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Inc., Oct. 19, 2017
How This Daily 5-Minute Habit Can Change the Way You Live (and Do Business)
In fact, it can be as long as twenty-three minutes before you get back to the work you were doing before the interruption, according to research by Gloria Mark, PhD, a professor who studies digital distraction at the University of California, Irvine.

Mashable, Oct. 18, 2017
How excessive social media use during a disaster could harm your mental health
“If random people you don’t know are tweeting information that seems really scary — and, in particular, if you’re in a lockdown and someone is tweeting about multiple shooters — that’s anxiety-provoking,” says Nickolas M. Jones, the study’s lead author and a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Oct. 18, 2017
Is Irvine becoming less safe as the city grows? Here’s what the data shows
“I’ve heard people say it’s getting worse and there’s just no evidence of that,” said John Hipp, professor of criminology at UC Irvine. “It’s a very safe city, I”ll say that.” His analysis of historical FBI data of reported crimes shows Irvine’s per capita violent and property crime rates have decreased since 1975, when the city had just over 30,000 residents. … He said the presence of universities like UCI may be contributing to Irvine’s safety, too.

Science, Oct. 18, 2017
Analysis of China’s one-child policy sparks uproar
Three demographers—Wang Feng of the University of California, Irvine; Cai Yong of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; and Gu Baochang of Renmin University of China in Beijing—set out to challenge this figure. In a 2013 paper in Population and Development Review, they found that in 16 developing countries that started with similar birth rates as China in 1970, the crude birth rate fell to an average of 22 per 1000 by 1998, far below the commission’s estimate.

The Guardian, Oct. 18, 2017
‘A huge deal’ for China as the era of Xi Jinping Thought begins
Jeff Wasserstrom, a professor of modern Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine, said the move to honour China’s leader underlined the “radical shift” that had taken place in Chinese politics since a relatively unknown Xi took power in November 2012. In the five years since, Xi has overseen a severe political chill and built a reputation as one of the country’s most dominant leaders since Mao.

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