Christopher Goguen

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A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans

In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun.<p>People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it. …

Immigration

Desert Rain House in Oregon is one of the greenest homes in the world

There’s a new contender for the world’s greenest home: Desert Rain House in Bend, Oregon. Designed by Tozer Design, the LEED Platinum home recycles …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Science

Pull Quote

New online tool enables anyone with Internet access to search satellite images for ancient ruins.<p>She’s been described as a hybrid of Indiana Jones and Google Earth. Now archaeologist Sarah Parcak—who pioneered the use of satellite imagery to discover lost cities and buried ruins—has an ambitious …

Archaeology

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

Medicine

The Secret of Writing

It's hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest …

Hand Tool School #16: Joinery Problem Solving

When CAD doesn't line up with the real world and you've still got to make it work<p>Recently I backed myself into a corner by losing track of grain …

Idea Drop helps organisations generate and capture new ideas

In spite of my aversion to the word “ideation,” I can’t argue against software designed to help an organisation solicit ideas from its people. The best ideas can — and often do — come from anyone, regardless of job title or hierarchy. Enter Idea Drop, a London-headquartered startup that offers what …

organisations

How to ace every exam you ever take

Mocks are over and the Easter holidays are on the horizon, which means the number of parents fretting over their children’s revision schedules – and whether they’ll get the grades they need – is growing apace. For many, a place at Oxbridge is the desired reward for that hard work. It might seem …

Education

Five Tips For More Productive Monotasking When You Work Alone

When you’re the only one making choices about your schedule, staying on track can be tough. Here’s what the experts suggest.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of productivity methods–and even if you aren’t–you’ve likely heard about “monotasking,” the alternative to multitasking in which the name of the game …

Time Management

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

Kitchens

A Look Back: “Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

The truth about ancient Egypt

Tyrannical god-kings, feudal divisions, poisonings, treason – many of our
 long-held beliefs about ancient Egypt are based on misunderstandings 
and …

A Simple Formula for Mastering SEO the Easy Way

Great content and backlinks get you to the front of the line.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to understand all the different facets and nuances of SEO is just about as difficult as trying to decipher an ancient language. There are hundreds of different …

Marketing

The History of U.S. Intervention And The 'Birth Of The American Empire'

Journalist Stephen Kinzer's book, <i>True Flag,</i> explains how the Spanish-American War launched an ongoing debate about America's role in the world. Kinzer has also been writing about President Trump.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. As we look ahead to what President Trump …

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants

The German automation firm Festo is building a bunch of the sci-fi-esque critters, which it thinks could become the future of manufacturing.<p>Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Happiness

The Red Turtle is a breathtaking example of what animation is capable of achieving

The Studio Ghibli co-production is a quiet, purposeful, gorgeous animated fable about man and nature.<p><i>The Red Turtle</i> defies easy categorization. One of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees, the first-time feature from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is an animated film co-produced by …

Animation

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

Time Management

10 top tips to improve your sketching skills

When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Artificial Intelligence

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.The legal …