In The News: Department of Anthropology

August 12, 2015

The music swells. On screen, the two main characters' eyes meet. They lean in, and — slowly! — their lips gently press in a romantic kiss. All the teenage girls in the audience exhale audibly.

Indiana University Bloomington
August 5, 2015

For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection.

Ask Men
July 15, 2015

A new study has surprisingly revealed that only 46 percent of 168 cultures kiss as a romantic gesture and many parts of the world are disgusted by it.

July 13, 2015
I’m going to start by admitting something: I have put my tongue in more than one other person’s mouth in order to experience erotic pleasure. I have also allowed more than one person to put his tongue in my mouth, once again for the romantic-sexual endorphins that start flowing from a good make-out. Kissing is a universal tool for that, right?
Las Vegas Review Journal
June 20, 2015
When Stephen Miller became a father, he entered into his new calling with a definite idea of what fatherhood is about.
June 19, 2015
In the days before Father's Day, the messages in the greeting-card aisle are often different from the ones that greet shoppers before Mother's Day.
June 4, 2015
It was "life-changing" for Kourtney Kardashian. Mad Men actress January Jones touted its benefits too. Tia and Tamera Mowry of the reality show Sister Sister tried it, as did Alicia Silverstone, Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, and various other celebrity moms who raved about feeling more energized, reducing their risk of depression, improving their breast milk production and a host of other supposed benefits.
May 20, 2015
Laurel Miller creates what some call a life-changing remedy for new moms.
International Business Times
May 5, 2015
People living at the La Quemada archaeological site 1,500 years ago would eat their enemies then hang up their bones for display.
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