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What It's Like To Be A Legal Sex Worker In The U.S.

When Alice Little, a legal sex worker, gave Refinery29 a peek at her life in the form of a Money Diary last year, the post received more than 300 …

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Learning representations by back-propagating errors

Learning representations by back-propagating errors Rumelhart et al., <i>Nature, 1986</i>It’s another selection from Martonosi’s 2015 Princeton course on …

Deep Learning

New for three types of extreme-energy space particles: Theory shows unified origin

New model connects the origins of very high-energy neutrinos, ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, and high-energy gamma rays with black-hole jets embedded …

Physics

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Machine Learning

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part I

Data Engineering: The Close Cousin of Data Science<p>Motivation<p>The more experienced I become as a data scientist, the more convinced I am that data …

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur Is as Likely as Becoming a Rock Star. Here's What It Really Takes, According to a Self-Made Millionaire | Inc.com

If you had asked me in my mid 20s if I thought I'd ever be successful or wealthy, I would have given a bold "Of course!" <i>-</i> but that would really just be my characteristic over-confident answer to hide what I really felt: that I was going to continue failing and be broke for the rest of my …

Entrepreneurship

4 Non-Business Books Every Business Person Should Read in 2018 | Inc.com

There are a gazillion business books out there that can help entrepreneurs take their lives to the next level, and another gazillion articles to curate those business books. While nonfiction can provide readers with actionable, life-changing insight from industry experts, oftentimes a fictional …

Game of Thrones

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that …

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

I recently published an article on Inc.com saying that people who read are going to be a mile ahead of those who do not. I received a lot of feedback from aspiring entrepreneurs asking where they should begin. After I gave myself some time to think, I listed what I believe are the five best books …

Entrepreneurship

11 things people think are terrible for your diet that actually aren't

I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions — and judgment — never end. "That stuff'll kill you," someone said to me the other day, shaking his head. "So many chemicals!" was what I heard last week.<p>Truth be told, Red Bull (at least …

Nutrition

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics

3 Crucial Lessons from an Entrepreneur Who Just Sold His Company for $340 Million | Inc.com

Then they started to use data. They stopped relying on their guts to make decisions, but rather to base all decisions off of data. The data-driven decision will usually win.<p>They focused on making many, many tiny bets rather than big, single bets. Those little bets that paid off were then magnified …

Entrepreneurship

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Success

5 things this professor can teach you about success after studying 30,000 business pitches

You can learn a lot from studying one business pitch. You can learn even more from studying 30,000.<p>Sean Wise, an entrepreneurship professor at …

Entrepreneurship

A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Breakfast

Weird Quantum Discovery Says Pushing Particles Forward Can Make Them Go Backward

Quantum mechanics continues to provide brain-busting discoveries as mathematicians find that <b>quantum mechanical particles</b> can move in the opposite …

Quantum Mechanics

ESA Video Shows How to Hack Your Webcam to See Infrared Radiation

A new video from the European Space Agency (ESA) provides step-by-step instructions for how to modify an inexpensive webcam so that it sees infrared …

Near-Infrared

Long Short-Term Memory Networks With Python

Thanks for your interest.<p>Sorry, I do not support third-party resellers for my books (e.g. reselling in other bookstores).<p>My books are self-published …

Machine Learning

Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid

Scientists work out the cellular assembly for seeding a whole new organ.<p>Being able to grow your own new organs may be in reach—with some cellular …

Cell Biology

The Curious Omnipresence of 1: A Plot Hole In The Multiverse Theory

What do you think of when you hear the word <i>universe?</i> Most people naturally think, well, that’s what simply encapsulates everything that there is in …