Category: Teen matters

Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

 Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org

Read the Essay that got a Malaysian-Born Girl Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Universities

Hsiao, who resides in Walnut, South California, has offers from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Penn, leaving her with arguably the most pleasant headache of her life, as she decides which world-class institution she wants to join as part of the class of 2021.
Hsiao immigrated from Malaysia at just 5 years old. She’s a first-generation immigrant, and while her resume was impressive beyond all measure, it was her essay about learning English that impressed the universities….more:afterschool.my/news

Anonymous Muslim Teen’s Powerful Note About the London Terror Attack Goes Viral.

Islamophobia runs rampant and is fueled by the various acts of terror that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for.

In the weeks following the Westminster terror attack in which Khalid Masood killed four people and injured several others during his rampage, a letter was found on a London bus allegedly penned by a 14-year-old anonymous Muslim girl.
The letter, addressed to the city of London, was discovered by a passenger who posted images of the correspondence on Reddit….MORE: .carbonated.tv

The Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

Oh Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, news bearer and a warner and as someone who invites people to God by His permission and a shining Lamp” (33:45-46). Prophet Muhanimad  who was sent to mankind as a news bearer and a wamer for he spoke the truth and did not invent something of his own…..”Have I conveyed the Message of God to you? asked the Prophet facing towards the heavens. The audience answered in one voice, “You have, God is the witness.”

Time, Space and Everything in Between: The Astrophysics Quiz

standret/iStock/ThinkstockThe field of astrophysics covers some of the biggest questions about the universe. How did it form? What will happen to it? How do solar systems form? What are stars made of? Is time travel possible? Test your knowledge of astrophysics with this quiz.
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A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn’t wake her parents. Police found them dead at home.

For more than a day, the 7-year-old girl had been trying to wake her parents.

Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police say, she told the driver she’d been unable to rouse the adults in her house.

Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police….more: WASHINGTONPOST

Muslim Teens Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes

….Children’s Express learned these thing and more as we interviewed three Muslim teenagers,about their religion and how they dealt with the existing stereotypes about Muslims today…. CE: How would your life be different if you weren’t Muslim? Abdul: I wouldn’t be as well-rounded…

The Library of Secrets

For a thousand years, Muslim civilisation stretched from southern Spain as far as China. From the 7th century onwards, scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, making breakthroughs that paved the way for the Renaissance. The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilisation have left their mark on the way we live today. 1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of science and technology that had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.More