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Sunless tanning to avoid cancer

Sunless tanning to avoid cancer

Lars Tangen-Ackerman

April 11, 2017

There are more new cases of skin cancer in America each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. Over the past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, according to Sk...

Part two: How to master cultural literacy

Part two: How to master cultural literacy

Lars Tangen-Ackerman

February 13, 2017

Being open minded, curious and educated in history and art might be the best way to master cultural literacy. "We need to be aware of our differences and talk openly about them," said assistant professor and co-director of CSUN's clinical psychology graduate program and Department of Psychology, Jonathan...

Part one: The psychology behind cultural literacy

Part one: The psychology behind cultural literacy

Lars Tangen-Ackerman

February 13, 2017

As one of the most diverse campuses in the country, CSUN is a melting pot of different cultures, languages and minority groups. That diversity comes with a special responsibility to all people on campus, especially in regards to minority groups. Being culturally sensitive is perhaps as important on...

Finding love online for LGBTQ students

Finding love online for LGBTQ students

Lars Tangen-Ackerman

January 30, 2017

Online dating has been growing for years and the LGBTQ community embraced the opportunities provided by these websites and apps immediately, and then straight people followed. "I feel like they stole that from us," said Richard Rachman, 26, on straight people and dating apps. Rachman said that...

Resolution confusion

Resolution confusion

Lars Tangen-Ackerman

January 17, 2017

Every January news outlets are filled with stories about how crowded the gyms are, and experts say about half the people fall off by the time February comes rolling around. The number one New Year's resolution of Americans is to lose weight or achieve a healthier way of living. About 40 percent of...

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