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Where Did the English Language Come From?: An Animated Introduction

If you've ever deliberately studied the English language — or, even worse, taught it — you know that bottomless aggravation awaits anyone foolish …

Language

personal statement (essay)

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Definition<p>A <i>personal statement</i> is an autobiographical essay that many colleges, universities, and …

College & University

Harvard Business Review Publishes Yet Another Excellent Guide To Classroom Management

Over the years, I’ve found that The Harvard Business Review has published some of the best guides to classroom management that you’re going to find …

Teaching

Trump meets and tweets as Texas gov praises Harvey response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to showcase the federal government's response to Hurricane Harvey in a tweetstorm of his own Sunday, marveling over its size like a TV host and announcing a visit to Texas with the natural disaster only just beginning to take its catastrophic toll.<p>In …

Extreme Weather

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

English First, We Must Demand.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Over the past three hundred years, when foreigners contemplated immigrating to the United States, …

Language

Ways of Achieving Emphasis in Writing and in Speech

In writing and speech, the <i>emphasis</i> is the repetition of key words and phrases or the careful arrangement of words to give them special weight and …

Language

A neuroscientist explains how being bilingual makes your brain more robust

Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of "The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides," explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might be superior to those children that only speak one language. Following is a transcript of the</i> …

The Brain

Leaving Social Media Taught Me How Broken The News Cycle Is

In December, I began a three-month break from Facebook and Twitter. I was on a brief book leave from FiveThirtyEight, and with the election finally …

Social Media

Nine Features of High-Quality Language Immersion Programs

Language immersion education is a relatively new field, so how can educators know if a program is effective? Here are nine features of high-quality …

Language Learning

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “The Best…” list…..<p>I’m adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>Ordinarily, I also publish a …

Language Learning

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Language Learning

All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

As regular readers know, I’ve been creating updated thematic lists for Beginning ELLs to take the place of my outdated website.<p>Here are links to all …

Language Learning

10 Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Science Tweets

Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for his sense of humor and for not holding back on what he’s thinking. Science experts and novices alike can’t seem to …

Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth's death warrant

<b>(CNN) —</b> As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts.<p>In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.<p>And this week, with the stroke of …

Clean Technology

Your ability to focus has probably peaked. Here's how to stay sharp.

Having a hard time focusing lately? You're not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every 12 minutes in the workplace, and every three …

The Brain

Uber has taken its self-driving cars off the road after one flipped over in Arizona

In the photos, Uber’s gray self-driving Volvo SUV is on its side, headlights still blasting. The car behind it is badly dented.<p>The pictures depict the aftermath of a three-vehicle collision that occurred Friday night (March 24) in Tempe, Arizona. Local police say there were no injuries and Uber’s …

Autonomous Cars

7 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'

Japan is dealing with what economists call a "demographic time bomb."<p>Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the …

Why Video Game Guns 'Feel' Good

An interview with the internet's leading video game gun critic.<p>Six out of the top 10 bestselling video games in February heavily featured guns and shooting. The same was true in January and all of 2016. Like it or hate it, video games and guns have gone hand-in-hand for decades and there's no …

Guns

Mind, Matter And Materialism

Science and philosophy have a long, complicated history.<p>Both are human endeavors aimed at articulating the nature of the world. But where the line between them lies depends a lot on perspective and history. Questions that once lay firmly in philosophy's domain have now fully entered the realm of …

Consciousness

Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking

<i>“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein</i><p>In the arena of scientific achievement and the …

A linguist explains how Trump is using the language of victimhood to position himself as America’s savior

US president Donald Trump aims to trick the American public with the collective experience of victimhood. By portraying Americans as the innocent victims of hostile enemies, Trump is able to present himself as the savior, equipped with exclusionary rhetoric and policies.<p>Since his rise to power, …

Donald Trump

Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations.<p>The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first …

Donald Trump

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Computer Science

The White House's climate change and LGBT rights pages have disappeared

Today’s transition of power means the White House website is undergoing a few transitions of its own.<p>We’re approaching two hours after Trump officially became our 45th President, and his transition to the White House has already led to change — to the official White House website. Gone are all …

Obama tweets final message from White House, announces new website

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website.<p>"It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man," he said.<p>His post-White House …

Donald Trump

Scientists develop first catalysed reaction using iron salts

Scientists at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new chemical reaction that is catalysed using simple iron salts – an inexpensive, …

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Science

Washington, DC is hosting a massive sleepover as thousands of women prepare to protest Trump

They’re arriving by the busload, piling out of carpools, spilling out of planes and trains. They’re wearing knitted “pussy hats,” carrying sleeping bags, and toting clever hand-made signs. Thousands of mostly female protestors have made their way to Washington, DC, for an epic sleepover: sharing …

Donald Trump