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Screen time tampers with preteens' ability to read the emotions of others

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children 2 and younger should have zero screen time and those older should have no more than a couple of hours a day.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Star Tribune

Increasingly, retirees dump their possessions and hit the road

David Law and his wife, Bonnie Carleton, who are traveling in retirement. The couple downsized their property to the extreme and opted for what Law termed their “endless holiday.” Some call themselves "senior gypsies."

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Knoxville, TN, The Mission (San Francisco, CA)

Holtville Tribune

NSF Creates Regional Innovation Center Headquartered in Los Angeles

The National Science Foundation announced that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by USC, the California Institute of Technology , and the University of California Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: California Institute of Technology, Marshall, CA

Waikato Times

The write stuff to study at UCLA

FILM FEMME: Shoshana Sachi is on her way to the University of California, Los Angeles, for a two-year course in film screenwriting.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Newkerala.com

Why men in uniform march in unison

In what could shed light on why soldiers march in step, researchers have found that men who walk in unison judge potential threats as less formidable than men who walk alone.

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Switched

'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Distance Revealed In Most Accurate Measurement Yet

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC San Diego

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Scaremongering over child refugees

Alvaro Huerta, a University of California, Los Angeles visiting scholar at the Chicano Studies Research Center, wrote this for Progressive Media Project.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Health Insider: Clinical trials don't reflect real-world patients

People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology

Canberra Times

Plugged-in kids lose social skills

Children who are constantly plugged into smartphones, computers and televisions are losing vital social skills, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, TV, Electronics

The Coast News

WWII vet creating book for Library of Congress

A business relationship that started at Fiesta del Sol has evolved into a friendship and the creation of a book that will be submitted to the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Related Topix: Solana Beach, CA

Alabama Live

Southeastern Bible College names new president from Bogota, Colombia

Granados is a native of Bogota, Colombia. He and his wife, Dorian, have two daughters, Emma, 10, and Sophia, 8. Granados has been serving as the vice president of academic affairs for The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California, where he was previously associate dean of strategic initiatives and director of church and urban ministries.

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Related Topix: Southeastern Bible College, World News, Colombia, The Master's College, Sun-Valley, CA

Capital Soup

UF to launch re-branding campaign focused on research, tackling global issues

The University of Florida on Saturday will launch a re-branding campaign centered on the university's research, global outreach and commitment to take on the big issues facing the world.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical Daily

Men Feel More Powerful When Marching In Sync, But Does It Also Make Them More Inclined To Violence?

Ever wonder if there was something other than tradition that caused men to move in unison when marching into battle.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NBC29

Fans Flood Downtown to Support 'Hoos before Season Opener

The University of Virginia has an uphill battle going into its season opener against the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), University of Virginia

CBS News

"Yes means yes" law aims to reduce sexual assaults when "no" isn't enough

University of California, Los Angeles senior Savanah Badalich is an advocate for the proposed law.

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Canada.com

Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Hard Choices, Books, North America, Canada, World News

Ottawa Citizen

Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6

The consensus frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 - and perhaps the next president of the United States - will be in Ottawa Oct. 6 for a luncheon speech at the Ottawa Convention Centre, the Citizen has learned.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, North America, Canada, World News

CBS News

iPads improve language skills in autistic kids

A third of autistic children still having difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Science / Technology, Ipad

Health.com

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

Inhabitat

Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids' Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater amount than a control group who had screen time as usual for the same period.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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