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Anthropology in Practice

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Green Thumbery: Flower Power

Green Thumbery: Flower Power

Things have been quiet on the Green Thumbery series because I’ve been watching my plants anxiously. The lengthy winter we experienced has made for a sluggish start and it was touch-and-go for a few weeks...

June 13, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

The Stories Our Refrigerators Tell

The refrigerator gives us a claimable space that serves as a center in our home. In fact, if you were spend 10 minutes anywhere in someone's home, I'd argue that the refrigerator would probably tell you the most about that person...

May 20, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Why Aren’t We Talking About Burnout?

In offices throughout the United States, workers are anxiously looking to the coming of Friday. For many of you—myself included—Monday meant a return to the office and a reinvestment in wage/paid labor. By this point in the week, you've hopefully hit your stride and are comfortably settled in your work week rhythms, and you're probably looking forward to the weekend...

May 8, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Catfishing: The Truth About Deception Online

The growing popularity of online dating The dating scene has been changing over the last decade. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, approximately 6% of Internet users who are in a marriage or other committed relationship met online, compared to 3% who reported this in 2005...

April 25, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

The Missing Link that Wasn’t

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness...

April 2, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Fooling Ourselves: The Everyday role of Ritual

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness...

March 31, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

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