into violent playgrounds

Education MEC warns of tough action as clashes get out of hand.


Dear tween me, let’s talk about your period, sweetie

No one ever sat me down and had the period talk with me. Well, not until it was too late. Here are a few things I wish were discussed with me before I got my period, and a few relatable memes of exactly what it feels like when you "become a lady".


Is your teen losing sleep? Get them to spend more time with the family

It turns out you can actually lose sleep over people as research reveals that the quality of our relationships affects the way we sleep at night.


Dear student, your social post could cost you a university placement or job one day

A useful reminder from your career counsellor to be mindful of what you post online: it may negatively impact you in the future.


How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp focus.


Is your teen plagued by excessive sweating?

We take a look at the largely unknown condition Hyperhidrosis, a disorder which causes sufferers to sweat up to 5 times more than usual.


INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the app-addicted teen

Ever wondered what life is like for the average teen with a smartphone? Here's a look.


Shocking footage of cheerleaders forced to perform splits has led to police investigation

US high school East High in Denver, Colorado is under fire following the release of unsettling video footage of a vicious coaching technique.


We need to take teenage heartbreak more seriously

Breaking up and breaking down: research reveals that breakups can be just as damaging on teenagers as it is on adults.


This woman became a real-life doll to combat bullying

“If you feel awesome then you are awesome.”


Why we still need Harry Potter in 2017

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has an "inexhaustible magic" that we may very well need to combat society's ongoing intolerance of difference.


Disney encourages girls to dream big

Disney's new #DreamBigPrincess photographic campaign inspires and empowers young girls to reach for their dreams


Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

In the wake of the recent sentencing of Michelle Carter, the girl convicted of manslaughter for her role in the suicide of boyfriend Conrad Roy III, this researcher's findings could be a huge help in understanding bullying as detrimental to both perpetrator and victim.
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