Making Your Wants and Needs Harmonious

By Christopher Chase / 04.23.2017 How to Stop Falling for Fake Wants You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need. – The Rolling Stones Right now, millions of people suffer on our planet because what we want distracts us from what we actually[…]

‘Anumeric’ People: What Happens when a Language has No Words for Numbers?

A Pirahã family. / Photo by Caleb Everett By Dr. Caleb Everett / 04.25.2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow Professor of Anthropology University of Miami Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, living along branches of the world’s largest river tree. Instead of using words for precise quantities, these[…]