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The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World

Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment magazine and you'll see plenty of well-known celebrities with body piercings like navel rings or a labret.

How to Make Your Civil War Uniform Shirt

Your own shirt designed and made by you for your own Civil War Uniform Impression is easy and economical. Follow these simple directions, and your Civil War uniform shirt will be exactly how you want it.

Top 10 Questions about Body Piercing

Body piercing has grown so much in popularity in recent years that it has become almost mainstream, with more and more people sporting navel rings and multiple ear rings. Facial piercings, surface piercings and lots of others to choose from can make things confusing.

How I lost A million Dollars In A Bank Robbery

The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech start-up. I am the Gerald Armstrong the owner of Gen Cells Cures?Gen Cells Cures is focused on private medical research for the individual.

The Crisis of Human Survival

Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole is becoming larger, allowing large volumes of ultraviolet radiation to fall directly on the Earth's surface, causing destruction and harm to humanity, and resulting in skin cancer and other bodily ailments.

African Masks

The following is a general over view of African Masks.There are still places in Africa where genuine old masks can be bought, generally through dealers.

Tribal Masks

Original Tribal masks are often seen by unknowing eyes as art objects in themselves. That is not the case, unless of course they are modern copies.

The Masked Fool

The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here at home in Yorkshire, England. The Morris dancers were dressed up in their usual dancing shoes with bells and baggy pants.

The Contingencies of Despair: How Existentialists Survive

~ Dread is dizziness unto freedom-freedom that gazes down into its own possibility. In this dizziness freedom succumbs.


Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus.

Heraldry in the Crafts--Why Not Specialize?

I have a small website where I try to sell custom-made lapel buttons. In addition to these made-to-order buttons I also offer several specialty lines of off-the-shelf items and at this time of year I'm usually concerned with one of those lines in particular: Irish heraldic buttons.

The Trickster of Folklore

Folklore includes a traditional trickster figure, the subject of many stories in a cycle. Trickster tales are in the animal tales genre, with the trickster himself -- he seems always to be male -- identified with a particular animal.

Nessie, the Beast of the Loch

They were fierce hill tribes in what is now Scotland, and we called them Picts. The name seems to mean "The Painted People" for they were known to love bright body art and multi-coloured clothing.

The Year of the Rooster

The Rooster is traditionally considered to be a favourable sign. His crow signals the break of dawn and the beginning of a fresh start, driving away the ghosts and evil spirits of the night.

Progress Versus Perfection

From the creative explosion marking the outset of the universe to our advanced human stage in evolution, some fifteen billion years have elapsed. This advanced stage refers to the natural abilities and the cultural realizations of our species.

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Conservative Mark Bauerlein says humanities faculty are in denial about their own role in the decline of the humanities
History News Network (HNN)
Undergraduates sign up for humanities courses because they feel, in one way or another, good about the works on the syllabus. Teachers of those courses tend to feel not so good about those works. Or rather, they mistrust an uncritical appreciation of them.

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 ...

Big Ten Network

Indiana is building a groundbreaking 'Platform' for arts and humanities collaboration: BTN LiveBIG
Big Ten Network
Thanks to a 4-year, $1,000,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (and a matching institutional grant,) Indiana is establishing Platform, a collaborative research laboratory focused on contemporary arts and humanities. Platform will be run by ...

Billings Gazette

Haaland, McNamer named to receive Governor's Humanities Awards
Billings Gazette
... the ceremony, with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Bill Pullman, actor and rancher, will provide the keynote address. Banquet tickets will go on sale in mid-September at Humanities Montana's website, humanitiesmontana ...

2 Ellicott City Students Win Maryland Humanities Awards
From MD Humanities: Four Maryland students received medals for projects that ranked among the top three in their categories at National History Day, held June 10 – 14, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. Seventeen other Maryland students ...

National Review

The Humanities are Dying, Poisoned by the Faculty
National Review
Fewer and fewer students choose to study the humanities these days and the main reason is that the field has been overrun by “progressive” notions. Those notions, of course, were introduced and spread by the faculty, eager to create lots of dedicated ...

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Washington Post

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering
Washington Post
I had largely agreed with Bill Gates's assertions that America needed to spend its limited education budgets on these disciplines, because they produced the most jobs, rather than the liberal arts and humanities. This was in a different era of ...

Times Higher Education (THE)

Humanities and social sciences have more 'supportive' citations
Times Higher Education (THE)
Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary. Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus: Sign up for the editor's highlights ...

IU Newsroom

IU Bloomington receives $1 million grant to support research in arts and humanities
IU Newsroom
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Andrew Mellon W. Foundation has awarded a four-year $1 million grant to Indiana University Bloomington to support student and faculty research in the arts and humanities focused on Indiana studies and global popular music.

How New Humanities Ph.Ds Fare
Inside Higher Ed
New data analysis from American Academy of Arts and Sciences says humanities Ph.D.s may earn less than their counterparts in other fields but are satisfied -- particularly if they stay in academe.

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