Why do people shout at each other when angry?

Culture 11/30/18, 02:20

In life, everyone could be excused for, on occasion, losing their temper and raising their voice. We all may be familiar with the experience of getting angry with others or at least have witnessed two people getting angry with each other. Especially with total strangers, anger can quickly lead to ...

Pax Romana

Culture 11/27/18, 05:41

The Pax Romana (Roman peace) was a period of peace and stability lasting over 200 years. The period spanned from the beginning of Augustus Caesar’s reign (27 BC - 14) to the end of Marcus Aurelius’s (161-180). Augustus and his successors upheld the same vision in order to establish the greatest empire ...

Why the Pilgrims were actually able to survive

Culture 11/25/18, 02:19

Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth celebrated their first harvest. They hosted a group of about 90 Wampanoags, their Algonquian-speaking neighbors. Together, migrants and Natives feasted for three days on corn, venison and ...

A Thanksgiving Miracle

Culture 11/22/18, 06:30

Ada was getting for bed, she held her dear bear by her side and together they looked up at the cut-out stars stuck on her bedroom ceiling, when a car drove by outside its light would shine on the stars and they would give a little twinkle, “dad, will you ...

The Surprising Story of the First Thanksgiving

Culture 11/22/18, 05:20

Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better get it ...

The Universe, Life and the Human Body, Part I

Culture 11/21/18, 10:31

This series aims to delve into a deeper understanding of the nature of existence. Some will have a hard time accepting what is written here, for some, it will be downright unacceptable. The series incorporates 2 aspects toward its aim: the faculty of human reasoning; and modern science. The double slit ...

The two men who almost derailed New England’s first colonies

Culture 11/21/18, 01:44

There is no holiday more American than Thanksgiving – and perhaps none with origins so shrouded in comforting myths. The story is simple enough. In 1620 a group of English Protestant dissenters known as Pilgrims arrived in what’s now Massachusetts to establish a settlement they called New Plymouth. The first winter ...

How the Rite of Marriage Defines What One Should Value

Culture 11/20/18, 03:26

Marriage, in the traditional sense, is the union between a man and a woman. This rite has been practiced among various cultures around the globe for centuries. It is the foundation for the social embodiment of what we refer to as a family, with its duties and privileges shared respectively. Marriage is essential ...

What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

Culture 11/20/18, 03:05

Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts. Indeed, few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original account of the feast. As an anthropologist who specializes in reconstructing ...

Martins Rubenis, an Olympic medalist’s story of change

Culture 11/19/18, 11:59

Martins Rubenis is a retired Olympic medalist from Latvia. Born in 1978, Rubenis started learning luge when he was 9 years old. Despite the honors, an athlete’s lifestyle can inflict a huge toll on the body. “I was in my 20s, but I felt like I was 45, because my back was ...

How not to be boring

Culture 11/19/18, 10:11

The key to not be boring is to honestly express the deeper-self. What does this mean? It means that throughout life we are constantly engaging with objects and people, whether it is through what we say, what we do or a look that we give. Everything of our experience of life emanates ...

Students at this Mexican school love their weekly ‘peace class’

Culture 11/17/18, 03:47

Meditation is profoundly beneficial for people of all ages, and that certainly includes young children. Just ask the principal at one Montessori School in Mexico. She has arranged the students to learn a specific type of meditation, and the principles behind it, in their weekly “peace class.” There is a highly ...