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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

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Transgender student Nicole Maines (accompanied by her father, Wayne, and her twin brother, Jonas) speaks to reporters after winning on appeal a discrimination lawsuit against her school district. In 2014, Glamour magazine named Maines one of its 50 inspiring women of the year. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

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Research into how the human brain develops helps explain why teens have trouble controlling impulses. Leigh Wells/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

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Jon Sarkin: When Brain Injuries Transform Into Art

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