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Amber Mysteries Revealed


Amber, the gem of a stone that's not really a gemstone at all, is actually fossilized pine sap. People have collected, traded, carved, and coveted amber for more than 10,000 years.

Can You Hear My Secret Calling


A true love story"So, was it an eyes-meet-across-the-room-thing and you knew you were destined for each other instantly?" I asked my Mom. "No," she laughed, "it was a swinging-door-thing and once we met, then we knew it was destiny.

Shadows Boxing


Towards the end of Million Dollar Baby the character Scraps, ex boxing great turned gym porter, says of a character who has been away from the gym for a while, "And then a ghost walked in." This is an inadvertant commentary on almost all the principal characters in the film, and thier relationships to each other.

How Many Chinese Characters Are There?


Let's trace the number of Chinese characters from Han Dynasty 汉朝 (206 B.C.

Game Theory - What Do Game Theory and Improv Theater Have in Common?


"Game" TheoryThis article was inspired by Mick Napier's book ?Improvise: scene from the inside out" in which he draws comparisons between Physics and Improvisation. It made me think - I know a little bit about game theory (I majored in it) and it has the word "game" in it, so chances are it'll have something in common with improvising, which is really nothing else but playing games.

Learn Chinese Language Tips and Techniques


There's no doubt learning any foreign language requires effort, time and commitment. This holds true even more, especially when there's a big difference between one's native tongue and learning a new language.

The Monsters Mother


Somewhere in the world, every eight seconds, a mother is throwing her hands in the air and declaring that her child is a little monster. But for Echidna it was the literal truth.

Mars, the Mighty and Marvelous


Martius, the month of March, is named after him. So is the fourth planet from the sun and a bar of chocolate, but we know him mainly as the god of war.

Welcome to the Mind Revolution: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Living Between the Points


What does it mean to live "between the points?" What are the points? Are they science and religion? Are they conservative and liberal? Are they men and women? Are they childhood and old age? Are they intellectual and physical? Are they quantum physics and cosmology? Are they Freud and Jung? Are they the sacred and the profane? Are they nature and nurture? Are they light beer and stout?To live between the points is to understand the nature of the human mind-where it begins and where it ends. The very structure of time is inherent in the process of thought-the ticking away of the clock in the song "Time" on the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon is the sound of the mind in movement.

Authenticity Of Vastu (Science of Indian architecture)


Vastu is one of the most ancient sciences of Indian architecture and is composed of specific rules, regulations and directions, set down by sages of the vedic times. For the modern society it is the highly evolved, comprehensive building philosophy.

Some Villain Thoughts About a Container Village


Preview: "Shipping containers" have yet nothing to do with "housing" in Romania. Is there any chance that they will soon? Belonging to Eastern European block, released in 1989 from communist oppression, Romania has already experienced 15 years of less and less stunning freedom.

10 Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life


Ever walked into a house that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year of your life, and wondered why everything came together for you? It could be Feng Shui.Simply put, Feng Shui is about creating a harmonious environment.

Cant Afford Illness in America


I had become too sick to live in America.Even with private insurance, even with Medicare, we couldn't keep up with our medical bills.

African Masks The Art of Creation


With western eyes we tend to view a tribal mask as a piece of fantastic sculpture. It is a decorative object to be displayed and enjoyed as a work of art.

Conceptual Art: Who Appreciates It?


Art is sometimes overwhelming. Life as a whole can become overwhelming, and at times I do find myself caught up in its whirlwind of drama.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants  The New York Times

Projects supported by this round of grants include work to preserve the “auditory signatures” of historic sites and a timeline of African-American music.


In a High-Tech World, Humanities and Other Liberal Arts Are More Essential Than Ever  The Daily Beast

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Machine learning can offer new tools, fresh insights for the humanities  Ars Technica

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Please, students, take that ‘impractical’ humanities course. We will all benefit.  The Washington Post

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The humanities provide practical workplace and life skills (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

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Why STEM Students Need Humanities Courses  Scientific American

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Highlighting the humanities | UDaily  UDaily

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It is simply not true that the humanities fail to prepare graduates for the new, technology-driven economy of the 21st century.


Australian teacher named one of the top 10 educators in the world  SBS News

A teacher from Sydney's western suburbs has just been named one of the top 10 educators in the world.


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Imagine, Maureen McCarthy asked a room full of faculty members, if you could know where all of the Ph.D. graduates from your program are working, right now.


Degrees in the humanities have plummeted in the past decade as Penn students flock to sciences  The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn has seen a decline in students graduating with degrees in the humanities and in the social sciences since 2003 while simultaneously seeing a spike in the ...


The few humanities majors who dominate in the business world  The Conversation - US

A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.


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The Humanities’ Decline Makes Us Morally Obtuse  The Wall Street Journal

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Editor Resigns Following Retraction for 'Racist Characterizations'  Medscape

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Arguments in support of a humanities education should not focus just on economic outcomes (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

Assertions about the value of the humanities should not be predominantly defensive responses to those who mistakenly deride the economic outcomes of such ...


Grammy winner and folklorist Bill Ferris, our Tar Heel of the Month, documents lives well-lived  Charlotte Observer

UNC professor and folklorist William Ferris is still basking in the glow of winning a Grammy for best historical album for “Voices of Mississippi.”


Are the humanities fake?  Duke Chronicle

Here at Duke, there should be no reason to bash one another just because one is a “hard science” major verses a humanities major.


Oh, the Humanities!  The New York Times

New data on college majors confirms an old trend. Technocracy is crushing the life out of humanism.


Humanities Enrollment Is in Free Fall  American Council on Science and Health

Enrollment in the humanities is collapsing. Why? Probably because (1) there's a widespread belief that humanities degrees should be avoided; (2) the ...


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