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Gun rights groups try using NYC laws to expand 2nd Amendment | USA Today

“The NRA and the challengers won’t be satisfied if New York repeals its law,” says Adam Winkler, a UCLA School of Law professor and author of a book on the gun rights battle. “They want the Supreme Court to step in and announce stronger protections for gun rights under the Second Amendment.”

Are women the future of guitar music? | BBC

Singer-songwriter, lecturer at UCLA and board member of Women in Music LA, [Natasha] Pasternak began her career in the Toronto indie scene. The search for bandmates was tough for Pasternak, “I remember sitting at my kitchen table getting emotional going, ‘Why can’t I find bandmates? I just don’t understand this’. Especially guys that wanted to play in a band with me, not date me.”

Student-athlete overcomes heart condition to compete | ESPN

Before the NCAA softball season, Stevie Wisz was told she needed heart surgery — again. Instead, she's running the bases and scoring runs as UCLA goes for a national title.

Tourists’ selfies are ruining Easter Island | Daily Mail (U.K.)

“By Rapa Nui standards, on an island where electricity is provided by a generator, water is precious and depleted, and all the infrastructure is stressed, 150,000 is a mob,” said [UCLA’s Jo Anne Van Tilburg]. But even more disheartening are the actions of some of the tourists during their visit. “Tourism of the sort experienced today has a very negative impact on the Rapa Nui sense of community.”

Schwarzenegger’s favorite cigar club exempt from tobacco ban | Los Angeles Times

“I know very well the adverse effects on health, that’s why I’m supportive of the general ban,” said Dr. Richard Shemin, chairman of cardiac surgery at UCLA and a vocal advocate for the cigar lounge exemption. “However, I think adults in private clubs who make personal choices should be allowed to do so.”

Millennials are poorer and own less property | Business Insider

Till von Wachter, an economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the Journal that the effects of entering the workforce during a downtown will “have health and lifestyle consequences well into middle-age.”

Here’s how to curtail fear of missing out | Chicago Tribune

Connecting with the reasons you chose not to participate (money, commitment to work or disliking the people there) and owning your choice can go a long way, said Adi Jaffe, mental health expert and lecturer at UCLA. Even if you didn’t actually make the choice to be excluded.

Are veggie chips healthier than potato chips? | Time

“I still would not make the argument that this is a healthy food,” says Dana Hunnes, a dietitian and adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “The real healthfulness would come from eating the actual vegetable or root in a more natural form, such as boiling, sautéing, or baking.”

Can CBD help reduce heroin cravings? | Healthline

“It’s thought that craving contributes to relapse, so if there’s a way that we can reduce craving, then perhaps we can reduce relapse,” said Ziva Cooper, Ph.D., research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

The man who is aging too fast | Medical Xpress

Steve Horvath, professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has used one type of these, called methylation marks, to create an “epigenetic clock” that, he says, looks beyond the external signs of aging like wrinkles or gray hair, to more accurately measure how biologically old you are. The marks can be read from blood, urine, organ or skin tissue samples.