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

New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.

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

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Full Of Complexity And Ambivalence, 'American Sniper' Shows The Cost Of War

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