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History of the Salem Witch Trials: Was it Mass Hysteria?

Socio-cultural problems have historically been played out through women’s bodies. The Salem Witch Trials were no different.

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Cultural Appropriation: How Not to Celebrate The Day of the Dead

Is borrowing the rituals, and material culture of Dias de los Muertos cultural appropriation or cultural diffusion? How can we incorporate such an interesting ritual into our lives appropriately and with respect?

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Interesting Facts and History of Halloween

Halloween occupies a strange place in the realm of holidays. While some people spend weeks planning and creating their elaborate costumes, others barely acknowledge it at all. Perhaps it is because, unlike most holidays on the calendar, Halloween is all about paying tribute to the spooky, scary, and downright deadly. Where did this holiday come from

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Careers in Death Care

There is probably more than a little truth to the old adage about job security in the funeral profession. After all, everyone is going to die. For many of you, a job in the death profession might not be your ideal career, for others, it may present an opportunity to pursue a passion. The death