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When it comes to sex, dating, and drinking, 18 is the new 15 for American teens

When it comes to sex, dating, and drinking, 18 is the new 15 for American teens | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Being a teen isn’t what it used to be. According to a huge new study, adolescents in the 2010s were less likely date, drink alcohol, go out without their parents, and have sex than teens in every generation since the 1970s. Fewer of them have paying jobs or drive. The research, published in Chil
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While there is some question about how accurate this idea is, particularly when it comes to sex with oral, manual and anal sex being used instead of coitus, (Yes, Bill Clinton has made his scuzzy point. He never had sex with that woman.) the reality is that kids are less quick to grow up these days. They seem to prefer staying home and gaming or going on the Internet. I have my theory about why this is, I wonder if you share it or have a different one. 

My theory, we are bringing up a generation, particularly in the middle class, who believe that life is getting harder and harder. They see it as more difficult to earn a living, more difficult to have a family, more difficult to have their own home, heck even more difficult to pay for their car insurance. I think that the great recession of 2008 is haunting them. In short, many of them are scared. I can't say I blame them. It is getting less rewarding and more difficult out there. For a few, that galvanizes them to push harder and to become more determined, but for many, staying in the home-womb seems easier, especially since child-rearing attitudes have become more loving and accepting, more willing to indulge and support. Don't think so, consider the rise of home-schooling and helicopter parenting. 

So that's my theory. What's yours? 

By the way, if you want to reminisce about how childhood once was, consider reading Mothers' Teat, the second story in Broody New Englander. 
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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A new study has answers
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So the word is "Salute!" for a glass of red wine. But don't overdue. One glass a day will do just fine. Of course, the folks who hang out at the Dew Drop Inne take their drinking seriously, and it seldom includes red wine. "Tales From the Dew Drop Inne" makes a great read while you're sipping that glass of Merlot.

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The Best Cocktails from Around the World - StumbleUpon

The Best Cocktails from Around the World - StumbleUpon | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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With all these to chose from, why did Sal serve up a Killer's Delight? Find out in "Tales From the Dew Drop Inne" http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Drop-Inne-Kenneth-Weene/dp/0984721584/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Ireland may allow “moderately” drunk driving

Ireland may allow “moderately” drunk driving | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A controversial new proposal would let rural residents drive after "two or three drinks"
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I read this and immediately thought of my book, Tales From the Dew Drop Inne.  http://mediasuite.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=aat76pv9 To deny a man a pint is tantamount to sin, but public safety is also important.

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