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Using Excel with pandas

Excel is one of the most popular and widely-used data tools; it's hard to find an organization that doesn't work with it in some way. From analysts, …

Python Programming

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Self-improvement

The 9 Best Books on Investing to Buy in 2018

Get smart and get rich with these good reads<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>Whether you’re an experienced trader or you’re thinking about wading in and …

Investing

[Exclusive] Overworked souls risk going mental and dying early

KUALA LUMPUR: Those who constantly work more than eight hours a day are at risk of developing mental health issues.<p>The trend of employers demanding …

Experts: "Quantum computers will break Bitcoin security within 10 years"

A Different Kind of Computing<p>While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology …

Using Machine Learning to Predict the Weather: Part 2

This article is a continuation of the prior article in a three part series on using Machine Learning in Python to predict weather temperatures for …

8 Fabulous web Tools for Research Students

September 28, 2015<br>Being a scholar entails doing a lot of research, readings, and writing of papers. Thankfully, technology can be of tremendous help …

Education Technology

The Beginner’s Dilemma: Your First 100 Hours of Code

What happens when you ask for advice on learning to code?<p>"Try Python. At first you'll be just fooling around, but then in 15 minutes you'll be …

Mobile Prototyping With Proto.io

The Pros<p><b>Built-in widget libraries</b> for iOS 7 and 8, Android 4 (KitKat), and Windows 8 devices. It’s nice to not have to load third-party libraries to …

Web Design

How personal should you get in interviews?

If you're preparing for a job interview, you've likely gotten a lot of tips on how to behave. You know that employers want to see you're capable of …

5 tips for college students to build their resume

Today's job market is tough; undergrads are facing more pressure than ever to set themselves apart from their competition. How do you set yourself …

18 high-paying non-desk jobs

When you think about the average job, you probably picture a worker at a desk typing away at a computer all day. But if the idea of spending 40-plus …

The Ultimate Guide To Note-Taking [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to recall what you have learned in lectures or meetings? Why not develop the habit of note-taking?<p>According to the …

Note-Taking

5 Ways To Get Rid of Insomnia (Without Taking Drugs)

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Listen, we can't lie to you. Sleep drugs are fantastic. Ambien, Lunesta... even regular old Advil PM. That stuff WORKS.<p>The side effects, however, can be a little less than optimal. Dependency, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and liver …

INFOGRAPHIC: Matching your resume to the job you want

So much of what is consumed and experienced today is customized – from the Grande soy no-whip Frappuccino ordered at Starbucks to the clothing ads …

Old LISP Language Used for New Raspberry Pi OS

On the scale of awesomeness, writing an operating system ranks near the top for software hackers and ranks just below writing a whole new language. …

Raspberry Pi

How to Get Over Your Fear of Coding

Coding is one of the most practical skills to have these days, and even if you’re not going to use it for professional purposes, having basic …

Business Development

10 essential skills they don't teach us in college

I didn't do it. But we spoke for awhile about his being a high school dropout.<p>He said, "Once I figured out how I can learn to learn then I didn't need school anymore."<p>I didn't know whether to believe him. But I liked that phrase, "learn to learn."<p>He made an app that didn't work. Nobody wanted it. …

High School

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple …

Abenomics: Japan’s dramatic push to save its economy

Tsuyoshi Nishikawa and his wife Rina look every bit the modern Japanese couple as they walk cheerfully along a street in Tokyo's sparkling Marunouchi district.<p>The stylish pair live in Saitama prefecture, just outside the capital. Mr. Nishikawa, dressed in a crisp navy jacket and suede shoes, works …

The U.S. economy is showing cracks

America's economy is starting to see cracks after closing out 2014 with Superman strength.<p>The U.S. job market had its best year of gains last year since 1999, and economic activity hit a whopping 5% in the third quarter -- the best quarter since 2003.<p>Three months later, the U.S. economy is looking …

Stock Markets

Western banks axed 59,000 jobs last year, more cuts to come in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation.<p>The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in …

Profit

Japan industrial production falls 3.4% on-month in February: govt

Workers assemble a truck on production line of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) Kawasaki plant, on March 10, 2015 © AFP/File Toshifumi Kitamura<p>Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's factory production in February fell by a worse-than-expected 3.4 percent month-on-month, turning down from a solid …

Stocks are up so far in 2015, but the wild ride isn't over

The stock market is ending the first quarter pretty much where it began the year. But it's hardly been a boring three months.<p>The Dow fell nearly 3.7% in January, surged 5.6% in February and is down about 2% this month. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq have gone through similar sentiment swings. The Dow ended …

Stock Markets

How CMOs and CROs Can Be Allies

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) may seem to have little in common. The CMO has historically focused on driving growth and brand engagement; the CRO has typically focused on safeguarding the bottom line and minimizing unwanted exposure. But the advent of Big Data, …

Hackers have found a way to get into nearly every computer

The two computer security experts, Xeno Kovah and Corey Kallenberg, exhibited a proof-of-concept, showing how to hack into BIOS chips, which are microchips containing the firmware of a computer's motherboard.<p>"The BIOS boots a computer and helps load the operating system," Wired explained. "By …

Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health

KEYSTONE, Colo.—Your gut is the site of constant turf wars. Hundreds of bacterial species—along with fungi, archaea and viruses—do battle daily, …

Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution

Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants …

Fossil Fuels

10 Google Spreadsheet Tricks & Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

Google Docs has been the free alternative to Microsoft Office for the longest time now. This is due in part to how the Google document suite allows …