The era of modern societies makes up only a tiny fraction of human history. To understand how humans interacted for most of history it is essential to understand traditional societies. In the last century some of the last traditional societies that have been untouched by modern societ
peoplemovin: migration flows across the world On the site, you can select any country to see which countries people emigrate from or immigrate to. Immigration to the USA is below, the lines are linked to the countries where the people come from. This may give you some ideas for your c
This book greatly upgraded my reading experience. It includes a guide for various types of literature and various levels of reading, e.g. elementary, inspectional, analytical, and synoptical. I highly recommend it, you’ll wish you’d read it many books ago.
Restoring America One County at a Time was a fun read. I was expecting some tactical manual for political action at the county level, but McDurmon’s book was much more than that. He has much to say on taxation, education, currency, markets, national defense, and more. McDurmon e
Nones have become the new state established religion. An uptick in the number of Americans who answer surveys on religious affiliation and answer “none” has grown over the last few years, but their influence in the media outweighs their numbers. According to PewForum, R
One of the stresses of travel is packing. The hard part isn’t packing the bags, it is creating the list of things to pack so that you don’t forget anything. This handy tool allows you to enter the details of your trip, press a button, and out comes a detailed to do
Click on the map or here go to interactive map with information for each country at Freedomhouse.org Muslim-majority societies formed 12 of the 20 ‘unfree’ ones surveyed, and of the seven territories receiving the lowest possible score, four were Muslim. See the full report
I have some friends that just returned from teaching English abroad. They didn’t raise financial support from their friends, they used the time to make enough money to pay off their student loans! Teaching English is a great way to test your aptitude for overseas living, improve
In my context, see also Informed Choices of Iowa For more on Foster and Adoption check out: Iowa Kids Net or visit or a new blog called FosteringThought started by Tim McCollough. For the lasted on: Adoption credit made permanent in ‘cliff’ bill
Arguments are necessary to persuade. Our ability to influence others is based on our ability to create and communicate sound arguments for our assertions. Anthony Weston’s Rulebook for Arguments is written to increase the quality and therefore strength of anyone’s argument
Few people understand that tipping is a highly cultural practice. For some reason even the best cross cultural travelers impose the tipping practices of their home culture on other cultures. For example, I have a friend who was a former server in a restaurant in the US and planning on
Go to the map here. Also consider: From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History by Michael Rank This book was written by a friend of mine that I met while living in Turkey. See description here.