After 18, teens move into a new, widely acknowledged developmental phase called 'emerging adulthood,' putting off traditional markers of the grown-up world such as marriage, children, and home ownership.
The Flint water crisis may have faded from national headlines, but for locals the story is lifelong. The city's holistic approach to recovery may hold lessons for other struggling communities.
Los Angeles and San Diego – both cities with large homeless populations – saw small declines in total homelessness. In other parts of the West Coast, however, the number of homeless continues to rise in tandem with lack of affordable housing.
In high schools across the US, 1 in 5 high students and 1 in 20 middle schoolers are using e-cigarettes, according to federal data. Though there is little research on long-term effects, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns that vaping can lead to addiction.
Search data for 2018 shows "justice" as a recurring theme spurred by the news cycle. To be word of the year worthy, an entry has to show both a high volume of traffic and a significant year-over-year increase in lookups.