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CNBC, March 8, 2022
Is the news cycle stressing you out? Here are 4 ways to protect your mental health
Dana Rose Garfin, an assistant [adjunct nursing] professor at the University of California, Irvine, has spent more than 13 years researching how trauma exposure impacts both physical and mental health. She says news outlets have a tendency to report the same information over and over again, which isn’t beneficial for some people. ″[T]ry to turn the cable news off once you start hearing the same stories start to repeat,” Garfin says.

TIME, March 8, 2022
Watching War Unfold on Social Media Affects Your Mental Health
Roxane Cohen Silver, a [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine who researches media coverage and trauma, says the amount of media someone consumes and how graphic that content is, influenced its effects on mental health. Compared to people who viewed less, those who watched at least four hours of television coverage per day during the week following the September 11 attacks reported increased stress and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and were at greater risk of developing health problems years later, Cohen Silver’s team found in a study published in 2013.

Forbes, March 8, 2022
Signs And Symptoms Of Dyslexia In Adults
“Because adults have experienced dyslexia for a longer period—and may have developed compensatory strategies—they may rely on slightly different brain mechanisms for reading processes than children with dyslexia,” says Young-Suk Kim, professor and senior associate dean at the University of California, Irvine School of Education. … Many adults who have spent their entire lifetime coping with the challenges of dyslexia develop resilience and grit because of it—and that grit and resilience can help them thrive in other areas of life, she says.

Business Insider, March 8, 2022
The influence of ‘the pink tax’ is about more than just higher prices. Here’s how it works and how it affects women’s finances.
“There are so many offerings with what is commonly referred to as this ‘pink it or shrink it’ strategy,” said Tonya Williams Bradford, an associate professor of marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business of the University of California, Irvine. “These products are smaller and priced at a premium.” … “I encourage consumers to contact their favorite brands. They all have ways for you to get in touch with them, and let them know this doesn’t sit well with you,” Bradford said.

ABC10, March 6, 2022 (Video)
Here’s what people are saying about the 2022 nominees for Best Picture
Catherine Benamou, [associate] professor of film studies at UC Irvine [said], “I think most of them are, again, trying to appeal … to a younger generation in different ways. … “There’s an attempt to either take them (viewers) back in time and to imagine themselves growing up in a period that really preceded them … or to get them to think about how to strive in their lives for what they’re aiming for. …  So, it’s less about the stakes of art cinema versus commercial cinema than I think about generation.” [Benamou starts 1:02]