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NBC News, May 5, 2017
How to Prevent Interruptions at Work
“What fascinates me is that people interrupted themselves almost as much as they were interrupted by external sources,” said Gloria Mark, associate professor at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, who conducted a study on workplace interruptions. “They interrupted themselves about 44 percent of the time.”

The Huffington Post, May 8, 2017
Trump Administration Cites Segregation-Era Ruling To Defend Its Travel Ban
Palmer is one of the worst Supreme Court decisions ever handed down in regards to race, said Michele Goodwin, the chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine.  “Citing Palmer is like citing Buck v. Bell for a premise of equal protection,” Goodwin says. (Buck v. Bell legalized eugenics.) She added that a case like Palmer also doesn’t hold up over time.

Orange County Register, May 5, 2017
Growing team mentality of Democrats, Republicans is pulling Americans apart
“Red Sox fans hate Yankees fans, but there’s nothing more to it than that. Once the subject changes, all that goes away. But in politics, people see it as a moral difference,” said Peter Ditto, a social psychologist at UC Irvine. “And it’s fed by the media, and by people surrounding themselves with others who think the same way.”

NBC News, May 6, 2017
UC Irvine Considering Center to Study Marijuana
It’s the brainchild of Daniele Piomelli, a neurobiology professor who studies marijuana. He says the institute would research the impact of cannabis on everything from medicine and the environment to business and culture. Piomelli says the UC Irvine schools of medicine and law will lead the way for the institute but he’s talked to the business, engineering, communications and other schools. He hopes to have the institute running within a year.

Consumer Reports, May 7, 2017
Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones
“Lemonade therapy” may be a possible alternative to traditional citrate treatments, which are often recommended to prevent kidney stones, but can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Don’t add sugar, though; sugar-sweetened beverages can boost stone risk by around 20 percent, according to Ramy Youssef Yaacoub, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of urology at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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