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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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New York Times

Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016
New York Times
Since 1985, arts figures including Georgia O'Keeffe, Frank Capra and Ella Fitzgerald have received the National Medal of Arts while similar cultural achievement has been recognized by the National Humanities Medal, which presidents have awarded to the ...
White House says it will 'likely' award National Arts Medals for 2016 'later this year'The Hill
Trump Still Hasn't Awarded 2016's National Arts MedalsDaily Beast

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Inside Higher Ed

Digital Humanities for Social Good
Inside Higher Ed
"I was blown away by the overwhelming sense from digital humanities scholars that the project and the Wired article [that ran about the project] has made an important statement about why digital humanities has significant value as a humanistic approach ...

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Humanities at the heart of a holistic education in a tech-driven world
Channel NewsAsia
The fourth industrial revolution has not made the study of the humanities irrelevant. We want our humanists to understand technology and our technologists to understand the humanities, says Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh. tommy koh 2 "Ignorance of ...

Texas Public Radio

Fronteras Extra: Addressing Trump 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Through ...
Texas Public Radio
The Torn Apart/Separados digital project aims to geographically map the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy. Torn Apart is an example of the.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Humanities as We Know Them Are Doomed. Now What?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Enrollments are not endlessly declining: According to the federal National Center for Education Statistics, the number of bachelor's degrees in the humanities as a proportion of all degrees was 17.1 percent in 1970-71 and 17.6 percent in 2005-6; this ...

What the Humanities Are For
The Chronicle of Higher Education (blog)
Stanley Fish's “Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities” (The Chronicle Review, June 17) makes sense. The study of the humanities neither makes people morally good nor does it equip students for any vocation other than, perhaps, teaching the humanities.


STATE OF THE ARTS: The Humanities Collaborative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $2 million to UTEP and EPCC to establish The Humanities Collaborative. The goals of this three-year project are to expand collaboration in the humanities between the two institutions and ...

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities
The Chronicle of Higher Education
As Helen Small puts it in The Value of the Humanities (Oxford University Press, 2013), human culture is a collection of "meaning-making practices," practices we must become skilled in if we are to make our way. Often this specification of the ...

A Case for the Humanities
The Dartmouth
Anyone studying a humanities subject has heard this at least once since declaring their major: that STEM majors (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) get paid more. Firms ranging from investment banks to technology giants need people who ...

University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

The ascension of STEM doesn't mean humanities are sinking
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News
With these major developments in engineering, it may seem that the humanities are being left behind — but this is not the case. STEM programs need additional funding to be adequately represented in a sea of social science and humanities majors.

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