Efforts aimed at teen drinking and driving help reduce deaths, but so do broader alcohol control efforts. Roy Morsch/Corbis RM Stills/Getty Images hide caption

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The Benicia Compliments page sprang up on Instagram as a platform for girls attending Benicia High School to tag each other in positive social media posts. Shawn Wen/Youth Radio hide caption

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Teen Girls Flip The Negative Script On Social Media

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Nancy Jo Sales interviewed more than 200 teenage girls about their social media and Internet habits while researching her book American Girls. Knopf hide caption

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Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

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The broad avenues of Pakistan's capital empty out after dark and prove irresistible to young drag racers. Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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On The Sleepy Streets Of Islamabad, A Late-Night Need For Speed

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Aniket Sathe, 15, is in a program that's trying to persuade India's boys to treat girls as their equals. Here he's pictured with his younger sister, Aarati, 12, waiting for the rain to stop before walking her to school. Poulomi Basu / VII Photo/for NPR hide caption

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Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

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Yolanda Roberson, who directs the Empowerment program, teaches a class at a Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx. The classes are funded by the state of New York. Robert Stolarik/Courtesy of Youth Today hide caption

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Physical exercise, diet and supportive counseling are the first steps of any weight-loss program. But sometimes that's not enough to take large amounts of weight off, and keep it off, doctors say. 13/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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Surgery Helps Some Obese Teens In Battle To Get Fit

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Zanele Themba (on the left with the pink backpack strap) admires American teens because they "know what they want and go for it." She's posing with classmates from the Sapphire Secondary School who participated in a model U.N. in Johannesburg. Courtesy of Youth@SAIIA hide caption

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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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Teenage girls gather in August outside an ice cream shop in Portland, Ore. A new Pew Research Center study finds that while teens use social media and other digital tools in all aspects of their romantic relationships, most still initially meet — and break up with — their love interests face-to-face. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian/Landov hide caption

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We Need 2 Talk: Most Teens Still Start, End Their Relationships Offline

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People who have easy access to firearms are about three times more likely to kill themselves than people who don't have access to guns, a recent study from the University of California, San Francisco indicates. iStockphoto hide caption

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When Deciding To Live Means Avoiding Guns

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No gambling here: When asked to weigh financial choices, teenagers were more likely to make careful choices than were young adults. David Chestnutt/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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