Study Sheds Light on “Teenage Night Owl Syndrome”

From the Los Angeles Times: Riding in school buses in the early morning, then sitting in poorly lighted classrooms are the main reasons students have trouble getting to sleep at night, according to new research. More…

Allstate Report Says Girl Teen Drivers “More Distracted” Than Boys

From the Chicago Tribune: Differences between the sexes are becoming less noticeable when it comes to teenage driving. In what seems like a role reversal, girls are expressing a new need for speed, while aggressive driving and speeding by boys is down. More…

Allergic Nation

From Inside Higher Education: In greater numbers than ever before, students are arriving on college campuses with allergy concerns that dining halls don’t know how to handle. The allergic student of even a few years ago might have had to take chances, pester cooks about ingredients or just skip eating anything made in a public kitchen altogether. But as allergies seem to have become more common – and as allergy sufferers and advocates have become more aggressive in lobbying for accommodations – dining services officials are beginning to act. More…

Does Road Salt Harm the Environment?

From Slate: Every time it snows, road crews spread loads of salt all over the sidewalks and roads. Salt lowers the freezing temperature of water and thus melts street-clogging snow and ice. But its public safety benefits do come with some ecological drawbacks. More…