If your name was Juan, what would your life be like?

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Until I wondered how I would be different if my name was something else, I failed to realize how my name represented the best version of me.

In the early 20th century, the French ethnologist Maurice Leenhardt wrote a fascinating book, Do Kamo, in which he described the Pre-colonial Canaques…


The light of idealism that once guided actions has been snuffed out by a socioeconomic system that stymies ambitions, and the desire to grow as a human.

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There was a time when a person’s value was defined by the value of their bank account. This misunderstood sense of self-worth day by day devoured creativity and our sense of joy. In its place was left behind a program, a calendar, a schedule, a shift, another Zoom meeting, another…


How gendered narratives in reproductive biology shape our understanding

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When I think about how I think, I realize that I am using words to think. When I think about the words I am using, certain thoughts or better impressions show up in my understanding. There is no exact word that I can think of to capture this experience of…


A framework for understanding what anthropologists study.

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In the introduction of Being and Time, continental Philosopher Martin Heidegger criticizes various sciences by claiming that they have remained blind and perverted — because they lack an answer to the question “what is being.”

Interestingly, Heidegger gives us the answer in the introduction when he says that being (which…


A Poem About My Acne

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I wrote this poem, Not About Roaches, when I was 14 years old. I stumbled across it while going through old hard drives I recently rediscovered. The poem is about my struggle with acne. I had really bad acne as a teenager that scarred me for life. It’s been thirty-plus…


How Your Hurtful Words Get Amplified Online

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” simply does not apply in a world where those words can be amplified. …


Politics, Racism

Slavery does not exist in America today, but not being fairly counted still does

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Upon first reading, Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, you may assume that the 3/5ths rule is a simple calculation that identified slaves i.e. “other Persons”, as only 3/5ths human, but the story of racism and power in America is far more complicated then you might imagine.

“Representatives…


By the time you finish reading this article, the ultra-wealthy would have amassed more wealth than you can possibly spend your entire life.

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If you are a lawyer working at a rate of $250/hr, it would take you 720,000,000 hours, or 30,000,000 days or roughly 82,192 years to earn the equivalent of one man’s net worth. Jeff Bezos’ net worth is roughly $180,000,000,000. …


Knowledge is a flawed idea, and it has been since Plato.

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Imagine an advanced civilization of aliens that visit Earth. These aliens call themselves “Dasien” and bring with them advanced technology. They offer it to us.

We do our best to try to understand Dasien and the tools they bring, but no matter what we do we are incapable of understanding…


If you are wondering what your site visitors are doing on your Mailchimp website, perhaps it’s time to set up Google Analytics

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If you’ve been following along in my Mailchimp Love series you are probably discovering that Mailchimp is a very powerful tool that anyone can learn to use, but also learning that there are limitations to what’s possible. My goal is to set up a website using tools the average person…

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