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Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

June 28, 2017

Anthropology and the Study of Humanity: Biology, archaeology, language, and culture—gain a comprehensive understanding of humanity’s development from an acclaimed professor and field researcher. […]

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Psychology

Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

May 22, 2017

Are Women More Emotional Than Men? This idea that men and women think, talk, and understand things differently has existed for decades—inspiring books, college courses, research studies, and countless sitcoms. The truth is much more complicated and nuanced. […]

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Philosophy

The Meaning of “The Meaning of Life”

April 22, 2017

When asking the question “What is the meaning of life?”, you may want take a step back, reflect and begin by asking, “What is meant by the phrase ‘the meaning of life’”? […]

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Applied Math

Our Random World—Probability Defined

April 17, 2017

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

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The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief

April 3, 2017

If your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, you’re not alone. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. […]

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Health And Fitness

Breaking Down The Barriers: Find Your Exercise Motivation!

April 1, 2017

Despite there being libraries full of research material that confirms that regular exercise brings a whole smorgasbord of benefits, statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Sciences reveal that only around 35% of adults engage in regular physical activity, and around 25% admit to doing none at all. So what is it that prevents people from taking a dose of medicine that is clearly good for them? […]

British Literature

H. G. Wells and the Quest for Utopia

March 9, 2017

Many of H. G. Wells’ science fiction stories contain fantastical utopian overtones. What was the historical impact of including these utopian settings within the context of his writings? And, relatedly, is there a way to see utopia as being inherently part of the science fiction project? […]

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Health And Fitness

The Iceberg—Visible and Hidden Identity

February 16, 2017

By Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco To understand identity, look at it through the view of the iceberg exercise. Icebergs typically have […]

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