Lars Tangen-Ackerman

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Sunless tanning to avoid cancer

Photo credit: Lars Tangen-Ackerman

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 Several states, including California have an...

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How to master cultural literacy

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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 Martinez. Statements like, "We have [had] an African-American president, so racism doesn’t exist,"...

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The psychology behind cultural literacy

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 campus as attending classes and doing homework on time.“We have a tendency...

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Finding love online for LGBTQ students

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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 just five years ago meeting a romantic partner online was not mainstream and was...

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Resolution confusion

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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 Americans usually set goals of self-improvement for...