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Many groups are doing something about the sobering STI rates amongst youth around the world. It’s hard to discuss education disparities without discussing health disparities and more specifically the lack of informed sexual health action amongst youth/young adults. With World AIDS Day not too far in the rearview it seems pertinent to mention the infection statistics for youth, LGBTQ and women of color.
46% of high school students had ever had sexual intercourse
14% of high school students had had four or more sex partners during their life
34% of currently sexually active high school students did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse.
Approximately 19 million new STD infections each year (almost half of them are among youth aged 15 to 24.)
More info: http://he-ed.blogspot.com/2010/12/heed-highlight-sexual-health-and.htmlMany groups are doing something about the sobering STI rates amongst youth around the... more
Fun Facts About Americans Aged 15-31
1. They are sometimes called “The Thumb Generation” because of their ability to use technology like cell phones, computer keyboards, even remote controls.
2. A 2009 Money Management International Survey showed that a greater percentage of Millennials are saving up for the future.
3. In the same survey, 33 percent of Millennials say they are personally responsible for their own financial education, doing their own research on companies and tactics.
4. In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, being a good parent was ranked the top life goal for Millennials. Even though only about 34 percent have children, they are just as likely as other generations to place high value on good parenting.
5. 41 percent of Millennials do not own a landline telephone and rely entirely on their cell phone.
6. About 30 percent of Millennials check their social networking sites several times per day.
7. 83 percent of Millennials sleep with their cell phones near them.
8. 88 percent use their cell phone to text. On average, Millennials send about 20 text messages per day.
9. Millennials are more likely than any other generation to have a tattoo or a body piercing.
10. The recession has affected Millennials as they try to find their way into entry level jobs; many are underemployed. They have the highest unemployment of all age groups.
11. However, Millennials are less likely to cut spending in the recession.
12. Since the AIG Bailout, Millennials are less trusting of financial institutions and more reluctant to invest in the stock market or in 401Ks.
13. In a 2008 survey by Fidelity, Millennials said saving for retirement takes a back seat to paying off debts from credit cards to mortgages.
14. Millennials tend to be job-hoppers and cash-out their retirement plans when they do change jobs.
15. Though typically considered “apathetic” in political participation, they are more politically active and politically different than any time since 18-to-20-year-olds have had a vote.
16. Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history.
17. Millennials expect to have fun at their jobs.
18. Millennials report that they’d have difficulty maintaining relationships without access to wireless internet.
19. Texting has increased 566% with 12-17 year-olds over the last 3 years.
20. Millennials grew up with “baby on board” signs and post-Columbine school lockdowns.Fun Facts About Americans Aged 15-31 1. They are sometimes called “The Thumb... more
A reflection on the time we live in based on an African American male poet's view.
(CNN) -- More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements to join the military, creating a potential threat to national security, a group of retired armed forces leaders said Tuesday.
"It's not drug abuse, it's not asthma, it's not flat feet -- by far the leading medical reason is being overweight or obese," said retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Norman Seip at a news conference.
About 27 percent of young adults are medically ineligible for the military, according to Mission: Readiness, a group of retired admirals, generals, and other senior military leaders.
Mission: Readiness' report, "Too Fat to Fight," said that 75 percent of young Americans between the ages of 17 to 24 do not qualify for the military because of failure to graduate [from high school], criminal records or physical problems. The study cited Department of Defense and health data.
DISGUSTING.(CNN) -- More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements... more
'yes, when it comes to 'preventable deaths'--injuries and illnesses that should not kill at an early age. U.S. states trails other industrialized nations, and is still falling behind.''yes, when it comes to 'preventable deaths'--injuries and illnesses... more
There's a new young adult novel that's causing a flap amongst adults. Winter Girls is the of Lia who slowly becomes anorexic after watching her best friend die of bulimia. Some parts of the book graphically describe the thinking associated with eating disorders- you know, obsessive calorie counting, hiding things, ect. Anyway, many concerned adults (or calorie hogs, as the book calls them...JK!) think this novel encourages young women to develop eating disorders. However, others think it's a conversation starter.
Some have argued that the book's triggering qualities are mitigated by how terrifying its portrayal of anorexia and bulimia is. Jack Martin of the New York Public Library told the Times, "It's so horrific I don't think anybody would pick this book up and consider it a manual." It's true that the manner of Cassie's death — a ruptured esophagus caused by her bulimia — is incredibly disturbing, and that the deeper Lia descends into anorexia and cutting the more she feels self-loathing rather than strength. But a Times commenter says, "it doesn't matter if you describe the 'horrors.' i'll read right past it and go for what i want," and this may be true for many sufferers.
The real reason Wintergirls is a worthwhile book isn't that it will scare people away from eating disorders — it might do the opposite. It's that Anderson offers insight into a difficult subject, one that is much-discussed but frequently misunderstood. Especially strong is her treatment of Lia's family. While at first it's tempting to think that Lia's parents' divorce "caused" her eating disorder, the book ultimately resists such easy conclusions. Lia's mother, father, stepmother, and stepsister all come across as complex characters who influence Lia for both good and bad, and whose relationships with Lia will all be important as she begins her recovery. Anderson renders anorexia as a complicated disease with many interrelated causes, but she also emphasizes the importance of family in Lia's treatment — both these messages are worth sharing.
Cynthia M. Bulik, director of an eating disorder program, may have the best take on the book. She told the Times, "Books such as these should be read with careful parental supervision. In the best of all possible worlds, this could be a conversation starter between parents and teens rather than a dark world that teens enter alone reading the book in isolation." Read without discussion or supervision, Wintergirls could indeed be triggering. But read as part of a conversation — or, perhaps, read by parents and other family members — the book could help make some teens' worlds a little less dark."
Dunno. Is the book a trigger or helpful?There's a new young adult novel that's causing a flap amongst adults. Winter... more
I just discovered this website. I haven't had a chance to check it out, but as a recent grad I'm willing to do some research. Is anybody else on gradspot.com? What have your experiences with the site been?I just discovered this website. I haven't had a chance to check it out, but as a... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show HERE ON current tv on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
That song is stuck in my head.
An audio email from Slovakia.
My preferred age is .....
Tracey & her boyfriend will be doing a little job for me.
Where are they ?
The wrong shape.
Married to an old man.
Ron's house and his diamond cushions.
Millie likes my new hair cut.
Once you go over a certain age.
Dust on shelves.
A packet arrives.
I'm looking hard.
Not even a speck.
Careful with the scissors.
The kitchen is tired.
Taking bits out.
Flashing at the top.
What words used to describe you offends ?
Jason Allens Graphics ( www.jason-allen.co.uk)
I'm having one of my turns.
Happy Birthday Carmel.
Links are starting to form.
They have lived, and died.
Terry, he's not interested in you.
New pink fluffy slippers.
He wants a real man.
In the swimming pool.
Find the galleries at http://www.chrisreardon.co.uk
Advice for Suko's cats from Susan.
Shows recorded outside.
Dancing in a night club.
Jabbing into my arms.
Oh no. The stupid hats again.
The cough is gone.
How do you become diabetic ?
WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UKTuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show HERE ON... more
Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the average 21-year-old has had nine sexual partners compared with seven for men.Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the... more
A new study in the US reports the rather disturbing news that 20% of young American adults have some kind of 'personality disorder', with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) topping the list.
But surely most people go through crazy stuff at some point in their teens and 20s? Could this be more an obsession currently to categorise and medicalise every little personality quirk, rather than a genuinely concerning statistic?A new study in the US reports the rather disturbing news that 20% of young American... more
This video is also shown on Peter's own youtube channel and tells his touching story regarding the abusive attitudes of Cornwall's Authorities towards gay youth.
The real tragedy is the abusive victimisation carried out by Cornwall police officers has continued relentlessly...still to this day in 2008 against gay persons.
To locate a HOMOPHOBE in Cornwall one need look no further than a local police stationThis video is also shown on Peter's own youtube channel and tells his touching... more
The true story of Institutional Homophobic youth abuse as carried out by Cornwall County Council & Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.
This story is just the tip of the iceberg of a catalogue of abusive practises & conduct carried out against gay people in Cornwall by the loathsome Cornwall police forceThe true story of Institutional Homophobic youth abuse as carried out by Cornwall... more
USA Today examines a poll of young adults that shows that most are waiting for the "right time" to get married. The median age is now the oldest since the U.S. Census started keeping track in the 1890s: almost 26 for women and almost 28 for men.
Researchers, sociologists and family experts are taking a closer look at the attitudes behind the trend to see if there really is an optimum age to marry that maximizes the benefits of matrimony and minimizes possible problems.
A study being drafted by sociologist Norval Glenn of the University of Texas-Austin finds that those who marry in the early to mid-20s are slightly happier and less likely to break up than those who marry in the later 20s, but are significantly more satisfied with their relationships than those who marry at 30 or older.USA Today examines a poll of young adults that shows that most are waiting for the... more
Robert J. Samuelson talks about how our future depends on the expenses of tomorrow:
You face a heavily mortgaged future. You'll pay Social Security and Medicare for aging baby boomers. The needed federal tax increase might total 50 percent over the next 25 years. Pension and health costs for state and local workers have doubtlessly been underestimated. There's the expense of decaying infrastructure -- roads, bridges, water pipes. All this will squeeze other crucial government services: education, defense, police.
What should you -- the young -- do? First, get angry -- at the media and think tanks for discussing this problem in misleading euphemisms (for instance, the problem is not an "entitlements crisis"; it's excessive benefits for the old); at the candidates for exploiting your innocence; and at yourself for your gullibility.
Next, start picketing AARP. It's the citadel of seniors' political power and the country's most powerful "special interest." It wields a virtual veto over roughly two-fifths of the federal budget. Your activist groups ought to be there every day with placards reading "Give Us Generational Justice" or "Get Off Our Backs." Ask direct questions of federal candidates about what benefits they'd cut, which they'd keep and why.
You need to appeal to the shame and guilt of older Americans by reminding them that their present self-absorption is not a victimless exercise. Only if older Americans act on their rhetorical pledges of worrying about their children will the political climate change. If you -- the young -- don't stand up for yourselves, believe me, your elders and your politicians won't. Robert J. Samuelson talks about how our future depends on the expenses of tomorrow:... more
According to a study published today by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and independent thinktank Reform, the people worst affected by the impending recession will be those between 18 and 34. The joy.
They propose that 'outdated attitudes among financial services companies and over-regulation' have essentially left young adults without the skills they need to deal with the cash crunch.
The research found that about 50% of the so-called 'ipods' (insecure, pressurised, over-taxed and debt-ridden) were sitting on debts of up to £10,000, while 20% owed even more. Apparently nearly 35% had no personal savings with 60% saying they wanted to borrow less and save more.
According to a study published today by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and... more
For years the majority of the white media in South Dakota has not done in-depth coverage of the shocking teen suicide crisis facing teens and young adults involving the Rosebud Indian Reservation and Lakota peoples.
However, there have been a few exceptions and the crisis has been covered for more than a year by the Native American media.
Now the Argus Leader newspaper in South Dakota has done a series of stories and videos about this problem.
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society and its executive director Tillie Black Bear have done a herotic job trying to stop the suicide epidemic - but they need your help.
Follow the above link to get to links to all the articles and videos by the Argus Leader Newspaper in South Dakota.For years the majority of the white media in South Dakota has not done in-depth... more
Two young gay men, Daniel Cudd, 23, and Roger Irons, 21, were found hanged in apparently separate incidents in Falmouth, Cornwall.
The Intercom Trust, which provides support to LGBT people experiencing homophobia across the South West peninsula, say that the suicides should inspire a reassessment of the UK's diversity policies.
Andy Hunt, project manager for the Helpline and Advocacy project at Intercom Trust, said:
“Young queers in Cornwall regularly tell our helpline that their local school, or their mates, can be very hostile, or just horribly ignorant about these things. They say it’s very difficult to get access to sensible useful information, or to find out about where they can turn for information and help when they need it. Schools and other mainstream agencies need to get the relevant information out there for their LGBT service-users, and make skilled support available. Above all they need to challenge the stigmas and the silly myths around the perfectly normal fact that some people in Cornwall do naturally grow up gay, lesbian or bisexual, and have a right to be respected on a level of absolute equality with their peers.”Two young gay men, Daniel Cudd, 23, and Roger Irons, 21, were found hanged in... more
This is a great video. Hate speech hurts everyone. It is part of discrimination. Even if hate speech is covered under the first amendment, it is wrong. It's time we end hate speech.This is a great video. Hate speech hurts everyone. It is part of discrimination. Even... more
In Quarrata, a little town near Pistoia,Italy in order to avoid that young people
die by car accident , black metal human shapes are put on the spots where
young people have died.
NEW TRANSLATIONIn Quarrata, a little town near Pistoia,Italy in order to avoid that young people die... more
Isn't binge drinking on the rise in people ages 18-35 too?