We rate the facts, stats, and science that everyone's talking about this month

Not drinking is so Gen Z

According to a new study, 80 percent of teens polled hadn’t used alcohol at all in the past year—a 15 percent increase from 2002 and part of a trend of declining substance abuse by teens in the past several decades. Keep up the good work!

Is COVID causing a TikTok spike?

A survey by a Chicago children’s hospital found nearly two-thirds of parents polled think their teens’ social media use has gone up during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the survey, most of the parents are concerned about the increased screen time. Are they right to worry, or is it NBD?

Ultra processed = ultra-yuck

A new study found that U.S. teens get a whopping two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed foods: chips, candy, soda, and other packaged snacks. These foods may put you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, so reach for nuts or fruit instead.