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Tuesday August 4th, 2020 night edition

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The unattractive defendant was given a higher sentence than the attractive defendant.

[10] In another mock burglary trial, the jurors gave higher sentences to the unattractive defendant.

However, in the swindle trial, higher sentences were given to the attractive defendant.

It was hypothesised that the attractive defendant used her attractiveness in the swindle case, and the jurors held this with disapproval.

For negligent homicide, robbery, burglary, and civil negligence, unattractive defendants were sentenced higher than attractive defendants.

One study surveyed a series of mock jurors and found that 93% thought physical appearance should not be considered when evaluating guilt.

65.2% of men thought the defendant was guilty with an unattractive victim and 47.4% of women thought the defendant was guilty with unattractive victim. »

Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos got $14 billion richer in a single day as Facebook and Amazon shrugged off the coronavirus recession

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You'd never know there's a recession gripping the US economy by the looks of mega-cap tech stocks.

When the dust settled from Friday's trading session into Monday morning, Facebook had climbed 8.2% to a record high of $253.67, netting CEO Mark Zuckerberg $7 billion in the process.

Amazon, meanwhile, closed up 3.7% at $3,164.68, increasing CEO Jeff Bezos' wealth by a similar $7 billion. »

Baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning

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Scores began to decline in the early baby boomers (born 1948-1953) and decreased further in the mid baby boomers (born 1954-1959).

“It is shocking to see this decline in cognitive functioning among baby boomers after generations of increases in test scores,” Zheng said.

Results showed lower cognitive functioning in baby boomers was linked to less wealth, along with higher levels of loneliness, depression, inactivity and obesity, and less likelihood of being married. »

The push for universal basic income is gaining momentum amid the pandemic

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“We’re not calling for universal basic income at this time,” Boaz Paldi, the UNDP’s COVID-19 crisis communications manager, told MarketWatch.

But in the United States, the pandemic has reinvigorated the movement for a guaranteed basic income — as well as universal basic income — that extends well beyond the pandemic.

That’s different from guaranteed basic income, which is meant to ensure that lower-income people have enough money to afford basic necessities. »

Tampons and pads are no longer banned at Texas bar exams

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Tampons and pads are no longer banned at Texas bar exams.

Test takers will be allowed to bring their own tampons and pads with them during the upcoming bar exam in Texas.

Photo: ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP Via Getty Images Photo: ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Tampons and pads are no longer banned at Texas bar exams 1 / 1 Back to Gallery. »