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** FILE ** Experts call teen risk behavior a canary in the cavern. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

Risky business: The life of the American teenager

- Deseret News

The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey finds that about a third of high school students drink regularly, a quarter recently had a physical fight and more than a third are sexually active.

Singer and songwriter Mariah Carey holds her daughter Monroe Cannon on stage during the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Less rush to motherhood: Delayed childbirth trend can reshape population

- The Washington Times

A federal survey being released Friday finds that the percentage of first-time mothers 35 or older has risen more than fivefold since the early 1970s, a trend toward "midlife moms" that demographers and social scientists say is having pronounced effects on the size, composition and future growth of the U.S. population.