Menus Subscribe Search

Follow us


lemonade-stand kremlin-moscow-river country-music

We're All Entrepreneurs

As we enter the post-employment economy, it’s time to rethink your relationship with your boss.

The Kremlin's Sci-Fi

Vladimir Putin’s presidential aide has been publishing fiction under an alias. What can it tell us about Russia?

When Things Look Dark

Socioeconomic conditions impact the type of songs that become hits, but in opposite ways for pop and country music.

Findings

creativity-concept

Leisure-Time Creative Endeavors Make for Better Employees

New research finds a link between off-hours creative activity and several measures of job performance.

Sociological Images

gender-policing

Shrugging Off Gender Policing

An effective way to change or eradicate norms delimiting how men and women are expected to behave.

Quick Studies

dance

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

ProPublica

medicaid

Drowning in Backlog: Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion May Be a Victim of Its Own Success

With open enrollment over for private health insurance claims, states are struggling to process hundreds of thousands of Medicaid applications.

In the Classroom

classroom-standard

Overhaul the Curriculum: The First Step We Must Take Toward Fixing Our Education System

In order to teach students who will have to compete in the knowledge economy, a school’s curriculum should not be prescribed, but arrived at collaboratively.

Quick Studies

SmogNY2.jpg

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

This Is Your Brain

creative-mind

The Myth of the Artist’s Creative Routine

For all the interest in the habits of highly creative people, there’s not much to learn from Don DeLillo’s manual typewriter or Maya Angelou’s mid-day showers.

Health Care

operating-room

Treat, Don’t Tweet: The Dangerous Rise of Social Media in the Operating Room

Surveys suggest most doctors and nurses understand the significant safety issues associated with the use of cell phones and laptops during surgery. But that’s not stopping them from pulling out the distracting devices.

The Future of Money

lemonade-stand

The Post-Employment Economy Makes Entrepreneurs of Us All

It’s time to rethink the relationship between employers and employees.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30

cambridge-entrance

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Addiction Researcher Who Wants to Translate Science for a Broad Audience

For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.

A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.

Follow us


Subscribe Now

Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014