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Need a Book With That Spider?

The New York Times |
Following a discovery of Mediterranean recluse spiders in a University of Michigan library, spider expert Richard S. Vetter explains that fear of arachnids is often irrational, as spider-caused fatalities are exceedingly rare.
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One Personality Trait Predicts Longevity More Than Others—But Why?

Psychology Today |
Psychology Professor Howard Friedman finds that neurotic personalities have worse physical health and subjective well-being in old age. 
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Black students are succeeding in college at higher rates, but far behind white peers, report says

The Los Angeles Times |
Black students are experiencing success at UC Riverside, where the racial achievement gap is one of the smallest in the nation. 
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Bob Dylan performed at UC Riverside 57 years ago. Here’s what we know

The Press Enterprise |
The Press Enterprise delves into the history of Bob Dylan's Feb. 25, 1964 concert appearance at UC Riverside.
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Why Are Literature and Philosophy Such an Awkward Match?

The New Republic |
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel is editor of a new anthology that reveals the perils and rewards of philosophical fiction.
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Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

The New York Times |
Sociology Professor Ellen Reese says there has been a surge of worker organizing during the pandemic, but it's not clear if this will lead to a surge in unionization because many employees' jobs are not secure. 
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Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

The New York Times |
Emily D. Engelschall, who oversees admissions at UCR, believes that the University of California's decision to suspend using SAT and ACT scores has driven big application increases.  
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Could Texas freeze happen in California?

ABC7 Eyewitness News |
UCR environmental scientist Will Porter addresses the relationship of Texas' extreme weather to climate change, and whether Californians should be concerned about similar impacts.