In Brief: Jun. 4, 2001

IT'S THE SEAT BELT, STUPID The U.S. ranks behind nearly every other developed country when it comes to buckling up, according to a report by the National Safety Council. While parents are careful to strap in infants and toddlers, teens too often go unbuckled, it concluded. The council handed out grades for seat-belt use and gave 16 states a D or an F. Only California and New Mexico earned an A.

PLAYGROUND SEX ROLES In a study of kids in day care, researchers at Arizona State University found that when boys play mostly with boys and girls mostly with girls,...

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