At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”
Buy Nothing Project groups divert materials from our landfills and oceans as hundreds of items are re-homed each day. Groups dedicated to giving away used items are in place around the world — find your local group today!
This Valentine’s Day we are celebrating with a heartwarming post from the boredpanda blog — proving that even the most unlikely pairs can find love.
From writer Elan Mudrow, a very American, very satirical grocery list — not the foods we know we want to or should buy, but the foods we actually do.
“In an increasingly disconnected and attention-deficient world, sketching the veins on a leaf or the mountains out the living room window can help ground us in place and time…” Isaac Yuen explores the work of field ecologist Lyn Baldwin.
A look at bloggers and photographers who document the disappearing traces of everyday 20th-century life.
Many proponents, particularly the futurists, make erroneous assumptions about what makes people happy. The truth is many people prefer work to leisure, even if they have money. They don’t want to be well kept house cats or children on generous allowances. Replacing meaningful work with checks for all will bore a gaping hole where many find purpose and have fun.
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Dr. Kate Thomas explores the similarities between medieval prayer memes and the popular Facebook memes of today.