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Why does culture sometimes evolve via sudden bursts of innova...

Human beings inherit many genetic traits directly from their parents. However, cultural traits – tools, beliefs and behaviors that are transmitted by learning – can be passed on not only by parents but also teachers and peers. Many animals have learned…

Psychology
The Culture and History of Taking Off Shoes Indoors

I hoard slippers—the thin-soled, terry kind that many hotels include in their amenity packages. My house is full of them, some still plastic-wrapped. Shoes that will never be good for anything but indoor wear. Yet to me, they are simply too precious to…

Philosophy
‘Day of the Dead’ — Tradition, Nuance, and Cultural Appropria...

Over the past couple of years, the subject of cultural appropriation has sparked a plethora of discussions in the media and online. While there are clearly instances of cultural appropriation that are incredibly damaging to marginalized peoples and cul…

Lomilomi and indigenous Massage of Oceania
The Arctic’s Inuit Culture

Shaped and influenced by the forbidding landscapes they’ve inhabited for thousands of years, the Inuit culture of the Arctic region is one of the most fascinating on the planet. Hardy, resilient, mysterious and immensely ingenious, the Inuits of the no…

Culture
Nine Suggestions for Creating a Wellness Culture at School

Wellness is an important factor for living a healthy life, both physical, mental, and emotional, and it’s an umbrella term that means a lot more than you might think initially. How can educators promote wellness and create that culture in class or at s…

Culture
The Rich Mythology and Megalithic Culture of the Ancient Berb...

The Barbary Coast of North Africa was named after the Berbers, the nomadic people who inhabited the region west of the Nile Valley in north Africa. Called the Amazigh or Imazighen in antiquity (meaning "free humans" or "free men"), they are among the o…

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