Justin Pardy

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Soldier: I hid evidence, but teen girlfriend killed her mom

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A soldier accused of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend's mother placed the blame squarely on the teen Friday, telling jurors …

Crime

This is why people don’t trust Hillary: How a convenient reversal on gun control highlights her opportunism

Clinton’s campaign recently hit Bernie on the one issue where she resides to his left: Guns. But she didn’t always<p>For many Americans on the political left, it has been hard to take anything Hillary Clinton has said during the 2016 Democratic primaries at face value. With Senator Bernie Sanders …

Dive Deep Into the Making of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy With This Documentary

Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

Startup Lessons From a First-Time Entrepreneur Who Raised $25 Million

Entrepreneurs have a tendency to paint past failures as necessary steps toward their inevitable success. In many a Silicon Valley narrative, each …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Visualization

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Self-improvement

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep

Because you're trying to lose weight -- not sleep.<p>You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.<p>But a new study …

Nutrition

Correct a Child's Behavior Without Punishment By Focusing on These Three Things

Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven't discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it's pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it -- and …

From Jim Crow to transgender ban: the bathroom as battleground for civil rights

North Carolina’s ban on transgender people using public bathrooms matching their identity is the latest in a history of contention over a very private space<p>North Carolina incited furor last week when it enacted a law banning transgender people from using public bathrooms that match their gender …

LGBTQI

SQL vs NoSQL: From Oracle to MongoDB, which database is right for your business?

List: Have NoSQL databases become a viable enterprise alternative?<p>A couple of weeks ago Microsoft revealed that it would be embracing Linux on its …

Databases

Platfora Ties Hadoop Analytics to Tableau Data Visualization Tools

Peter Schlampp, vice president of products for Platfora, says version 5.2 of the company’s namesake platform seeks to democratize access to Big Data.

Hadoop

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

Beastie Boys

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Diverse And Engaging Instances Of Interactive Infographic Design

In compiling this list, I received some great recommendations from friends and peers in the design world, and picking just 23 was not easy. Check out …

The Big Data Skills Gap Is Getting Bigger

Alex Woodie recently wrote in Datanami, “If your company is looking to hire data scientist right now, good luck. Five years after Harvard Business …

20 Best Big Data Visualization Tools Reviewed

By Edoardo L’AstorinaBig Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much …

Data Visualization

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …

Dirty Truths Your Analytics Software Vendor Won't Tell You

When I speak about analytics, the topic of software comes up early and often. IT pros pump me for hints on getting the lowest software prices. Students bombard me with questions about my software choices. And my fellow practitioners love to tell me all about their favorite software and how it is …

Big Data

The Role of a Data Scientist in 2016

Already crowned as the best job in America for 2016, the definition and skill set required to be a data scientist is in a constant state of flux. …

HARRY DENT: Civil unrest is coming to America

I own this property because I see rising chances for civil unrest in the inevitable downturn ahead, especially in the US. I want a place to go if things get really bad, and it looks increasingly likely that they will.<p>The evidence for that is piling up in this year's presidential race.<p>What we have …

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Filmmaking

The correct way to use pie charts

Pie charts are the most widely berated chart in data visualization. Many articles have been written over the years describing why pie charts are bad, …

Data Visualization

5 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Big Data

Before the Internet of Things (IoT) came along—billions of networked sensors and devices capable of generating enormous amounts of new, unstructured …

Google's $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software Is Now Completely Free

Nik Collection, seven powerful photo editing desktop plug-ins from Google, has dropped its price from $150 to being completely free for …

Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was …

50 Food & Recipe Infographics for Food Lovers

People don’t cook anymore, which is a shame. It’s a lost art, more so for certain generations than others (let’s not point fingers here) but to not …