America divided on the secret to its success

BY CAMILA REY AND SOFI SINOZICH from Fact Tank Compared with those in many other countries, Americans stand out for theirpatriotism. But public opinion surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success. Pew Research Center’s political values survey has consistently found that overwhelming majorities agree with the statement “I am very patriotic.”…

The Dangers of Tight Jeans, According to Research

by FRANCIE DIEP from Pacific Standard The day after she’d been helping a relative move, a 35-year-old woman tripped and fell. As a result of the accident, the woman spent a subsequent four days in the hospital. The culprit here was not clumsiness; blame the woman’s skinny jeans. While moving her relative, this unlucky lady had spent a good amount of time on…

Seven churches have burned to the ground over the past few weeks. Here’s why their destruction matters.

by JARED KELLER from Pacific Standard In the United States, black churches are burning again. At least seven historically African-American churches have gone up in flamesacross the American South in the last few weeks, stoking anxieties among parishioners and activists nationwide that, in the wake of the mass shooting carried out by a white terrorist in South…