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Tue, 2012-03-20 18:47
Submitted by Heather Corinna on Tue, 2012-03-20 18:47

Excitement, novelty, risk, the company of peers. These traits may seem to add up to nothing more than doing foolish new stuff with friends. Look deeper, however, and you see that these traits that define adolescence make us more adaptive, both as individuals and as a species. That's doubtless why these traits, broadly defined, seem to show themselves in virtually all human cultures, modern or tribal.

— David Dobbs/National Geographic

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