Motivation as a Physics

The word motivation derives from the Latin word ‘movere’ which means to move.  The study of the motivation could be described as the study of how and why people move. When viewed this way, the complexity of behavior is boiled down to a series of movements.  Ordinarily, the study of how and why things move is called Physics.  There have been two principal world-views in … Continue reading Motivation as a Physics

Hidden History of Media Lunas

You can hardly walk one block here in Buenos Aires without seeing a sign for a cafe selling medialunas. Media Lunas are croissants covered in a sugar glaze. They are delicious, especially with a café. And they cost hardly anything. One store sells 2 for 12 pesos. (roughly 20 cents for 2 croissants.) But where did these things come from? And how did they get … Continue reading Hidden History of Media Lunas

Hidden History of Valentine’s Day

On February 14th, we buy flowers, chocolates and gifts for our loved ones. Why do we do it? Some might do it out of fear of the wrath of their significant other, but I was curious to know the deeper history behind these traditions. Why is it called “Valentine’s Day?” The history of Valentine’s day started during the third century in Ancient Rome. The Roman … Continue reading Hidden History of Valentine’s Day

Hidden History of Dating at BC

We hear a lot about “hookup culture”, at BC and beyond. A lot of the blame falls on millennials who don’t know how to date. This made me wonder about the history of dating at BC and when the hookup culture emerged, or if it has always existed on campus. I took a look into the archives of The Heights, the school newspaper, to find out. (Please … Continue reading Hidden History of Dating at BC