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The World Has A Lot To Learn About Conservation And Trust From Indigenous Societies

“Recent studies have underscored that conservationists can learn a lot from traditional ecological knowledge about successful resource management,” Professor of Anthropology John Ziker writes. “Some experts argue that traditional knowledge needs a role in global climate planning, because it fosters strategies that are ‘cost-effective, participatory and sustainable.'”

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What’s The Point of Holiday Gifts?

What’s the point of it all? Shouldn’t the holiday season simply be about family, friends and food? And wouldn’t everyone just be better off spending their own money on things they know they want? Gift exchanges may seem wasteful and impractical. But as social scientific research reveals, the costs and benefits of gift-giving aren’t what they seem.

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