Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

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Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.(ILLUSTRATION: MARK MCGINNIS)February 25, 2013 • By Ethan Watters • 129 Comments and 0 ReactionsIN THE SUMMER of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork among the Machiguenga, an indigenous people who live north of Machu Picchu in the Amazon basin. The Machiguenga had traditionally been horticulturalists who lived in single-family, thatch-roofed houses in small hamlets composed of clusters of extended families. For sustenance, they relied on local game and produce from small-scale farming. They shared with their kin but rarely traded with outside groups. While the setting was fairly typical for an anthropologist, Henrich’s research was not.…
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Israeli Apartheid Statistics

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5 Broken CamerasCheckpoint BirthsTimeline of ViolenceDisplacement PolicyGaza Water ConfinedGreater Israel BusAcross the WallHistory RepeatingSegregated RoadsHunger strike>closeA Policy of Displacement: Israeli House Demolitions in Gaza and the West BankBy Ahmad Barclay, Wade Fuh and Polypod August 2012INFOGRAPHIC TOOLSPRINT LANGUAGE KOREANZOOM IN OUTOPEN FULL SCREEN
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Short skirts and high heels risk rape

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'Short skirts and high heels risk rape' warning lands male MP in sexism stormBy AMANDA PERTHENPUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 January 2013 Comments (112) ShareRichard Graham, MP for Gloucester, pictured, has sparked outrage for saying that women put themselves at risk of rape by dressing provocativelyA Tory MP has come under fire  for saying that women are putting themselves at risk of rape by wearing short skirts and high heels. Richard Graham’s comments sparked outrage among women’s groups, who insist that if a woman becomes a victim of rape it is not because of her dress style. Mr Graham, who in the past likened a night out in his constituency city of Gloucester to ‘decadent Rome’, said: ‘A night out is about having fun without putting yourself at risk. ‘If you…
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