Not drinking and dating


Although the United States increased the MLDA to 21 in 1984, its rate of traffic accidents and fatalities in the 1980s decreased less than that of European countries whose legal drinking ages are lower than 21.

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Teenagers are increasingly less likely to engage in adult activities like drinking alcohol, working jobs, driving or having sex according to research from San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College published in the peer-reviewed journal Child Development Tuesday.

With smaller families, longer life expectancy and after-school educational activities, today’s 18-year-olds are looking like 15-year-olds once did, according to Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the lead author on the study.

More research needs to be done on social media use to determine whether its impact is positive or negative, said Sarah Rose Cavanagh, associate professor of psychology at Assumption College.

“You cannot simply observe two large cultural shifts and then decide that since they happened at roughly the same time, that one is causing the other,” she said.

We're guessing she loves about Scott, but it's not his hard-partying lifestyle.