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‘Sleep Texting’ Is Now a Thing Among Teenagers

Being a teenager is a perilous time in one's life as a not-quite fully developed brain will cause the teen to make all kinds of questionable decisions.

Now thanks to a new phenomenon called sleep-texting, the teenager can even make these bad decisions while they are catching z's.

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Texting Turns 20-Years-Old
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Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!

Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!

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"GIVE"-ing to the Obama Campaign Is as Easy as Texting

President Barack Obama has always been “down” with the young voters. He knows how to dance, he sings, he knows what these kids are saying these days, and he knows how to text. Turns out the latter will be his most important talent in the upcoming election.

In what surely qualifies as one of the first large-scale examples of political fundraising through texting, Obama’s reelection campaign will begin accepting donations via text message this week.

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Walking While Texting Is More Dangerous Than You May Think

We all know about the dangers of texting while driving — but what about texting while walking?

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Do You Lie When You Text?

If you want a truthful answer to a question, don’t ask it via text message — recent research suggests people are more likely to lie when using the modern form of communication.

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Study Shows People More Likely to Lie When Texting

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia, and published by Engadget, shows that people are more likely to lie when texting.

The study consisted of  170 students that were brought in to conduct mock stock transactions as brokers and

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Get Off the Coach or Striiv’s Pedometer Will Text You Into Shape

Doctors have been telling us to take at least 10,000 steps a day to stay in shape and prevent health risks, but who has the time? Apparently, the new Striiv pedometer proves that it’s not a question of having time, it’s a question of having the right motivation.

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