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An Overview of Christmas Music and Its Significance in Christian Culture

Christmas music encompasses a wide range of musical genres that are commonly performed or heard throughout the holiday season. Christmas music can be entirely instrumental, or it can be based on ditties or tunes that include verses ranging from the … Continue reading An Overview of Christmas Music and Its Significance in Christian Culture

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Anthropology: An Overview of the Global Homeless Population

Homelessness is a social problem that exists in most societies around the world. Almost 155 million people are homeless, in temporary shelters, in refugee camps, and in other transitory conditions. Another billion people live without adequate shelter. According to estimations, … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Global Homeless Population

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Anthropology: Stray Cats and Dogs as the Most Popular Faces of Istanbul

Istanbul is best known for having a rich historical fabric and housing some of Turkey’s most important cultural and historical landmarks. However, Istanbul’s texture embeds many more stories into its body, including our stray friends: cats and dogs. Don’t get … Continue reading Anthropology: Stray Cats and Dogs as the Most Popular Faces of Istanbul

Anthropology: The Pagan History of Christmas and Its Traditions

Christmas is a time of year for feasts, caroling, decorating, gift-giving, and Christian ceremonies, but the history of these traditions is, in fact, pagan. Christmas itself began as a Roman pagan festival called Saturnalia. Many of the festivities we observe … Continue reading Anthropology: The Pagan History of Christmas and Its Traditions

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The Stories Behind Different Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas is right around the corner. In less than two weeks, people all over the world will have decorated trees, a feast prepared and gifts wrapped. People follow their Christmas traditions that make the holiday season more memorable. At the … Continue reading The Stories Behind Different Christmas Traditions Around the World

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Bonds set at $500K a Piece for Michigan Parents of Teen Shooter Found in Building

Judge slaps million dollar bond on Michigan parents of the shooter On Saturday, just hours after being caught hiding out inside a Detroit commercial building, a judge from Pontiac, Michigan, imposed a million dollar bond for the parents of a … Continue reading Bonds set at $500K a Piece for Michigan Parents of Teen Shooter Found in Building

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Anthropology: An Overview of Epigraphy as a Primary Source in Understanding Human History

The study of composed stuff recorded on hard or durable material is known as epigraphy. For historians, epigraphy is a primary source that aids in understanding, interpreting, and analyzing the recorded past. Epigraphy is regarded as one of the most … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of Epigraphy as a Primary Source in Understanding Human History

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Anthropology: Overview of Some of the Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Poland, a largely Catholic country with distinctive and somewhat strict traditions. The Christmas customs combine old Polish pagan folklore with the Catholic traditions introduced after the Christianization of Poland in 966. … Continue reading Anthropology: Overview of Some of the Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions