If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out! — Community Music and its Effects on Society

  Virtually every culture across the globe has some aspect of music within it. No matter where one travels in the world, one will undoubtedly find music being made where ever humans inhabit. From the Appalachian Mountains of North America to cities of Taiwan, people within communities invariably come together to create music with one […]

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Doves, Roses, and Elephants: The Significance Behind Nature-Based Tattoos — An Ethnoecological Study

  Why Study Tattoos?            One week after my sixteenth birthday, I hopped on a plane to Helsinki, Finland and lived and volunteered with individuals from all over the world. The experience changed my life, and allowed me to realize that I had complete control over what I wanted to do with my future. I did […]

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Humanity’s Paradox: Corporal Punishment of Children

Every parent is faced with innumerable decisions on how to raise their children. One very controversial area parents must make decisions on is parental discipline. Spanking, in particular, is a topic of considerable—and often contentious—debate among parents, practitioners and scientists. While many American parents do not hesitate to punish their child physically, it is clear […]

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