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Why belonging matters: Fellows Friday with Chelsea Shields StrayerWhy belonging matters: Fellows Friday with Chelsea Shields Strayer

Posted By Karen Eng

How did human emotions evolve to help us survive? For the last decade, cultural anthropologist Chelsea Shields Strayer has studied the indigenous healing practices of the Ashante people of Ghana, discovering that emotional pain serves useful purposes — including the relief of physical pain. In this conversation with the TED Blog, she tells the fascinating […]

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My City: Trash anthropologist Robin Nagle talks New York City garbageMy City: Trash anthropologist Robin Nagle talks New York City garbage

Posted By Alison Prato

In the first of a series of city-related articles, we profile Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation and long-time resident of New York City. She describes a life dedicated to, well, trash, and documents some of her favorite locations throughout the American city’s boroughs, captured in an accompanying photoessay by Ryan Lash. In […]