Should we consider adolescence to last until age 24?

Thinking of adolescence as lasting until age 24 “corresponds more closely” to how the lives of young people today work, writes an expert in adolescent health. Compared to earlier generations, youth today are staying in school longer, marrying and having kids later, and buying a house later, writes Susan Sawyer, the chair of adolescent health at the University of Melbourne, in an op-ed published today in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The transition period from childhood to adulthood lasts far beyond age 19, when it is popularly thought to end. As a result, she writes, we should change our policies and services to better serve this population.… Read More

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The biggest hit song the year you were born

Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart. Times have changed, though. While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71). Check out… Read More

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The biggest hit song the year you were born

Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart. Times have changed, though. While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71). Check out… Read More

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The biggest hit song the year you were born

Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart. Times have changed, though. While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71). Check out… Read More

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Your burger habit could be threatened by weather chaos — but gene editing could help us save cows and avoid ‘mass famine’

Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process. Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources. A handful of companies are trying to solve the problem with plant-based meat, but since those products rely on grains and veggies, they’ll ultimately face the same challenges. Genetic engineering technique CRISPR may help solve these problems by making both plants and animals that are more immune to environmental challenges. Making meat is wasteful work. An ounce of beef — one-sixth of a standard burger patty — requires over 100 gallons… Read More

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