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They're members of the global-minded teens club: (left to right) Toluwanimi Sola-Adeyemi of Lagos, Chloe McGill of Seattle and Emine Arcasoy of Chapel Hill. Courtesy of Tolu Sola-Adeyemi, Chloe McGill and Emine Arcasoy. hide caption

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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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Jackie Fortin's daughter, Cassandra, last summer. Courtesy of Jackie Fortin hide caption

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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

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An inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates. A recent report found that juvenile detainees are subjected to routine violence, both by other inmates and by correction officers. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

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Jamira, 11, is an aboriginal girl in Australia. "I like being special," she says. "I like being — you know — different than everyone else." Henrik Nordstrom/I Am Eleven hide caption

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About 40 percent of high schools start before 8 a.m., which contributes to chronic sleep deprivation among teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Chris Waits/Flickr hide caption

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Dr. Donald Brown inoculated Kelly Kent with the HPV vaccine in his Chicago office in the summer of 2006 — not long after the first version of the vaccine reached the market. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

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