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Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

A More Social Explanation of "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"

Can you measure someone's nature by the temperature of their hands? | Photo from iStock. It's a curious saying: "Cold hands, warm heart." It proposes that people whose hands are usually cold actually have kind and loving personalities.

March 9, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Facebook as a MMORPG? Playing Pretend Online

Fairy? Rockstar? Why not both? How do you present yourself online? | Chickpea by Kristina Killgrove, 2011. Used with permission. "Go ahead," he said.

March 1, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Save the Date for the First #NYCSciTweetUp of 2012

That's right! After a bit of a delay, the #NYCSciTweetUp is back! Save the date for March 29th, at the Peculier Pub in NYC. Updated details will be posted on the Facebook page (as they always are).

February 28, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Fitting Room Confidential

Fitting room dynamics. | Photo by Alles Banane, Creative Commons. | Click on image for license and link. "You-know-who would have loved to join us.""Hah, yeah.""Well, we might be friendly, but she'll never be in our inner—""No, she won't be anything.""Well, we might be friends, but not friends-friends."[Silence]"Look, I'd like to like my brother's wife—""She is your sister-in-law!""But I don't like her."--"I can't let you buy that.

February 27, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Editor's Selections: Roman health, Anatomical offerings, and Mental illness

Part of my online life includes editorial duties at ResearchBlogging.org, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the ResearchBlogging.org News site.

February 23, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

Editor's Selections: Sharky speedos, Local language, and Suburban livin'

Part of my online life includes editorial duties at ResearchBlogging.org, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the ResearchBlogging.org News site.

February 16, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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