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Thursday November 10th, 2022 night edition

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New psychology findings suggest that attractive students earn higher grades in school, but for female students, this beauty premium disappears when classes are taught remotely.

For example, attractive people tend to earn more money and report higher life satisfaction than less attractive people.

Whereas discrimination on for instance gender is possible in the online setting also, as long as you have the names of students.”.

Notably, students in two of these cohorts had attended a portion of their classes remotely when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed instruction online.

The results next revealed that the switch to online instruction eliminated the beauty premium — but only for female students.

For non-quantitative courses, attractive female students saw a decline in their grades with remote instruction, while attractive male students continued to enjoy a beauty advantage.

According to the study author, these findings suggest that discrimination most likely explains the beauty premium for female students, who no longer had higher grades when classes turned remote. »

Tennessee voters officially ban all forms of slavery in the state

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Tennessee has officially banned all forms of slavery.

Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that removes language allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as forms of punishment for those convicted of crimes.

Before it was sent to voters in the state, a majority of Tennessee lawmakers supported the proposal, but six legislators voted against it. »

Abortion rights boosted with defeat of Kentucky amendment

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Still, the amendment’s rejection leaves open the possibility that abortion could be declared a state right by the court.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has a hearing next week on challenges by the state’s two remaining abortion clinics to the near-total abortion ban approved by lawmakers.

Abortion opponents, in pushing for the amendment, said it would have ensured abortion policy comes from the legislature — where they say it belongs — and not from the courts. »

FIFA’s first post-EA games will be blockchain titles

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FIFA has announced that the first games to use its branding following the end of its long-time partnership with EA will be Web 3.0 blockchain titles.

Four games will be released to coincide with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, all of which are Web 3.0 titles and make use of blockchain tech in some way.

Unless other surprise titles are announced before the tournament begins on November 20, it would appear FIFA was referring to the above Web 3.0 titles. »

Runoff election in Georgia may decide fate of U.S. Senate, again

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But Warnock has not yet reached the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff, according to data from Edison Research.

[1/5] Reverend Raphael Warnock, Democratic Senator from Georgia, speaks to supporters at a U.S. midterm election night party in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 9, 2022.

So far, Warnock's campaign has spent $135.8 million, while Walker's campaign has spent $32.4 million, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. »