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Holi, festival of colours - in pictures

Holi, the festival of colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India

Festivals

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New Australian aid campaign targets youth

More than 50 Australian aid organizations are joining forces for a unique campaign aimed at developing a foreign aid front line with the country’s …

Treatment Options

When considering treatment approaches for an eating disorder, it is important to understand that different people respond to different types of …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

21 Ways to Get Inspired (Infographic)

You can't always wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to hunt it down. Consider this list of tricks and strategies your roadmap, all planned out with the benefit of the latest research and expert advice. You might even bookmark this page -- chances are you'll need a creative boost before you …

Infographics

Join the Dots| Report Online Behaviour

<b>What is join the dots?</b><p>Cyberspace is YOUR SPACE but we know that there are ‘creepers’ and ‘trolls’ out there that target young people like you online.</i> …

Study Says Young Adults Think E-Cigarettes Are Safe And They Are Very Wrong

(Reuters Health) – Many young adults are enthusiastically “vaping” e-cigarettes, drawn by the nifty technology, tasty flavours and their own physical …

Public Health

Sugary drinks may cause menstruation to start earlier, study suggests

Scientists say impact of bringing forward girl’s first period by 2.7 months is likely to be modest<p>Sugary drinks may be causing girls to start menstruating earlier, research suggests. A study of girls aged nine to 14 found that those averaging more than 1.5 sugar-sweetened beverages a day had their …

Diabetes

Taxing sugary drinks would help stem childhood obesity, say health groups

Four health organisations say a sugary drinks tax would save Australia billions in medical costs and urge the government to launch an obesity strategy<p>A tax on sugary drinks would help stem the rise of childhood obesity and save the country billions in medical costs, leading health groups say.<p>For …

Diabetes

14 Amazing Resources Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know About

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of …

In Australia's outback, troubled youths find help in old traditions

The elders of the Warlpiri Aboriginal tribe in outback Australia look at a person's footprints: A good person, it's believed, leaves good prints in the red dust.<p>Four years ago, Sebastian Watson's footsteps were said to have turned bad for a time: He had a brush with the law and was charged with …

Farmville-Like App Wants People To Put Their Phones Down

Focus; it's apparently what old people say young people lack these days. Well in China, a new mobile app seeks to use public humiliation as a means …

HSC 2014: Sydney student Ted Hodge has a plan to fix public transport delays

He is now in the process of having the technology patented and says he has been approached by a number of companies interested in developing it. He …

Australia

Our high-achievers who think they can control ice

Flinders University researchers surveyed 460 young people waiting in line to enter five Adelaide nightclubs and found a “social cohort of young …

Her own words: what we learned from Stella Young

Our colleague Stella Young, who has died at the age of 32, campaigned with tireless determination on behalf of people with disability, including as …

Youth employment: young Tasmanians face the difficult task of starting a career in a tough jobs market

Young Tasmanians looking for work know that gaining experience is important for them to start a career, but many do not know where to …

Juvenile justice: Three young Australian men share their experience of life from the inside

Each year, about 160,000 young Australians commit an offence that will land them in the juvenile justice system.<p>Aged between 12 and 24, the bulk of …

Students value technology when picking uni

The integration of new and emerging technologies into learning spaces is a key factor influencing prospective students’ choice of university.<p>Please …

How can a driving licence improve health?

<b>It could boost the health of Australia's most disadvantaged people and is having a profound effect on lives, yet it doesn't involve a doctor, a clinic or medication.</b><p>Simply getting a driving licence can have enormous benefits for young Aboriginal people.<p>In regional towns with limited public …

A snapshot of young Australians: high aspirations but low expectations

The young people who responded to the national survey rated education and work ethic as the top two factors to influence their career success and …

High School

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

<b>4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers</b><p>It’s no secret that state and national assessments continue to indicate that boys lag behind girls in …

Seeing Summer: Teaching refugees to tell their stories with smartphones

One of the most controversial and divisive on-going topics in Australia is the issue of refugees. But, as documentary photographer and filmmaker …