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Sarah Sloat

Sarah Sloat
Sarah Sloat is an editorial fellow with Pacific Standard. She was previously selected as an intern for the Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program and has studied abroad in both Argentina and the U.K. Sarah has recently graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara with a degree in Global and International Studies. Follow her on Twitter @sarahshmee.

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The Psychology of Santa Claus

It’s weird, isn’t it? Parents lie to their kids about a mysterious, bearded gift-giver, only to set them up for inevitable heartbreak. Except, it’s not so simple.

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Gender Equality Increases by 1 Percent in California

Despite some recent high-profile hirings, the gender balance in high-level business positions hasn’t changed much.

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Everyone (in Southern California) Is a Valley Girl

New research reveals that most college-age people in Southern California—regardless or sex or socioeconomic background—use uptalk.

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The Secrets We Keep (Are Making Us Sick and Screwing With Our Brains)

Four ways keeping a secret is bad for you.

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The ‘Officially Amazing’ People Who Try to Break Guinness World Records

What kind of person wants to become the world’s fastest cucumber eater?

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The Problem With More Than 50 States

With what seems a never-ending list of wanna-be states, why hasn’t there been a successful secession since 1863?

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The Way We Mourn Now

Could this code be the new way to remember the dead?

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One of Amazon’s Best-Selling Cameras Is a Fake

Despite dropping crime rates and research proving their ineffectiveness, dummy security cameras keep selling.

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The Science of Jurassic Park

With Jurassic World set to hit theaters in the summer of 2015, we take a look at what the franchise got wrong, right, and vaguely correct.

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The Most XTREME Energy-Drink Drinkers Are Young Moms

You wouldn’t know it from the advertising, but young mothers are among the biggest consumers of carbonated pick-me-ups.

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Quick Studies

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

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

The Big One

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