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The Myth Of Comfort Food

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs What's your favorite "comfort food"? You know you have one -- a treat you use to soothe bruised feelings following some distressing...

Give Yourself A Present For The Future

Pacific Standard | Nathan Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Don’t feel like you have the time to keep a diary or bury a time capsule? You might be missing out, according to psychologists at Harvard Business S...

The Psychological Impact Of Diet Soda

Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs In recent decades, artificially sweetened beverages have become an increasingly popular alternative to sugary sodas. At the same ti...

The Impossibility Of The Night Shift

Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Avital Andrews Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the ...

People Who Eat Broccoli Are Happier

Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs What's your idea of a fulfilling life? Definitions vary, but most of us would likely point to one marked by a sense of purpose and ...

Why Waiting -- For Anything -- Is So Hard

Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Noah Davis I was waiting on a street corner the other day for what felt like forever. In truth, it was no more than 10 minutes, but boy it sur...

Yes, You Really Do 'Smell' Colors

Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bettina Chang What does the color red smell like? According to the infallible question-answerers at Yahoo! Answers, it’s a conglomeration...

Pacific Standard Unveils Its Robotic Bartender, The Barbot

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Doug Bauman | Email the Author | 11:58am | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

NYC Resistor's barbot, a robot made from a Japanese slot machine that serves patrons a mixed drink randomly selected from its database, was installed ...