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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.

Violence


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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The Hill

A humanities degree is worth much more than you realize
The Hill
As far as undergraduate enrolments are concerned, the humanities are on the decline. According to a report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, while the sciences, engineering and health-related fields continue to grow, the humanities have ...



Inside Higher Ed

'To See the Suffering'
Inside Higher Ed
Many humanities professors these days feel besieged. Departments are being eliminated on some campuses. The job market is terrible. Politicians and pundits regularly question the importance of the humanities, especially in comparison with science fields.



UChicago linguist to examine nature of truth in Humanities Day keynote
UChicago News
Kennedy, the William H. Colvin Professor of Linguistics, will explore the nature of truth—how it is built into the ways we communicate, and how those processes create sets of shared beliefs—during his keynote address during UChicago's annual ...



UI The Daily Iowan

UI uses $1.6 million in grants to focus on humanities research
UI The Daily Iowan
The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has received two grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation totaling $1.6 million for graduate work in the humanities. One of the grants will fund the Mellon Sawyer Seminar “Imagining Latinidades: ...



Harvard Crimson

Author JM Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities
Harvard Crimson
Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee received the inaugural Mahindra Award for Global Distinction in the Humanities in a Sanders Theatre ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Bookended by Bach solos by noted pianist Stephen Prutsman, the ceremony ...



Roanoke Times

Lemon: Local journalists: Heroes of the humanities
Roanoke Times
October is National Arts and Humanities month. Established in 1993 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts, this is a moment to celebrate, participate in, and support the arts and humanities. This part of our heritage equips ...



Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Arts & Humanities Series: 'Legacy'
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a discussion about the award-winning documentary, “Big Sonia,” with the film's co-directors Leah Warshawski and Todd ...



The American Conservative

First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment
The American Conservative
So you're a young, Oscar-winning director responsible for two of the most engrossing music-themed dramas in recent memory. What's your next project? “A historical thriller about humankind's first trip to the moon” probably wouldn't be the first thing ...
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UC Santa Cruz (press release)

UC Santa Cruz receives Mellon Foundation humanities grant to explore Earth Futures
UC Santa Cruz (press release)
The Sawyer Seminar is funded through the Mellon Foundation's Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities program. The principal investigator for the project is UC Santa Cruz history of art and visual culture professor T.J. Demos, who is working ...



Daily Free Press (blog)

Center for the Humanities tackles opioid epidemic in interdisciplinary forum
Daily Free Press (blog)
Nora Volkow speaks at “Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis” Friday with moderator Martha Bebinger and co-panelists Sandro Galea, Samuel Kelton Roberts and Elaine Scarry. SOPHIE PARK/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. In a crowded room of ...


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