Tag: Communications

Is the Pandemic Slowing Down Love?

Daniel Salas , November 12th, 2020


[no-caption] Angus Krieg SAPIENS host Jen Shannon speaks with biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about her research on love, sex, and everything in between. Fisher is the author of…


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How COVID-19 Is Changing People’s Relationships With Houseplants

Gideon Lasco , September 17th, 2020


“Since when did people start naming plants?” my mother asked me. We were at the dining room table, scrolling through pictures of plants on my iPhone. The photos—close-ups…


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India’s Third Gender Rises Again

Ina Goel , September 26th, 2019


Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, high priestess of a convent of hijras, takes selfies with admirers at India’s 2019 Kumbh Mela religious festival. Ina Goel Laxmi Narayan Tripathi sat on…


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Do Military Leaflets Save Lives or Just Instill Fear?

William M. Cotter , May 4th, 2017


Some modern militaries distribute leaflets, such as the ones these Iraqi boys are reading, in an attempt to convince people to believe certain things or behave in a…


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Using attachment theory to understand Facebook stalking

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , December 15th, 2015


Social media has made digital voyeurism the norm, but some of us are more inclined to pursue online surveillance than others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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We’ve Modified Our Behavior So We Can Text and Walk

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , July 29th, 2015


  We may be driving technology to respond to our needs in various areas, but this is one instance where we’ve definitely demonstrated that we’re also adapting to…


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How Information Builds a Community

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , June 26th, 2015


Social media has changed the way we access and process local news. It empowers individuals to share what they know, which can be both good and bad as…


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Why do we need to have so many meetings?

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , November 17th, 2014


These days my calendar is a source of stress. My morning routine of reviewing my appointments for the day during my commute often leaves me dreading the coming…


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