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Where Children Are Killing Themselves

It's in Japan, where suicide rates are already high

(Newser) - Tragic news for Japan: The nation's youth suicide rate has reached its highest point in 32 years, the New York Times reports. The government says 250 children from elementary to high-school levels killed themselves in 2017, a slight uptick from the year before in a nation already grappling with... More »

Experts Stumped by 1M Young Japanese Unable to Go Out

Hikikomori phenomenon has been widespread since 1990s

(Newser) - Japan is grappling with a mysterious problem among young people. Some 500,000 to 2 million are affected by a condition that leaves them unable to leave the house—or even their rooms—for years at a time. It's called hikikomori, a word that has been commonplace in Japan... More »

In Your 20s? Here's How to Get a Fatter Salary at 40

Job-hop now, study finds

(Newser) - A new study has a message for twentysomethings: To land a better-paying job that you love when you're older, it's healthy to job-hop now. It seems that frequent job-switchers boost their odds of having higher-paying, more satisfying jobs in their 30s and 40s, the Atlantic reports. While the... More »

Hey, Kids: Botox Could Hurt Your Emotional Development

Researcher fears 'blank-faced' generation

(Newser) - People under 25 are increasingly seeking Botox injections, and the phenomenon could threaten their emotional development, researchers say. A theory known as the "facial feedback hypothesis" holds that recreating others' facial expressions could be central to adolescents' emotional growth, says aesthetic nurse practitioner and researcher Helen Collier. But a... More »

52% of Young Adults Want to 'Recall' Obama

Few plan to enroll in ObamaCare: Harvard data

(Newser) - A new poll has some worrying news for a president long popular with young people. Some 52% of 18- to 24-year-olds would vote to recall President Obama if that were an option, Mediaite reports. Just 41% of 18- to 29-year-olds, or millennials, approve of the job he's doing in... More »

Red Stripe Slammed Over New Fruity Beer

Red Stripe Burst being marketed to those under 24

(Newser) - Jamaican beer maker Red Stripe's latest concoction is a fruity beer whose goal, according to the company, is "recruitment-driven": The company is hoping to win over 18- to 24-year-olds (18-year-olds can legally drink in Jamaica, Jezebel notes). Activist group Alcohol Justice wants to keep the raspberry-flavored Burst from... More »

Hey, Young People: Why Aren't You Protesting?

Shutdown deserves a response from millennials: Michael Kazin

(Newser) - On a range of issues from immigration to unions, polls suggest today's twentysomethings are lefties. Yet here we are, in the midst of a government shutdown , and the millennials aren't coming out against it. "They should be surrounding the Capitol to defend Obamacare and blast the Republicans... More »

Young GOPers: Party Is 'Racist,' 'Old-Fashioned'

Youths call Republicans 'closed-minded,' 'racist'

(Newser) - Earlier this year, an RNC report cited major concerns with public perception of the party. Now, a 95-page report by college Republicans based on youth surveys offers a similarly bleak portrait, citing a "dismal present situation." Those surveyed called the GOP "closed-minded, racist, rigid," and "... More »

Niagara Falls' Student Loan Offer Actually Luring Grads

More than 200 people have inquired about new plan so far

(Newser) - Niagara Falls' plan to lure recent graduates by paying their student loans is actually working: More than 200 people have asked about renting or buying a place there since the program began just last month. And not just locals; some of the interested parties are from as far away as... More »

Cities to Grads: Move Here—We'll Pay Your Debt

Officials try to lure young workers with student-loan incentive

(Newser) - A tip for recent graduates: Move to Kansas, and you could get $15,000 of your student loans paid off by local government. Hit by shrinking populations, a number of Kansas counties are offering the program to people with degrees who owe student debt—if they're willing to live... More »

30% of Americans Arrested by Age 23

Up from 22% in the 1960s

(Newser) - By the time they're 23, almost a third of Americans will have been arrested: These days, it's a "pretty common experience," says the author of a new study. The data marks a jump in arrests over the past 44 years; four decades ago, a study found... More »

Why Marriage at 23 Worked for Me

It's famously risky, but getting married young worked for one Californian

(Newser) - You can’t trust statistics. They’ll warn you of the high risk of divorce that comes with marrying young—but that didn’t stop Katie Arnold-Ratliff. At 29, she’s been married 6 years to a man she met at 15, and they couldn’t be a better match,... More »

Around the Globe, More Youths Having Unsafe Sex

Knowledge of contraceptives down: survey

(Newser) - Unprotected sex is on the rise among the world’s young people, while their knowledge of contraceptives has decreased, a survey finds. Compared to three years ago, the number of youths having unsafe sex with a new partner jumped 111% in France, 39% in the US, and 19% in the... More »

Spendthrift Generation Y: Screwed and Oblivious

Lost generation doesn't realize it's a loser

(Newser) - Economically, things are very, very bad for Generation Y, but the hipster cohort doesn't seem to have noticed. A whopping 37% of 18-to-29-year-olds are underemployed, the worst figure any age group has seen in over 30 years. Nearly 70% aren't building up a cash cushion, and they're drowning in credit... More »

Stop Calling It the Slacker Mandate!

It's insulting to both young Americans and their parents

(Newser) - Conservatives have found a new punching bag in the health care reform legislation: the so-called “slacker mandate,” which allows parents to keep their kids under their health insurance until age 26. Michelle Malkin has railed against it as an example of the “Nanny state gone wild,”... More »

Young Grow Poorer While Old Get Richer

Recession socks Americans born after 1955

(Newser) - Young and middle-aged people, particularly men, saw their incomes plummet from 2000 to 2008, leaving many age groups at 30-year nadirs, new Census data show. The recession has exacerbated the problem, widening the gap between young and old at an unprecedented rate, USA Today reports. Worst hit were those in... More »

Colleges Open Their Doors—to Swine Flu

Campus is 'a perfect breeding ground for disease'

(Newser) - Colleges all over the country are welcoming back students—and dealing with an uninvited visitor: swine flu, Bloomberg reports. From the South to the Plains states, schools are reporting hundreds of cases—at Mississippi State University, more than 250 people have flu-like symptoms. “Envision 200 young people being stuffed... More »

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