Pedro Medina

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Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Must-See Documentary About New EasyJet Pilots

I love when major networks do documentaries about aviation, no matter what area of aviation they cover. I think I’ve seen every single episode of Air …

A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Vegetable Soup Diet - Lose 10 Lbs a Week

A vegetable soup diet has the dual advantage of being very nutritious as well as low in calories and contributing to weight loss. As a result, it …

Five Simple Ways to Raise Testosterone Levels for Better Body Composition & Optimal Health | Poliquin Article

Improve body composition and raise testosterone by making sure you are not deficient in certain nutrients that are directly linked to suboptimal …

How I Lost 220 Pounds & Kept It Off For Good

Back in the 1990s, I went through a period of time when my weight was completely out of control. No matter what I did to lose weight, I just kept …

Wellness

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Albert Einstein

YouTube’s new Director tools allow small businesses to create video ads on their phones

YouTube is launching a new suite of products for advertisers under the umbrella name of YouTube Director. Collectively, these products are supposed to make it easier for businesses (particularly the smaller ones that don’t have their own production capabilities and aren’t going to hire an ad …

Barbershops

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Artificial Intelligence

A crime-prediction algorithm may be biased against black defendants

The "risk assessment" score, a tool used to chart the odds a criminal defendant will commit a crime in the future, is becoming a common sight, informing sentencing procedure and other steps of the criminal justice system across the country. But critics have long charged that such assessments, …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Notepads

Men on testosterone: marching feistier -- and a little happier -- into old age

Men over 65 who had their testosterone levels reset to those of much younger men didn't walk any faster. But they had more spring in their step, better erections, and a keener interest in sex than men who didn't get testosterone supplements.<p>This set of trials, underwritten by the National Institute …

Rethinking the Calorie

The simple weight-loss formula—burn more energy than you consume—may actually be holding us back in the fight to curb obesity.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook …

Nutrition

broom: a package for tidying statistical models into data frames

The concept of “tidy data”, as introduced by Hadley Wickham, offers a powerful framework for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Popular …

Data Science

Exploring Big Data Business Models & The Winning Value Propositions Behind Them

<b>It goes without saying, innovative, sustainable Big Data Business Models are as pervasive and sought after as they are elusive (i.e. “data is the new</b> …

How machine learning works

THE standard joke about artificial intelligence (AI) is that, like nuclear fusion, it has been the future for more than half a century now. In 1958 …

Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds

Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and …

Big Data

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

Remember that quote I started part two with? About data scientists wanting better tools for wrangling so they could work on the "sexy stuff"? Well, …

Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

With the Senate passing the Federal Government’s data retention bill last week, there has been a great deal of discussion of “metadata”, what it is …

Big Data

Predictive Analytics And Novel Visualization Draw Customers To 'Must Have' Data

Anand Sanwal, CEO and Co-Founder of the data analytics company CB Insights tells the entrepreneur’s classic back story in a recent interview about what inspired him to co-found his company: he was in pain doing his job. “I used to work in American Express in their corporate ventures/M&A team. We …

9 Must-Have Skills to Land Top Big Data Jobs in 2015

The secret is out, and the mad rush is on to leverage big data analytics tools and techniques for competitive advantage before they become …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

US Census Bureau releases public API for mobile and web developers

The US Census Bureau released its very first API last week, allowing developers to create web and mobile apps based on the government's collection of demographic and economic statistics.<p>The US Census Bureau has released its very first public API, allowing developers to create web and mobile apps …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …