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Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness

In most cultures, a woman’s small feet are seen as a sign of youth and fertility, but that’s not true of all cultures, including the Karo Batak on the island of Sumatra.

Grieving parents find solace in remembrance photography – with photo gallery

A UW anthropology student investigated how remembrance photography helps grieving parents, and how the practice’s resurgence could signal a change in the way death and dying are dealt with in our society.