If religious fasting were for health, that would imply the incentives for fasting lie merely in the non-spiritual...
The Yapese are an island culture in the pacific (Micronesia); they’ve inhabited the same islands for, at least, two thousand years. They appear to use giant stones, weighing upwards of a ton, as a money.
Which is preferable: democracy, or monarchy? In the debate between monarchy and democracy, the winner depends on the ideology and the crowd.
I’ve been researching the Acholi people of Uganda and South Sudan for a year, specifically their marital norms to explain polygamous behavior.
Hollywood media like “House of Cards” and “Veep” make campaign work seem like the stuff left to pros.