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ABC7, Aug. 18, 2019 (Video)
Study finds daytime naps good for older kids, not just toddlers
Taking a nap is an essential part of a young toddler’s day. But most kids give up napping by the age of five. University of California Irvine researchers studied kids age 10 to 12 years old. They found those who had a midday nap were happier and had more self-control, fewer behavior problems and a higher IQ.

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 17, 2019
Tumblr and the End of the Eyeballs-Are-Everything Era
Since it was difficult or impossible for outsiders to insert themselves into conversations, and because it was and still is a place that allows pseudonymous accounts, the site felt safe for members of marginalized communities, says Alexander Cho, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Salon, Aug. 18, 2019
There’s a lot more to a selfie than meets the eye
Professor Catherine Liu, who recently taught a class at the University of California at Irvine on the history of selfies, likens young people and selfie-taking to the communalism movement of the 1960s. “The moral panic about youth culture replicates the youth culture panics that took place around rock ’n’ roll—these knee jerk reactions about ‘out of control’ young people who don’t care about privacy and are addicted to this thing,” said Liu when we spoke via phone.

Medium, Aug. 16, 2019
Exercise Your Way To A Better Brain
Brains look “younger” in people who exercise. … 73- to 85-year-olds adults engaging in regular exercise had hippocampi appearing similar to young, healthy brains aged only 20 to 59, according to a study at UC Irvine’s Memory Institute for Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Huff Post, Aug. 16, 2019
Kashmir Shutdown ‘Unprecedented’ For A Democracy, Says UN Freedom Of Speech Expert
As the United Nations Security Council discusses Kashmir for the first time in 48 years, HuffPost India spoke with David Kaye, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, who described the communication blackout as “unprecedented” for a democratic society. Kaye, a clinical law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said, “I can’t think of a democratic country that repeatedly shuts down the internet for whatever reason.”

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