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13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

So here's The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.<p><b>Shaking hands</b><p><i>Photo:</i> …

11 happiness tips we can take from Sweden

Harness wellbeing tips from one of the world's happiest countries<p>The clocks going back this Sunday signals the beginning of longer, darker nights and …

How Fluent Forever became the most funded app in Kickstarter history

Self-taught polyglot Gabriel Wyner is promising fluency to thousands<p>Did you study a language for multiple years in high school or college? Did you learn a language while studying abroad? Now ask yourself if you could hold a basic conversation in that language if somebody fluent were to come up to …

Language Learning

Tom Gauld's Deceptively Simple Comics Hold A Mirror To Human Hypocrisies

For all those people out there seeking an artist who’s able to poke fun at classic literature, narrative structure and human foibles in six panels or fewer, meet Tom Gauld.<p>You might be familiar with him already, as his work regularly appears in The Guardian. His distinctive, simplified drawing …

Graphic Novels

The Truth Behind the Spanish Lisp

Create a Day Trading Routine to Avoid Mistakes: Here's Mine

Mistakes happen in day trading. They occur because too much information is coming in at once and you feel overloaded/panicked/aggressive, or they …

How I Changed My Life by Remembering Who I Was Before the Pain

<b>“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Unknown</b><p>For a skinny, curly haired five-year-old girl, life was magical.<p>Buried in books and …

Two Regular Joes Get Ripped By Trying Chris Evans' Captain America Workout

Getting in shape can be a real daunting task. Where to even begin? Especially if you're a little clueless as to what to do when you finally get your behind through the doors of your local gym, getting the results can be a real challenge.<p>Buzzfeed challenged two average joes (a dude and a girl) two …

The Chatbot Will See You Now

In March of 2016, a twenty-seven-year-old Syrian refugee named Rakan Ghebar began discussing his mental health with a counsellor. Ghebar, who has lived in Beirut since 2014, lost a number of family members to the civil war in Syria and struggles with persistent nervous anxiety. Before he fled his …

Mental Health

Build Your Own Old-Fashioned Looking Chandelier For About $40

Chandeliers are by no means cheap, but if you’re a fan of a more rustic aesthetic, YouTuber Darbin Orvar put together one using a set of string …

Outlier App: An Interactive Visualization of Outlier Algorithms

I was recently trying various outlier detection algorithms. For me, the best way to understand an algorithm is to tinker with it. I built a shiny app …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Exercise

New Artificial Intelligence Technology Makes It Easy to Fake Audio and Video

Research into artificial intelligence and deep-learning neural networks is now expanding into multimedia manipulation, a field that may have deep …

Explained: Domain-Generating Algorithms

Cybercriminals use domain-generating algorithms to prevent their servers from being blacklisted or taken down.<p>A domain-generating algorithm (DGA) is …

Machine Learning Bookshelf

<b>Hi!</b> I am a Data Scientist based in London with a strong background in Engineering Sciences.<p>Below, I share a list of interesting machine learning …

In This Immersive “DataVRse,” You Can Explore Big Data Using Your Senses

What if you could physically interact with all the data that we consume every day?<p>Neo Mohsenvand thinks part of the key to understanding big data might be making better use of the human mind, and not relying as much on algorithms. Mohsenvand, a research assistant at MIT Media Lab, is building a …

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling category of …

Books

Logojoy – Can AI build a better logo than you?

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.<p>Access our full archive<p>This …

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Tim Ferriss Discusses His Top Performance Secrets | Men's Health

Tim, this new book is the distillation of your hugely successful podcast series, which guys definitely should check out on iTunes.<p>Let’s just break it down: What can people expect to find in this book?<p><b>Tim Ferriss:</b> The book is first and foremost something I made for myself. After <i>The 4-Hour Chef,</i> I …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Pythia

Machine Learning experiment management platform.<p>Manage your ml experiments to have all your results in one place. Pythia tries to give you an …

Deep Learning the Stock Market

<i>Update 25.1.17 — Took me a while but</i> <i>here is an ipython notebook</i> <i>with a rough implementation</i><p>In the past few months I’ve been fascinated with “Deep …

Workaholism helps me keep anxiety at bay. Now I’m trying to break the addiction

Americans have a long history of loving workaholics. We revere entrepreneurs who put in 80-hour weeks and artists who toil into the wee hours. Indeed, for much of my life, I interpreted being overworked as a badge of honor. Now, in my 40s, I’m trying to unlearn that lesson.<p>In my 20s, there was no …

Mental Health

Python Top 10 Articles

<i>In this observation, we ranked nearly 1,500 articles posted in October-November 2016 about Python and Data Science. (0.67% chance)</i><p>According to GitHub …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Motivation

10 hidden MacOS Sierra features you need to know

We reveal MacOS Sierra's hidden gems.<p>If you upgraded to MacOS Sierra, then you are likely familiar with its headlining features, whether you are using Siri to speak to your Mac, unlocking it with an Apple Watch or cutting and pasting from your Mac to your iPhone or vice versa with the universal …

Apps

5 easy ways to make your home look more expensive, according to 2 top real estate brokers in New York City

One of their most valuable tactics for selling property quickly and at its estimated market value is staging: reorganizing and designing rooms within a home to help potential buyers envision what it might look like if they were to move in.<p>While Postilio and Conlon generally work with a stager on …

Real Estate

A standard statistical model for stock prices is probably wrong

The idea that returns from financial assets are normally distributed underpins many traditional financial theories, but the reality is that many (even most) assets do not conform to this. Instead, empirical distributions exhibit higher peaks and fatter tails—returns are mostly clustered within a …

Investing