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Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

September 24, 2020

Lack of positive feedback on social media can decrease adolescents’ feelings of self-worth, multi-institutional team of psychologists finds.

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Like rose-colored glasses, a ‘sexy mindset’ helps you see what you want to see

Like rose-colored glasses, a ‘sexy mindset’ helps you see what you want to see

September 22, 2020

Researchers find that having a “sexy mindset” makes people perceive potential partners as way more attractive.

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Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

September 22, 2020

The history of eugenics in the United States leaves today’s migrant women vulnerable, argues University of Rochester history professor Brianna Theobald in a Washington Post “Made by History” op-ed.

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NFL owners are now willing to support players’ protests

NFL owners are now willing to support players’ protests

September 14, 2020

“[T]he National Football League’s newfound appreciation for its players’ civil rights gestures is likely to be tested by the election season and by fans’ spending power,” says political scientist Bethany Lacina.

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Déjà vu: What happens to America when one candidate wins the popular vote but not the Electoral College?

Déjà vu: What happens to America when one candidate wins the popular vote but not the Electoral College?

September 11, 2020

Political scientists explore how the November election will be viewed if there’s a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College count.

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Watchdog report: US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

Watchdog report: US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

September 11, 2020

Latest Bright Line Watch analysis finds erosion “across the board” on measures of democratic principles and how well the US is abiding by them.

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Voting by mail limits the spread of COVID-19. But is the ballot really secret?

Voting by mail limits the spread of COVID-19. But is the ballot really secret?

September 9, 2020

While voting by mail would allow tens of millions of people to participate safely in this fall’s election, it carries its own risk to the integrity of the voting, say the authors of a forthcoming book on secret balloting.

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Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

July 6, 2020

In a new book, Rochester political scientist David Primo and his coauthor argue that the influence of campaign financing is misunderstood by voters, policymakers, the media, and political analysts.

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Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

June 12, 2020

University of Rochester experts have helped develop a handbook for health care providers to recognize and diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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How to clean and disinfect—the right way

How to clean and disinfect—the right way

June 9, 2020

As businesses and other aspects of the economy open up, xxperts at the Medical Center offer tips for how to clean and disinfect your home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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