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Anthropology in Practice

The Cultural Legacy of Postage

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Ed note: A version of this post originally appeared on AiP on Sept. 20th, 2010. While the primary purpose of stamps has been to pre-pay for the transportation and delivery of mail, postage has helped preserve histories around the world. The world’s first postage stamp was the Penny Black invented by Sir Rowland Hill, founder [...]

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Beautiful Minds

How Do Artists Differ From Bank Officers?


What are creative people like? As we saw in my prior post, various creativity researchers tend to converge on the same conclusion: creative people are complex. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but often need their rest. They tend to be both introverted and extroverted at the same darn time. And perhaps [...]

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