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Not Everyone Wants Their Donations Touted on Facebook

Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out—and some are not.
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Thanksgiving Stories

Americans are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, the middle entry in the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Winter holidays trifecta. Plate up with some ...
Still Life

Thanksgiving Is a Feast of Things Forgotten

Thanksgiving is a feast so complex and semiotically dense that things are very often forgotten and rarely go according to plan.
Black Friday Crowd

Why Black? A Look Behind the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

On either side of the aisle, Black Friday surfaces systemic issues facing low-income communities of color.
Wooden Spoons

Why We Keep Our Utensils

They're more than just cooking tools.
Sleepy Bulldog

Why Does Eating Food Make You Sleepy?

Your turkey is not to blame.
Speech Bubbles

When Actions Are Words

How certain speech acts perform actions and alter our social reality.
Let's Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey

First of all, why the name "turkey?"

The Modern Invention of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving as we know it was deliberately invented in the nineteenth century.