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The 15 U.S. colleges that pay off the most for engineering students | CNBC

One of the most selective schools in the University of California school system, the University of California, Los Angeles, is known for its strong athletics department. The most popular majors at UCLA are biology, business economics, political science, psychology and psychobiology. (CNBC ranks UCLA No. 9 among public schools.)

Price of good economy: More time stuck in traffic | Wall Street Journal

“All things equal, you would rather be a mayor coping with a congestion problem than you would one with empty streets,” said Brian Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Congestion is the price people pay for an overburdened road system, he said. “When demand exceeds supply, we have to meter the road use in some way, and so what we do now is we do it by queuing and waiting.”

Trump’s fake accent angers Asian Americans | Associated Press

By 2016, some Asian ethnic groups that had leaned Republican shifted into the Democratic camp, said Natalie Masuoka, an associate professor of political science and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. A larger share of Asian American Republicans voted for John McCain in 2008 than for Trump in 2016. A Pew Research Center survey said 53% of Asian American registered voters in 1998 identified with the Democratic Party. That figure rose to 65% in 2017. “They are adding more and more new voters to the electorate,” Masuoka said. “Alongside Latino immigrants, they’re important for candidates to mobilize.”

How bad would a recession be for Trump in 2020? 8 experts weigh in | Vox

“To the extent that a recession will lead to a drop in GDP in the first two quarters of the election year, I’d guess it could hurt his chances for reelection. Declining growth rate — for whatever reasons — usually signals vote loss for the incumbent party. It’s a robust relationship in the post-New Deal era. The time to watch is the first six months of 2020. If growth is less than 1 percent, the president should worry,” [said UCLA’s Lynn Vavreck].

Experts offer new recommendations for screening more women for breast cancer | ABC News

Women who have “had breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer and have not been tested or who have ancestors associated with BRCA1/2 gene mutations” should also be assessed for risk, Dr. Carol Mangione, task force member and professor of medicine and public health at UCLA, told “GMA.” … “We do not recommend routine assessment of people who do not have a personal or family history or ancestral connection,” Dr. Mangione said. “The harms of doing so outweigh the risks.” (Also: CNN)

What states that don’t protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination have in common | The Conversation

In a 2007 study of literature by the Williams Institute, a think tank at the University of California, Los Angeles, 16% to 68% of those identifying as lesbian, gay and bisexual, and 15% to 57% of those identifying as transgender, reported experiences of employment discrimination.

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims | Associated Press

Even that may be too much of a stretch, said Ramesh Srinivasan, an information-studies professor at UCLA, who noted that the study’s finding of alleged search-result bias doesn’t account for other possible influences on voters. “We can’t jump to conclusions that it gave any a candidate millions of votes,” he said.

Fewer disabled students enrolled at California charter schools, teachers union study says | Sacramento Bee

Charter schools’ most vocal critics say charter schools cherry-pick students who are least expensive to serve and most likely to score high on tests. But that argument paints charter schools with an overly broad brush, said John Rogers, an education policy expert at the University of California Los Angeles.

Natural sugars vs. added sugars: Do our bodies know the difference? | HuffPost

According to the experts, the answer is a resounding yes. Dana Hunnes, a registered dietitian and adjunct assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at UCLA, helps us understand why. “If we eat a beet or if we eat an apple, we are also eating all the other nutrients encompassed in that food, including water, fats and proteins,” she said. “When we take the sugar out of context, that sugar is devoid of all the heath-enhancing properties of the original food it was sourced from, losing all of its nutrient properties except for the sweetness and the calories.”

Opioid explosion: Stanislaus County residents got 218 million pills in seven years | Modesto Bee

A 2006 study by UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine says that “substance abuse treatment costs $1,583 and is associated with a monetary benefit to society of $11,487 ... These benefits were primarily because of reduced costs of crime and increased employment earnings.”

As LAUSD students return to classes, parents weigh in on how and why they chose their child’s school | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“Every school says they’re diverse. Every school says they’re for social justice. Every school says they’re a math and science STEM school. You have to go and see what the feel is and understand really what’s going on,” said UCLA’s Tonikiaa Orange. (Approx. 09:50 mark)

Why teens cannot get enough sleep in the school year | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The UCLA–Berkeley researchers urge parents to target bedtime to reduce the functional impairments associated with too little sleep, as well as improving academic and emotional outcomes.

When does heart health return to normal after quitting smoking? | HealthDay News

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center in Los Angeles, said nearly every study of former smokers finds that their risk for heart events is lower than that of those who continue to smoke. “It’s never too late, from a cardiovascular risk standpoint, to stop smoking,” he said, no matter how much you smoke or how long you’ve done so.

Time out shouldn’t be your go-to parenting tool but can be useful if it’s well planned | The Conversation

Yet the evidence shows it can be effective for children aged two to eight years — when used occasionally, calmly, briefly and when the process is pre-planned and understood by both parent and child. Even UCLA professor of psychiatry Dan Siegel, the author of “No Drama Discipline” who is widely believed to be anti-time out, supports the technique.