Krystal D’Costa selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, including anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice.
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- Should you or shouldn’t you take your husband’s last name after marriage? Though it seems a matter of personal preference, opinions are hotly divided. At The Jury Room Rita Handrich discusses a study that finds that women who take their husband’s last name are judged more harshly, and may make less money over their lifetime.
- Treatment of the dead varies from culture to culture. Kristina Killgrove of Powered By Osteons reviews the idea of the extended burial and asks whether there is a resurgence in the practice of prolonged mourning and memorial.
- Hormones can make you do all sorts of crazy things as a teen, but can they also increase your risk of death? At Inkfish, Elizabeth Preston discusses how the earlier onset of puberty coincides with risky behavior which can have dire consequences.
- Nath of Imprints of Philippine Science asks, how did a Visayan pot get to Luzon? This discussion of a sole Visayan pot found in Calatagan walks readers through the process of analysis in trying to determine the origin of unusual pottery.