Reading fiction can make you happier, nicer towards others and better focused in your activities. For instance, exposure to radiation poses a risk of cancer. But children and teenagers have been found to be poor decision-makers if they feel pressured, stressed or are seeking attention from peers. They study how people search out information and make decisions based on what they have learned. Each participant played the game times. Daughter remembers parents killed on Christmas Eve Photos show cracks in Sydney's Opal Tower as Government launches investigation Head lashes MCG crowd after Handscomb replacement Mitchell Marsh booed Wild Oats XI leading the way in Sydney to Hobart Family jump into ocean to escape boat fire off Rottnest Island Seven-year-old still believes in Santa despite speaking with Trump Bancroft points finger at Warner, says team-mate pressured him to take sandpaper on to the field Senegal's Museum of Black Civilisations calls on West to return stolen treasures Hopes fade for latest bushwalker missing in south-west Tasmania.
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Teens make riskier decisions than children or adults
Just In Where the royal family having gay sex? Reading fiction can make you happier, nicer towards others and better focused in your activities. By including a range of ages, the researchers could test how behavior changes from childhood through to young adulthood. They appear to be less bothered by uncertain outcomes than other age groups. Many adolescents participate in risky behaviors, such as skateboarding without a helmet.