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In the Picture

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In the Picture: SNAP Food Benefits, Birthday Cake, and Walmart

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our Latest Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

In the Picture

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In the Picture: One Multi-Acre Plot of Land for Every American Indian Family

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our Latest Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

Shelf Help

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Shelf Help: New Book Reviews in 100 Words or Less

What you need to know about Bad Feminist, XL Love, and The Birth of Korean Cool.

In the Picture

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In the Picture: Working Out in Ukraine, Cybernetics, and Hygienic Recommendations

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our July/August 2014 Print Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

Conference Call

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3 Conferences Taking Place in July and August That Are Worth Attending

From “The Wisdom of Music” to “The Human and Animal Bond,” academic gatherings you should be aware of.

Social Networking

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Social Networking: Letters and Other Responses to Our May/June 2014 Print Issue

Join the conversation by visiting our Facebook or Google+ page, or sending us a message on Twitter. You can also follow our regular updates on LinkedIn and subscribe to our print edition.

Contributors

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Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our July/August 2014 Print Issue

Introducing Richard McNally, Amanda Wilson, Ethan Watters, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, and Wen Shen.

Shelf Help

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Shelf Help: New Book Reviews in 100 Words or Less

What you need to know about Addiction by Design, The Big Fix, and The Dylanologists.

There's a Name for That

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There’s a Name for Why the Winners in an Auction Often Overpay

A phenomenon discovered by oil engineers after they spent too much on tracts of land in the Alaskan tundra also applies to all of those eBay bidding wars you’ve been participating in.

In the Picture

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In the Picture: Obstacle Races, the Battle of the Somme, and Donkey Befriending

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

Conference Call

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3 Conferences Happening in May That Are Worth Attending

From Evil, Women and the Feminine to Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen, academic gatherings you should be aware of.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our May/June 2014 Print Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

Contributors

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Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our May/June 2014 Print Issue

Introducing Bruce Falconer, Jennifer Ouellette, Nikil Saval, Jerry Adler, Rachel Levin, and Espen Rasmussen.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Do You Have Someone to Nominate for a Future List?

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. Use this form to nominate someone you know—or yourself—for inclusion in a future list of bright young minds.

Shelf Help

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Shelf Help: New Book Reviews in 100 Words or Less

What you need to know about Words Will Break Cement, The Tyranny of Experts, and You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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