Or why you shouldn't stop contributing to your 401k plan.
The ancient Mayan people, whose empire extended across much of Central America from late-antiquity to the 1500s, maintained a complex system of calendars -- which, oddly enough, ended with this year, 2012. This anomaly in Mayan timekeeping has caused many today to wonder whether the great calendar-makers foresaw an apocalypse in our era. The truth is more complex. Here are today's top 10 myths about 2012. Read the whole article at Huffington Post
Robert Sitler will be giving a talk on the Maya and 2012 at the Steadman Auditorium on the Duke Center for Living Campus on January 27, 2012. See website for tickets.
Mitch Horowitz serves on the Board of Directors for the Rhine Research Center and is a contributing instructor at the Rhine Education Center.