People-watching: More than a pastime
By: Christyl Rivers
Human beings are fascinated by human beings. This is natural. “People watching” is much more than just an interesting past time. It reveals much about human strengths, frailties, obsessions, drives and motives. Being intrigued by people is normal. It has advantages and disadvantages. Humans...
By: Michael Totten
For a unique vacation and learning experience, consider spending part of your vacation volunteering alongside professional archaeologists at an archaeological dig. Imagine helping to excavate Solomon's palace at Megiddo in Israel, or helping to uncover the secrets of a castle in Romania. From cliff dwellings...
By: Viven Yeo
Strabo (64 BC to 23 AD) was a Greek geographer and historian. Birth Strabo was born in Amasya, Pontus, in Greece to a rich family. His mother’s relatives were important members of the regime of King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Education Strabo had a...
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
Identity is culture and culture is identity. The scientific disciplines that explore this are Linguistic Anthropology and Sociology. Elinor Ochs and Bambi Schieffelin addressed socialization using linguistic as well as ethnographic methods. They discovered enculturation, socialization, and language acquisition are mutually inclusive. Culture and language...
By: Joshua M. Garrin, M.S., ACSM-CPT, ACE-CPT
“Decisions, decisions, decisions”—a phrase that is perhaps one of the most expressive, yet relevant cornerstones of the English language. The number of decisions that human beings make across the life span is perhaps inestimable; the decision “continuum” is seemingly endless, extending...
The difference between social climbing and being a parasite
By: Christyl Rivers
Is there a distinction to be made between parasites and social climbers? Yes, most wealthy and influential people are social climbers, but not all are parasites. Also, a parasite can make a living off of others at any level of society. A social climber prefers...
American social stratification: An overview
By: Christyl Rivers
Human populations have long been divided into the privileged and the exploited. Today, on earth, reporters and human rights organizations insist there are more slaves than have ever existed in all of human history. In America, people are rightly proud of a union preserved while...
Social stratification: Current housing issues
By: Christyl Rivers
There's never been a better time to buy a home in America. However, since the economy is tanked, there is rampant unemployment, lenders (now bailed out with your tax dollars) are not likely to take a risk on you, the consumer. Think about it, would...
By: Zacharie King
Social capital refers to the relationship between people or a group that produces mutually beneficial results. People form relationships in any group or society. These relationships create a benefit to all the parties in the group creating social capital. It’s not the relationships themselves...
'Alien' skulls discovered at burial site
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists working in Mexico have uncovered unusually shaped human skulls that are being described as "alien-like" shapes. The skulls have been estimated to be approximately 1,000 years old, according to researchers, as Time reports that researchers have identified the remains to be dated back...

 

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