February 27, 2013 YouthRadioMost parents think that their kids eat healthfully. But in reality, they may not know much about their kids' eating habits, especially as their children get older. Many kids don't talk to their parents about what they eat, and sneak unhealthy snacks after school.
September 6, 2012 President Obama drew strong support from the youth vote in 2008. This election season, analysts say enthusiasm for the president has declined. While young adults are visible at the Democratic National Convention, some young people acknowledge apathy among their peers.
August 29, 2012 At 42, Paul Ryan is the first member of a presidential ticket from Generation X. The GOP vice presidential candidate works out and likes the band Rage Against the Machine, but the jury's out on whether his relative youth gives him an advantage with younger voters.
August 17, 2012 About 4 percent of teenage boys and 6 percent of teenage girls have PTSD. Many of them have physical symptoms related to their stress, including problems sleeping, weight gain and hair loss. Researchers are trying to identify which parts of the brain are affected by PTSD so they can come up with more ways to treat the disorder.
June 7, 2012 Teachers and school administrators in Richmond, Calif., dramatically reduced student suspensions by adopting a youth court program and other new approaches to discipline. But critics of the new approach say dropping traditional punishment could compromise school safety.
May 31, 2012 The unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, but the underemployment rate — that's people who work part time but want full-time work — is much higher. For many people, making ends meet means cobbling together temporary jobs. And, of course, there are some apps for that.