Craig Kidson

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3 top Python libraries for data science

Python's many attractions—such as efficiency, code readability, and speed—have made it the go-to programming language for data science enthusiasts. …

Data Science

UN Secretary-General: American Power Is in Decline, the World Is ‘in Pieces’

António Guterres confronts the “reemergence of irrationality” in global politics.<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>For the past two years, the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, has watched as President …

Human Rights

Beginner's Tutorial on the Pandas Python Library

Pandas is an open source Python package that provides numerous tools for data analysis. The package comes with several data structures that can be …

Python Programming

New Playground and Cheatsheet for Learning Python

I'm learning Python and I decided to create a repository where I could put Python script samples with standard Python syntax, structures and …

Python Programming

A Python Cheat Sheet For Newbie Coders

Startup Stock Photos<p>Python is one of the best programming languages to learn. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods …

Python Programming

'My husband killed himself while I slept - in his note he left a message for what I should do'

Emma Picton-Jones was 22 years old when she met the man she would go on to marry.<p>It was at a rugby tournament, and she and Dan swapped numbers that …

Mental Health

Lust Is Complicated, But Studies Show These 19 Things Make Men More Attractive to Women

It's all about the light beard.<p>Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.<p>But, through research and …

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order

Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order into your …

What Do HR Professionals Really Do? Eight Experts Dispel Common Myths

Human resources is often met with a one-dimensional perception. After all, many people’s interactions with HR come down to a small handful of common interactions. It’s difficult to understand what really goes on without witnessing it every day.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Human Resources Council …

Human Resources

What we're reading: C.J. Chivers on America's forever wars

Despite the "optimistic or airbrushed predictions" about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, thousands of Americans have died and the battles seem far …

Military

Essential Tips and Tricks for Starting Machine Learning with Python

We describe some essential hacks and tricks for practicing machine learning with Python. Covers most important libraries, and the overall approach.

11 Ways to Make Python a Dangerous Language For Data Science

People are still crazy about Python after twenty-five years,which I find hard to believe.<p>Python has numerous applications — web development, desktop …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Nobel Prize

How to Survive America’s Kill List – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

Read this if you’re going through adversity

In the midst of challenging times, we often think we’re going through the worst time ever.<p>And when we’re in the middle of adversity, we think it …

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

An Introduction to Queuing Theory

The mathematical study of waiting in line<p><b>Queuing theory</b> is the mathematical study of queuing, or waiting in lines. Queues contain <b>customers</b> (or …

You used to build a wall to keep them out, but now hackers are destroying you from the inside

Some time in 2017, a casino in North America hired Darktrace, a British cybersecurity company, about a data leak it was experiencing. Most …

Want To Stay Relevant? Never Stop Learning

Continuous learning has become a mantra for everyone from college newbies to seasoned C-suite veterans. Trouble is, most of us are bad at learning. Supremely bad.<p>That’s the conclusion of Bradley R. Staats, an operations professor whose research examines how individuals, teams, and organizations can …

Behavioral Sciences

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted …

Google Tasks might be getting an overhaul

Google Tasks, the long-neglected to-do list function buried in Gmail, might be getting a fresh face. A tipster tells us Google has uploaded new …

Apps

Tears, lies and sandpaper: the week Australian cricket fell apart | Vic Marks

It all ended in tears. Quite often it does in cricket. If nothing else, this week has been a reminder of the unique hold the game has on its players and, in the case of Australia, an entire nation. Add Steve Smith, David Warner and Darren Lehmann to a list of cricketers making tearful departures …

These are the jobs that pay the best salaries in South Africa

With the local economy expected to show an uptick in activity in 2018, data collected by three separate sources, including two recruitment agencies …

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

Need help managing your worries? Follow this psychologist’s advice.<p>You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re …

Mindfulness

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Sleep deprivation seems to affect healthy and depressed people differently

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …