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Why So Many Children of Immigrants Are Going Hungry

Many people who qualify for government assistance are afraid to ask for it.

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How Climate Change Will Affect Our Ancient Relationship With Our Most Important Grain

At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.

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Your Soybeans Are Better for You When There’s Not Tons of Weedkiller in Them

Organic soybeans sampled from Iowa had significantly higher protein levels, and they had lower levels of fatty acids that can lead to obesity.

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This Is Why Cartoons on Cereal Boxes Leer at Your Children

When a cartoon character gazes into our eyes from a cereal box, it increases our trust in the brand and our connection with it.

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Aspiring Congressman Who Wants to Bring Healthy Food to Everyone

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.

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Chemists Endorse Marinating Meat With Beer

It decreases the formation of carcinogenic material.

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Support Industrial Slaughterhouses

Local meat is a booming business, but the mobile slaughterhouse units used to process it are polluting our backyards with plasma-flecked wastewater, blood, and offal—dangerous byproducts that they’re ill-equipped to handle properly.

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When It Comes to Eating Right, Laziness Can Be Your Friend

New research finds one bad habit we’re often tagged with (sloth) can help us overcome another (overeating).

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As American as Peanut Butter

The Great Depression turned the regular, ol’ PB&J into a staple of childhood, and the sandwich stuck. Today, there’s little else that so easily transcends both regional and socioeconomic divides. What’s more American than that?

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What Makes American Cuisine American?

At its essence, American food began as a cuisine of survival free from the burdens of tradition and elitism. Little has changed.

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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