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The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World

Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment magazine and you'll see plenty of well-known celebrities with body piercings like navel rings or a labret.

How to Make Your Civil War Uniform Shirt

Your own shirt designed and made by you for your own Civil War Uniform Impression is easy and economical. Follow these simple directions, and your Civil War uniform shirt will be exactly how you want it.

Top 10 Questions about Body Piercing

Body piercing has grown so much in popularity in recent years that it has become almost mainstream, with more and more people sporting navel rings and multiple ear rings. Facial piercings, surface piercings and lots of others to choose from can make things confusing.

How I lost A million Dollars In A Bank Robbery

The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech start-up. I am the Gerald Armstrong the owner of Gen Cells Cures?Gen Cells Cures is focused on private medical research for the individual.

The Crisis of Human Survival

Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole is becoming larger, allowing large volumes of ultraviolet radiation to fall directly on the Earth's surface, causing destruction and harm to humanity, and resulting in skin cancer and other bodily ailments.

African Masks

The following is a general over view of African Masks.There are still places in Africa where genuine old masks can be bought, generally through dealers.

Tribal Masks

Original Tribal masks are often seen by unknowing eyes as art objects in themselves. That is not the case, unless of course they are modern copies.

The Masked Fool

The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here at home in Yorkshire, England. The Morris dancers were dressed up in their usual dancing shoes with bells and baggy pants.

The Contingencies of Despair: How Existentialists Survive

~ Dread is dizziness unto freedom-freedom that gazes down into its own possibility. In this dizziness freedom succumbs.


Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus.

Heraldry in the Crafts--Why Not Specialize?

I have a small website where I try to sell custom-made lapel buttons. In addition to these made-to-order buttons I also offer several specialty lines of off-the-shelf items and at this time of year I'm usually concerned with one of those lines in particular: Irish heraldic buttons.

The Trickster of Folklore

Folklore includes a traditional trickster figure, the subject of many stories in a cycle. Trickster tales are in the animal tales genre, with the trickster himself -- he seems always to be male -- identified with a particular animal.

Nessie, the Beast of the Loch

They were fierce hill tribes in what is now Scotland, and we called them Picts. The name seems to mean "The Painted People" for they were known to love bright body art and multi-coloured clothing.

The Year of the Rooster

The Rooster is traditionally considered to be a favourable sign. His crow signals the break of dawn and the beginning of a fresh start, driving away the ghosts and evil spirits of the night.

Progress Versus Perfection

From the creative explosion marking the outset of the universe to our advanced human stage in evolution, some fifteen billion years have elapsed. This advanced stage refers to the natural abilities and the cultural realizations of our species.

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Humanities at Risk in Denmark
Inside Higher Ed
Major reforms of higher education in Denmark could further cut the number of students pursuing humanities subjects, observers warn. One of the key recommendations of a report drawn up by rectors, government officials, academics and business ...

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Broadening the canon: the overlooked voices in the humanities
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
When composing syllabi for humanities courses, professors evaluate each text based on the potential to inform and challenge students and enrich their overall learning experience. However, when choosing texts, a professor is also choosing which ...

Wisconsin Public Radio News

UW-Stevens Point Students Hold Sit-In To Protest Cuts To Humanities
Wisconsin Public Radio News
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students held a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office on Wednesday to protest the planned elimination of academic majors in the humanities. The cuts come as the school faces a $4.5 million structural deficit ...
A University of Wisconsin campus pushes plan to drop 13 majors — including English, history and philosophyWashington Post
A University of Wisconsin campus pushes plan to drop 13 majors ...Grand Forks Herald
This university doesn't want any more History or English majorsThe Outline -Stevens Point Journal
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Virginia Humanities Announces #UnseenCville
NBC 29 News
Charlottesville, Virginia—Following a critical reexamination of monuments and memorials in Charlottesville and nationwide, Virginia Humanities announces a series of public art installations in downtown Charlottesville and around University of Virginia ...

Time Out

Questlove and 'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn headline the spring Chicago Humanities Festival
Time Out
Last week, we learned that former FBI Director James Comey would be appearing at the Harris Theater on April 20 as part of the spring edition of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Today, CHF revealed the full lineup for its annual event, which brings ...

Award-winning poet to keynote 2018 Medical Humanities Collective
Purdue Exponent
Boruch will keynote the 2018 Medical Humanities Collective with a reading of the poem. Students in the Indiana University School of Medicine–West Lafayette, along with poets in Purdue's Master of Fine Arts creative writing program, will aid her in the ...

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Investing in the Arts, Humanities
Since my first term serving Ward 2 on the Council, Washington has transformed from a city with few good restaurants and limited entertainment options to a destination with world-class art museums, festivals and theater performances and top-rated ...

Yale News

Renovation creating new home for Yale Library's Digital Humanities Lab
Yale News
In addition, the lab supports the integration of digital methods into undergraduate classes through its “Digital Humanities Teaching Fellow” program for graduate students. The Goizueta Foundation and the Franke family are supporting the construction of ...

DFG to fund two new research units and one new humanities centre for advanced studies
EurekAlert (press release)
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of two new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its spring session in Bonn ...


Does the Right Want to Do Away with the Humanities Altogether?
Since the turn of the 20th century, the University of Wisconsin has embarked on a "search for truth" in order to "serve and stimulate society." This philosophy is known as the Wisconsin Idea, and it's literally written into the state code. (The ...

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