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Real Simple, Aug. 14, 2019
The 10 Best Colleges in the U.S. Cost Less Than $25,000 Per Year, According to a New Analysis
Fortunately, the data aficionados at Money have it covered. Reporters at Money crunched the numbers to rank more than 700 institutions in the U.S. by value. The new analysis looked at more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings, to determine which colleges set graduates up for professional success (and high early career earnings) at a moderately affordable price.  The 10 Best Colleges in the U.S. 1. University of California, Irvine.

The Washington Post, Aug. 15, 2019
Hong Kong waits for Beijing’s next move. Here’s what Jeffrey Wasserstrom said.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of History wrote] “There’s a real danger in making specific predictions or thinking we’ll see a repeat of what happened either in Hong Kong in 2014 or Beijing in 1989. Here’s why – authorities have already departed from both scripts. Hong Kong’s police have responded far more brutally in 2019 – they used tear gas rarely in 2014, and never inside subway stations. And there was no deployment of gangs or thugs to beat up protesters prior to the 1989 Beijing massacre.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Red Tricycle, Aug. 14, 2019
How to Help Ease the Back-to-School Jitters
Although the previous school year may seem light-years away, reviewing with your child his successful completion of the prior school year will help set him up for success in the coming year. Jessica Borelli, associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine, says reminding a student of their past achievements will help build confidence for the impending new school year.

The Hill, Aug. 14, 2019 (Video)
Law professor: Court-packing should be ‘last resort’
Law professor Richard Hasen said Wednesday that expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court should be a “last resort” for lawmakers. “There are a lot of steps before that,” Richard Hansen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California Irvine, told Hill.TV in response to the controversial proposal. “That would would kind of a last resort if anybody is considering that — there are a lot of other things they could consider first,” he continued.

South China Morning Post, Aug. 15, 2019
Morning vs evening exercise: one is better for losing weight, the other for performance
A second group led by Paolo Sassone-Corsi, director of the Centre for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California at Irvine, also put mice on treadmills, but took a different approach. The researchers looked at the changes in muscle tissues after morning workouts, specifically the glucose breakdown and fat burning. In analysing the tissue, they found that exercise seemed to provide the most beneficial effects on metabolism during the mouse equivalent of what would be late morning for humans.

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