📚 A Colorado school district just made 18,000 students’ dream come true. They’re cutting the school week to four days, and ditching Mondays altogether. While students will have to endure longer hours Tuesday through Friday, at least there’s an extra day to sleep in (and reap the very real benefits). More than half of school districts in Colorado have already adopted the four-day policy, soooo if all goes well, it *could* be coming to yours, too.
😳 According to the latest rumors, Demi Lovato’s overdose was caused by oxycontin laced with fentanyl—as opposed to heroin, which early headlines alleged. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, is also what killed Prince, Tom Petty, and, based on a CDC report published yesterday, more than 72,300 Americans last year alone. That’s a record high; Trump declared a public health emergency over opioids, so why isn’t he actually *doing* anything about it?
💔 Apps like Tinder have obviously changed modern-day dating and mating, but nothing could have prepared us for this: A new study found that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, women peak at…18. Desirability, for the record, was quantified by the number of app messages a user receives; in other words, as men get older (like, grandpa-older!!!), the recipient of their messages gets younger. Just when you thought online dating couldn’t get worse...
💙 Most people think body image issues begin in teen years, around the same sucky time as puberty. Wrong. A new study found that kids start feeling bad about their bodies around age eight. That’s really young—and it’s *also* when their hormone levels start rising ahead of puberty. Not surprisingly, those who are taller, heavier, or more ~physically mature~ tend to suffer the worst. But don’t just listen to the scientists; take it from kids like 11-year-old Giada, who shared her thoughts below.