Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a look at how insurance companies are turning on homeowners in fire-prone regions to a write-up of a new report on how to change eating behavior.
Are There Purely Environmental Justifications for Eating Animals?
Yes, but don’t mention them to Fido.
The Unbearable Daintiness of Women Who Eat With Men
Women eat in a manner more consistent with normative femininity when in the presence of a male versus a female companion.
How Americans' Views of McDonald's Changed Over the Years
Researchers have long documented problems with McDonald's, but it wasn't until they began showing how the restaurants aimed at children and made people overweight that the American public paid attention.
Maybe You've Been Tricked Into Liking Strawberries So Much
The incredible rise of the strawberry highlights the power of massive marketing campaigns.
Can We Blame Obesity on Mom and Dad? Consult the Dog
New research looks at intriguing parallels between human parenting styles and styles of pet ownership.
Childhood Exposure to Good Food Inspires Healthy Eating Later in Life
A study finds college kids like foods they were served as children—even if they hated them at the time.
How the Other 'We' Eats: The Standard American Diet
Depending on your socioeconomic situation, you might think 2014 was the year of kale and the at-home amateur chef, but the only trend that the majority of us actually followed en masse was an unfortunate continuation of the standard American diet.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Carmen Ho, 29, Political Science
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.