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Teen Shoveling

A new study from BYU's School of Family Life found that adolescents who exhibited prosocial behavior toward strangers had higher self-esteem a year later. The same was not true for prosocial behavior solely to friends and family.

new study found that teenagers who help strangers are less likely to participate in delinquent behaviors and show aggression later in life.

A new study brings good news to all the brothers out there: Having a sibling is just as good for you as it is for your sister.

If your mom or dad has ever contacted one of your professors, intervened to settle a dispute with your roommates, or hunted for jobs on your behalf, they might be helicopter parents.

Dads who still haven’t given up video games now have some justification to keep on playing – if they have a daughter.

Something about having a sister – even a little sister – makes 10- to 14-year-olds a bit less likely to feel down in the dumps.