Situational awareness: The Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will kick off on September 4th, guaranteeing an interesting lead-up to the midterm elections.
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Generation Z is the first generation to grow up without landlines, and they're handling at least one aspect of being off the grid better than you'd expect, the AP's Leanne Italie reports.
Details: "About 90 percent of the nearly 8,400 sleepaway camps counted by the American Camp Association are now device free, though some allow limited time with screenless iPods and other internet-free music players."
The big picture, via Axios' Sara Fischer: The impact of these technologies on children’s health is relatively unknown, and the increase in use and access by developing children and teens has experts and parents worried.
Be smart: Creating opportunities to spend time in person with others should be a priority for everyone worried about the effect of screen time and device addiction.
This scrapyard in Guangzhou, China has more than 6,000 illegal motorcycles that local police seized during the past year.
Illustration: Axios Visuals
A worthy read, and a thoughtful gift ... "Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II," by Frank Lavin (part of the "War and Society in North America" series from Ohio University Press):
From the foreword by Henry Kissinger: "We sometimes forget that the US Army was, and is, essentially a force of teenagers and young men who are required to grapple with the exigencies of combat even as they are attempting to grapple with adulthood."
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