After many fights, wars and death between supernatural creatures and humans, they - the Descendants - started to categorize the world population in a new hierarchy. Alpha for every supernatural being, Beta for the humans and Omega was the name for A.I.’s and any kind of unwelcome hybrid forms. A new social reform, in which Alphas and Betas lived separated for their own good, while Omegas had no real place to be, when they didn’t sold themselves and their service.
David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, “Ain’t it Harold and Kumar!” He was almost certainly making light of our race, but perhaps he also saw how comfortable we were with each other. The comparison fits in more ways than one since David is my oldest and closest friend.
David is an M.D.-Ph.D. student now, and I’m a science reporter. We’ve both read research on the effect friendships can have on mental health, and a study published Monday in Child Development seemed particularly relevant to us. The research suggests that bonds from adolescence might have an outsized role in a person’s mental health for years.
“The findings are giving us some good evidence for the importance of adolescent friendships, not just short-term but into adulthood,” says Catherine Bagwell, a psychologist at Emory University’s Oxford College, who was not involved with the study. “We haven’t had too many robust, rigorous findings like this.”
The researchers followed 169 people for 10 years, starting when they were 15 years old. At age 15 and again at 16, the participants were asked to bring in their closest friends for one-on-one interviews with the researchers.
6221. All the Teen Titans (honorary or otherwise) marched in the "March for Science", even if their powers were magic-based. Raven and Jinx carried a banner together that said: "Even witches call the doctor when something goes wrong".