Science of Sex: Arousal, Disgust, and Decision Making

Welcome to November’s issue of Science of Sex, wherein I tackle issues about human sexuality. Why do we do that? How do we know? This month, I discuss another issue related to arousal (although I’ve barely scratched the surface, it seems)  I hope you enjoy this article, and if you’re interested in more, check out the Science of Sex archives. Initially, I was just going to write about the interplay between arousal and disgust, but sexual arousal affects so many of our systems — especially cognit...
Tags: College, Arousal, Dopamine, Disgust, Cognitive Ability, Science of Sex, Sexual Risk Taking

'90s Fashion Icons: Melissa Joan Hart

AKA Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Here's how you can get her magical style! In case you're new here, let's get you up to speed. Over the last few weeks I've been breaking down the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about if you want to really rock decade's look. Last week's spotlight was on the stunning singer/dancer/actress/ageless wonder Jennifer Lopez, but this week we're talking about someone with a totally different approach to fashion. Today we're covering our favorite TGIF star and te...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Jennifer Lopez, Salem, Nickelodeon, 1990s, Witch, Melissa, Bloomingdale, Melissa Joan Hart, Clarissa, Sabrina, TV fashion, Melissa Joey, Sabrina Spellman

I Started Wearing Men's Flannels & It Changed My Fashion Game

Comfort and warmth? Versatility and flexibility? Sold!Plaid flannels are a closet staple, and for good reason. They're comfortable and versatile, and compatible with a variety of styles.  And if you get the right kind, they're also warm, which is perfect for the fall and winter months. I've often struggled, though, with finding a good women's flannel. The ones I've tried always end up being too cinched in at the waist, or too tight in the bust, or too short - and the material is always too thin...
Tags: Fall, Winter, Navy, College, Old Navy, Cold Weather, Target, Winter Wear, Winter Clothing, Kohl, Kohl's, Fashion Tips, Flannel, Winter Outfits, Winter Clothes, Winter 2018

8 in 10 LAUSD seniors apply to college. Here’s the campuses they chose, new study shows

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report Eight out of 10 LA Unified seniors applied to college, and nearly two-thirds applied to at least one four-year college, according to a new report —  the first in a series examining Los Angeles students’ college-going data. Those figures, for the Class of 2017, show that Los Angeles seniors apply at similar rates as their peers nationally. But they outpace their peers in the number of applications they submit. The study is the first by a research partn...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, University Of California, Ucla, Miller, Los Angeles County, CSU, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, GPA, UC Irvine

Looks on Campus: Maria - West Virginia University

Crushing the colorful game.I bumped into Maria one fall afternoon on West Virginia University's Evansdale campus and was immediately drawn to her ensemble's uniqueness. From her stylish jeans to quirky color combination, Maria's look is bold and fun. Her willingness to find pieces that capture her personality is truly an inspiration. Maria 101 Name: MariaSchool: West Virginia UniversityMajor: Art Education Year: FreshmanHometown: Morgantown, WV Let's Talk Fashion Who inspires your style? "I wo...
Tags: College, West Virginia, Converse, Chelsea, Street Style, West Virginia University, WVU, Ralph Lauren, Colorful, Tommy Hilfiger, American Eagle, Maria, Polaroid, Southeast, Mustard, Ashton

Matthew Hedges jailing: two more UK universities cut ties with UAE

Durham University and University of Exeter join backlash against Gulf state over academic’s imprisonment The academic backlash against the life imprisonment of Matthew Hedges is growing, with two more UK universities cutting ties with the United Arab Emirates until the Durham PhD student accused of spying is released.Durham University has suspended all field research in the UAE while lecturers at the University of Exeter, where Hedges did his master’s degree, have voted in favour of an academic ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Uae, Durham, Gulf, Durham University, University of Exeter, Hedges, Matthew Hedges

Why mentors matter for student teachers – and their future students

A trio of Washington researchers wondered if the mentors who helped student teachers learn the ropes made a difference in student outcomes. They found it does, especially in math.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab

London schools tackle pollution with face masks and air purifiers

Schools introduce walk-to-school initiatives and stock up on asthma medicineSchools across the UK are taking ever more drastic steps in an effort to mitigate the effects of air pollution on their pupils’ health.Amid growing concern about the long-term implications of toxic air on young people’s development, the Guardian has found one London school is raising money for face masks for its pupils, while a growing number are installing air purifiers in classrooms and thousands more are trying to det...
Tags: Health, UK, London, Education, Children, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Schools, Guardian

Give the Easter Islanders their statue back – it doesn’t belong in the British Museum | Simon Jenkins

If the spiritual importance of the artefact matters to its owners, why deny them? This is a political issue, not an aesthetic oneBe prepared. The great museums of Europe are about to see an invasion of former colonies demanding the return of their stuff. This week the governor of Easter Island, Tarita Alarcón Rapu, tearfully pleaded with the British Museum to have back her ancestor, immortally embodied in a statue in its possession. “You have our soul,” she said. Her audience must have cringed.F...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Americas, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Museums, Colonialism, Victoria, British Museum, Simon Jenkins, Easter Islanders, Rapu, Tarita Alarcon Rapu

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