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How Technocracy Works: An Exploration of the Definition, Examples & Notables

A technocrat is someone who favors the use of scientific, technological, or engineering knowledge and methods to solve problems. Technocracy has been around since the 1930s; it’s a system of governance where people make decisions with technical expertise instead of politicians. It can also be defined as an economic system that regulates production and distribution through direct technical control (setting quotas). Technocrats believe that if they apply their skills to society’s challenges, they will have more power than those without […]

Frank Kameny: Hero of the gay rights movement

Frank Kameny was the founder of the gay rights movement. He was born in 1925 and died on October 11, 2011, at the age of 86. His activism began in 1957 when he looked out his window and saw two young men being arrested for kissing in public, which is illegal under a D.C. “sodomy law.” This sparked Frank’s anger against these discriminatory laws, and he filed lawsuits to try to overturn them. In 1965 Kameny organized pickets outside the […]

Pragmatism Examples: Investigating the Convergence of Philosophy and Pragmatism

Introduction to Pragmatism There’s not a lot of modern Pragmatism examples, at least none that are that interesting. So we thought you should know about the history. Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around 1870. It has been described as “a perspective that includes pragmatism, naturalism and relativism.” This blog post looks at pragmatist philosophers such as William James and Charles Sanders Peirce to see how they draw on pragmatist concepts of meaning-making, truth-seeking, and […]

US Mexico Border: 1,700 Miles Redefining Power

The U.S.-Mexico border is the boundary between two neighboring countries that share a complex history. Us Mexico border stretches for 1,900 miles and has been marked by conflict, economic tension, and human smuggling since its establishment in 1848. This blog post will dispel the myths and explore Mexico’s border security and our policy to see where these factors intersect to better understand how they shape our understanding of the Mexico border today. Dispelling the myths When Mexican immigrants move to […]

The ABCs of Personal Hygiene: How to avoid poor hygiene

If personal hygiene is a topic you would rather not think about, it might be time to change your mind. Poor personal hygiene can lead to all sorts of problems, from acne and body odor to depression and even serious illness. In this blog post, we will talk about the ABCs of personal hygiene: getting clean on the outside and inside. Personal hygiene is the practice of keeping oneself clean. It can include several different activities, from washing one’s hands […]

How Self-Sabotage Wrecks Your Goals: 10 examples and tips to stop

Self-sabotage is a phenomenon that has been seen in various domains. Self-sabotage is where an individual prevents themself from exerting efforts to accomplish their goals. The way this self-limiting behavior manifests itself varies from person to person and depends on the goal’s nature. Self-sabotaging behavior can take many forms It most commonly manifests as giving up too soon or putting forth just enough effort to make sure that one does not achieve their goal. The force behind this is believed […]

Childhood Obesity: Causes, Effects and Tips to Combat This Neglected Issue

The epidemic of childhood obesity is one of the most severe and widespread public health challenges in modern history. Childhood obesity has increased at an alarming rate over the past several decades. The percentage of obese children (ages 6 to 11) tripled from 1980 to 2008, and the percentage of obese adolescents (ages 12 to 19) increased by nearly ten times over that same period. The trend is not limited to the United States; rates have been increasing worldwide in […]

The Mysterious Hacker Group Anonymous: What You Should Know

Introduction The Hacker group Anonymous has a long history of hacking various websites and databases. They have been linked to the hacker collective LulzSec, which hacker Sabu founded in late 2010. Since then, they have continued their agenda to hack into government agencies, corporations, and other organizations that are considered “enemies.” Who are these people? Are they part of an organization or just hackers who want to do something for the greater good? What is their ultimate goal? We will […]

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9 (Seriously Annoying) Reasons why you google bad search results

Introduction Why is Google so bad We are here to answer why you google bad search results. From sketchy business practices to full-blown deception, this post will cover it all. ‘Google it’ is a common phrase, and if you are unfamiliar with it, it means looking something up on the internet. With its enormous database, Google can show thousands of answers to your question in a matter of seconds. Plus, they can show thousands of ads. When you think about […]