Marcus Shaw UC Merced

Former street kid fulfills educational promise with Ph.D.

Marcus Shaw turns his troubled past into an area of study and fuel for his own academic achievement.

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US retail jobs are bad — but it doesn’t have to stay that way

A new book compares working conditions in the US with other countries.

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How to control worrying (according to science)

There hasn't been a scientifically proven technique for reducing stress — until now.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

Mexican origin family stress UC Davis

Stress and resilience among Mexican-origin families in California

New research hopes to improve the health of more than 40 percent of the state's population.

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Preventing disease with the help of social media

Eleni Linos focuses on how technology influences our behaviors to make an impact on health.

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Understudied racial minority groups show alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes

A new study highlights major health problems affecting historically ignored racial groups.

UC Merced biology

Is biology behind your political views?

How your body processes its fight or flight response may affect your opinion, a new study finds.

Get Out UCLA

‘Get Out’-inspired class gets students to dig into portrayals of race and fear

Jordan Peele stops by lecturer Tananarive Due's course on how depictions of blackness have shaped real-life prejudice.

UC Berkeley blog

Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein

If we want to stop the predators among us, we have to look at how power corrupts.

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