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Sunday September 2nd, 2018 night edition

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A new study finds that people with larger volumes in the prefrontal cortical brain regions may be more likely to have greater personality traits that can protect against emotional distress, such as optimism.

“In this study, we wanted to look at commonalities across brain regions and across personality traits that contribute to protective factors,” said Matt Moore, a Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow and co-author of the study.

“We targeted a number of regions in the prefrontal cortex, looking specifically at the volume of those regions using structural magnetic resonance imaging.

We did a confirmatory factor analysis, which is basically a statistical approach for testing whether there is a common factor underlying the observed measurements.”.

The researchers hope to identify these brain regions along with specific personality traits in order to create ways for individuals to learn how to combat anxiety and depression.

“This study gives us the coordinates of the brain regions that are important as well as some traits that are important,” Moore said.

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Thousands of Oakland school children won't be getting meals due to budget cuts

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- Thousands of Oakland school children won't be getting a hot meal at the end of the day through their after school programs.

The school district says due to budget constraints the board voted to eliminate the supper program this year.

Oakland school sports had also been on the chopping block, but this week an anonymous donor and the Oakland Raiders ponied up nearly $300,000 to save them. »

'Incredibles 2' Just Broke A Box Office Record For Any Movie Not Rated PG-13

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That puts the film past the $486m gross of Finding Dory to become the highest-grossing animated feature of all time in North America.

Incredibles is now the biggest-grossing movie in North American box office history that is rated either G, PG, R, NC-17 or X.

Even in a world saturated by superhero movies and kid-targeted toons, Incredibles 2 remains special. »

Samoan Prime Minister: Leaders Who Deny Climate Change Are 'Utterly Stupid'

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Mike Segar/Reuters Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele criticized world leaders who don't believe in climate change in a recent speech.

Tuilaepa Sailele delivered his no-holds-barred address at the Lowy Institute, a think-tank in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday.

“Any leader of those countries who believes that there is no climate change, I think he ought to be taken to mental confinement. »