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Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing In Human Evolution

Reblog from UCTV University of California Television

They are the most precious product of humanity. Like all living things, they are why, at the most fundamental level, we exist — offspring. They are why a few thousand individuals spread out of Africa so many eons ago, and why we eventually populated every habitable environment on the planet.

So this time around, CARTA, The Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny asked, what role does childrearing have in making us human? Continue reading

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Still, The People’s Princess

I remember the day clearly. So many hearts around the world gasped; in different time zones but all at once and Time held its breath. The Princess’s life had come to an end. My mother was crying and I could not understand why because, my mother had never met her.

Upon becoming a mother she has come to mind often and I have developed a slow and steady fascination with Diana. I have begun to understand how powerful and intelligent Diana was. She was…is the role model that we can only hope will live on for generations to come, she is after all a timeless human being. Her elegance, her vulnerabilities, her philanthropic endeavors and the love for her sons and for people. Among our Instagram and Facebook worlds, much sifting is necessary to find those that emulate the caliber of person she was. Continue reading