Embarrassed consumers tend to spend more money on "appearance-enhancing items," according to new research.
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
Keeping an eye on the (very profitable) ball.
Only three percent of shelters nationwide can accommodate domestic animals, and many people refuse to leave them behind.
Fifty years ago 180,000 whales disappeared from the oceans without a trace, and researchers are still trying to make sense of why. Inside the most irrational environmental crime of the century.
Meet Nadine Nofziger, a 63-year-old operations manager.
For cybercriminals, everything hangs on a nickname.
Armed with happiness studies, a new book makes a hedonistic case for virtuous urbanism.
As CEO of Intrade, John Delaney harnessed the wisdom of the crowds, with often freakishly prescient results. Technocratic dreamers were ecstatic about the company's ability to predict the future, and maybe even reshape society. Today Delaney's company has collapsed and his body is entombed atop Mount Everest. A tale of bravado, bluster, and efficient markets.
How much is enough certainty to make a decision about life or death, sickness or health?
Will an Obamacare anti-obesity tactic make things worse?
Thanks to decades of stagnant wages and the Great Recession, more than half of American working-class households are at risk of being unable to sustain their standard of living past retirement. Duncan Black is trying to change that.
Meet Dave Ramsey, the most important personal finance guru in America. Millions of people follow his biblically inspired advice. It goes like this: 1. Purge yourself of debt; 2. Live on cash; 3. Pretend economic trends don't affect you; 4. Blame yourself when they do.
From Perspectives on Progress to 3-D Printing: Destiny, Doom, or Dream?, academic gatherings you should be aware of.
From the Supreme Court-mandated date for California to relieve prison overcrowding to the New York City Marathon, events you should be aware of.
The names and numbers behind the research in the November/December 2013 issue of Pacific Standard.