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What to do when a pet dies

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | October 3, 2011

We tend to be a pet heavy household. At one point, we had two dogs and two cats; when they started passing on, we started getting pet rats, which in my opinion are the perfect pet for kids, despite their horrible PR problem (those who don’t flinch at the word “rat” are few and far … Continue reading »

What makes us human?

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | July 11, 2010

In some ways, anthropology can be understood as a discipline that takes this question as its focus. Usually, this would be illustrated by anthropological studies of the things like the origin of human language, life in the earliest cities, or how different societies experience and account for changes that come with aging. But there are … Continue reading »