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Should You Let Your Kid Date in Middle/High School? Science Gives a Surprising Answer

Teens holding hands in school

Young love can show you things about yourself you’ve never known. It can bring you to happiness and leave you in despair. It can take away the trust you thought you had with others, and make you want to give up on the world. It can teach you what it means to be human, and make you feel more real than ever before. Young love can be all of these things and more, but we never see it coming. The only thing we can really expect is that it will probably change us, for better or worse. Luckily, new research has just looked into some of the effects of dating on academic performance, drug usage, and school drop-out rates, so we know now more than ever before. The results of the research are stunning.

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Study: Close Relationships Aren’t Necessarily Better


It makes sense, doesn’t it? The closer you are to someone, the better your relationship is. Intuitively, this makes perfect sense. But new research out of Columbia University suggests that this is not necessarily the case.

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If dating an 18 year old at 30 is okay, is dating a 12 year old okay at 24?

Meet Miki Akama, the twelve year-old model from Canada. While she was eight, 20-year-old amateur music instructor and Chinese pop star Zhang Muyi was hired to be her coach. What happened within four years is more of a mystery to us onlookers; but whatever happened, the two have since publicly exchanged mutual declarations of love.

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How 3/11 Changed the People of Japan – Part 2: Love and Unity

March 11 was the worst day of many people’s lives in Japan, and most of the news coverage was understandably focused on destruction. It was important to know what was happening, and how bad it got; but now it’s time to look at the other things that happened since then – the positive things. For one, there were hundreds of anecdotes in the news of Japanese people patiently waiting in lines, giving food to strangers and looking out for one another. In contrast to most disaster zones – such as New Zealand’s Christchurch earthquake a month prior – Japan did not see widespread looting or other such crime, and there seemed to be more unity than anyone expected. So here’s what else happened.

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