March/April 2015

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Thirty Under 30

The top young thinkers in economics, education, political science, and more.

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Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our Latest Print Issue

A bit more about Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Maia Szalavitz, Alastair Gee, Jessica Weisberg, and Sally Satel—and how they reported their latest Pacific Standard stories.

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Approaching Peak Capacity

Requests for consumers to shift their electrical usage when the power grid is strained can have "perverse effects."

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Millennial Dreams: Housing, Education, Jump Rope, and Tattoos

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

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Herd Mentality

Raising cattle won't wreck the environment—if we do it right.

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Aunt Mommy

How does it feel to be the biological parent of your sister's child or the aunt of the children you birthed? Americans are finding out.

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Reading, Writing, and Musicianship

The Harmony Project finds that regular music lessons can have many benefits.

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Social Networking: Letters and Other Responses to Our Last Print Issue

Join the conversation by writing letters@psmag.com. If you would like us to consider your letter—which will be edited—for publication, please include your name, city, and state.

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How One Town Ended Homelessness

Can the lessons of small-town North Dakota be applied to the big city?

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Can We Train Teenage Girls to See Less Darkness in the World?

Girls with depressed mothers are much more likely to develop depression themselves—but there might be a solution.

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Where the Impulse to Suck Smoke Remains Strong

Where are college students and the mentally ill most likely to pick up a cigarette habit?

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The Dangers of Spiritual Amateurism in America

Much of the forbidden, obscure, and esoteric knowledge that once made Buddhism and other religions difficult to study has now become accessible—with potentially dangerous results.

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How Does It Feel to Be the Biological Parent of Your Sister's Child?

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to print and digital magazine subscribers.

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The Man Who Wants to Save Your Marriage

Hug longer, become a better listener, and stay together—at any cost.

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Inequality in Black and White

The rigged economics of race in America, in five studies.

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On the Bright Side

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to print and digital magazine subscribers.

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The New American Starter Home

A cruel housing market is the mother of invention.

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Harville Hendrix Wants to Save America, One Marriage at a Time

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to print and digital magazine subscribers.