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    If it were anywhere else in the world, the nondescript house strewn with buckets of coca leaves soaked in solvent would seem to be a clandestine cocaine lab. But this is La Paz, Bolivia, and the sweet aroma of Andean coca steeping in plastic barrels signals that you've arrived at the pioneer…

      At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren’t, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child — is not easy. Using social media platforms is still the default for most American teenagers. But parents — and even some teens themselves — are growing increasingly concerned about the effects of social media use on young people. So how can parents help kids stay safe? There is no magic bullet, but experts recommend, above all, open communication.

        US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has called for Congress to mandate warning labels on social media platforms. He highlighted their potential harm to teenagers' mental health, comparing social media to unsafe cars or contaminated food. Dr. Murthy stressed that excessive use of platforms su…

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