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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

The Culture of Coffee Drinkers

The Culture of Coffee Drinkers

Coffees offer us a way to look at our relationship to the larger world and see that sometimes our choices are not really our own, to think about how brands and larger market forces can help create what appear to be stable icons in our lives.

August 11, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
The Hidden Costs of Food: Food Prints and Healthy Eating

The Hidden Costs of Food: Food Prints and Healthy Eating

Ed Note: A version of this article appeared on Anthropology in Practice on Jan. 26th, 2010. How much do we really know about the food we eat? How do items like fruits and vegetables get to the supermarket?

August 10, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Are We Ashamed of Lunch?

Are We Ashamed of Lunch?

Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011.   Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins.

August 9, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Unmasking the Truth in Caricature

Unmasking the Truth in Caricature

I had an interesting experience with Facebook's face-recognition system for auto-tagging photos recently. Essentially, it misidentified a person in my photos.

August 3, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Interested in Science? Come to the #NYCSciTweetUp on Aug. 9th

Interested in Science? Come to the #NYCSciTweetUp on Aug. 9th

Every month or so, the science community in New York City gathers to talk science over beer. The event—or TweetUp if you will—began as a means of connecting the online science community offline, which is why it bears a hashtag in its name.

July 29, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor's Selections: Traffic, Wine, and Vikings

Editor's Selections: Traffic, Wine, and Vikings

It's Thursday! Which means it's time for my ResearchBlogging.org Editor's Selections.Here are my picks for this past week: Can linguistic diversity be hazardous to your health?

July 28, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
Are We Hoarding Connections?

Are We Hoarding Connections?

Ed Note: This article is from the Anthropology in Practice archives, and was originally posted on August 24th, 2010. I've elected to repost it given the introduction of the Google+, which offers (necessitates?) a new means to connect.

July 28, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa
The Original Angry Birds?

The Original Angry Birds?

It occurred to me that birds have been angry with us for some time: And perhaps, they have good reason to be: Launching themselves via slingshots seems a natural next step, no?

July 22, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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