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Los Angeles Times

Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication said new corporate disclosure forms for a grocery chain’s customer loyalty program are “scandalous.” “Why does a grocer need to know so much about its customers?” he asked.

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The Hill

Critics fear Facebook fact-checkers losing misinformation fight

Eugene Kiely of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about Factcheck.org and how the site manages Facebook content for review.

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Science

Deciphering a cancer treatment’s dark side

Saar Gill of the Perelman School of Medicine said it would be easier to treat cancer using CAR-T cell therapy without the looming possibility of triggering cytokine release syndrome.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

With 2020 election, Women’s March on Philadelphia ‘more important now than ever,’ organizers say

Dawn Teele of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the Women’s March, calling it “a cathartic show of solidarity rather than a solid movement with a specific end.”

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The Atlantic

Prohibition was a failed experiment in moral governance

Samuel Freeman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Law School spoke about the “failed experiment” of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution, which installed Prohibition, calling it “an amendment that had to do with a matter of private morality [that] didn’t work.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ did not increase number of teen suicides, study finds

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center reanalyzed data on adolescent suicides and found no evidence of a significant increase in suicides after the release of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” series. “Researchers are looking for that negative effect, and maybe ignoring the fact that some of these shows may help people,” he said. “For some people, the show reduced suicidal tendencies, but it also had a detrimental effect on others. You can’t disentangle them.”

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The Economist

How housing became the world’s biggest asset class

Research by Harvard’s Edward Glaeser and Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School about the history of U.S. housing was cited.

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6ABC.com

Real-life 'Superman' cop helps disabled man who lost bag at Philadelphia hospital

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, praised an officer in the Penn Police Department who replaced items stolen from a hospital patient with Down syndrome. The officer prefers to remain anonymous.

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The New York Times

Can melatonin vapes safely help people sleep?

Julio Chirinos of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an editorial to accompany a new study about the effects of marathon running on the heart. “Exercise is great for the entire body, including the arteries,” he said.

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Rolling Stone

Can melatonin vapes safely help people sleep?

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on the use of melatonin to aid sleep. “There have been quite a few randomized trials showing that melatonin is no better than placebo to help people sleep,” he said.

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