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Surprise! Inspirational Text Messages Won’t Improve Teens’ Grades

Think twice before sexting, unfortunately. (Photo: Gregor Richardson, ODT)

All those “Good Luck!” texts you’ve been sending your teen on test day aren’t doing a damn thing, science says.

We could have told you that anyway, but Harvard University economist Roland Fryer actually conducted an experiment to study the effects of inspirational texts on teens’ grades. Yes, this sounds like the most productive use of a Harvard economist’s time. Read More