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  • Visually dyslexic artist Kimberly Watters opens Mount Dora Center for the Arts exhibit

    Visually dyslexic artist Kimberly Watters opens Mount Dora Center for the Arts exhibit
    MOUNT DORA — When artist Kimberly Watters reads, she doesn't see the words the way most people do. She is visually dyslexic, meaning words in the text might blur or jitter. Surprisingly, she was delighted to receive the diagnosis. "I said,...
  • Kids' brains on summer vacation too? How to prevent 'learning loss'

    Kids' brains on summer vacation too? How to prevent 'learning loss'
    There's mathematics to be found in cooking and baking with your kids. There's math and geography to be found in looking at a map with your kids before taking a road trip. And if you're going to allot "screen time" on mobile devices or computers for your...
  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • Finding creative solutions to summer 'brain drain' dilemma

    Finding creative solutions to summer 'brain drain' dilemma
    Chicago Public School kids — including mine — are released for summer on Friday, which means I have two days to start panicking about summer brain drain. Or not. I can't decide. On the one hand, research indicates it's a real thing, with...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • UC Irvine law school earns full accreditation

    UC Irvine law school earns full accreditation
    UC Irvine’s law school has been granted full accreditation by the American Bar Assn., the university has announced. The UC Irvine School of Law was the first new public law school in the state in almost 50 years when it opened in 2009 and gained...
  • Soccer-Standing paraplegic patient kicks ball to open World Cup

    SAO PAULO, June 12 (Reuters) - A standing paraplegic man kicked the first soccer ball of the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday, a triumphant moment for a research project aiming to give patients who have lost feeling in their legs the ability to walk...
  • Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

    Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....
  • 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

    As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
  • La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat

    La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat
    Across the nation, pollsters are identifying key races to watch in the June 3 primary. Odds are, they aren’t looking too closely at California’s 43rd Assembly District. That’s where incumbent Rep. Mike Gatto (D- Silver Lake) is...
  • Bullies may get a long-lasting physical benefit, scientists say

    Bullies may gain health benefits that last into adulthood from their behavior, researchers said Monday. And in turn, children who are bullied can suffer long-lasting inflammation. “Our study found that a child’s role in bullying can serve as...
  • 'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry

    'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry
    In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...