Butter-making, Appalachia, USA, c1917. 
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Gender and Family Farms: An Investigation

We look at how gender affects the roles of men, women, and children on family farms in Appalachia.

How Temp Jobs Changed Everything

Temporary employment, popularly known as temp jobs, skyrocketed in the 1990s. A look at its dramatic impact on the labor market.

Why Do Americans Love Tipping?

Tipping as cultural practice: why some countries like the U.S. like tipping and others don't.

When Televangelism Got Big

Deregulation of the airwaves helped lead to the success of televangelism, and cable made it stronger.

The Trouble with Scientific Management

Frederick Taylor's scientific management theory has some holes in it.

Modesty in Fashion

The intersection of religion and fashion has led to modesty in bathing suits.

Why It Matters Where We Get Lunch

Choosing a place to eat goes beyond just food.

Who Wants Cruises To Come to Town?

The benefits and consequences of cruises.

Donald Trump and the American Celebration of the Wealthy

A look into how wealth can transfer into fame.

Money and Power at Strip Clubs

A new viewpoint on who holds the money and power in strip clubs.