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Resources for Learning Python

About once a week, someone new to their journey writing code reaches out to me asking if I have know of any resources to learn Python. Since I'm …

10 Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine learning practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data,” where …

Israel's government angers Palestinians by meeting near Jerusalem holy site

Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahutook the unusual step Sunday of convening his Cabinet at a sensitive Jerusalemholy site, spurring howls of protest by Palestinians who claim the area where it is located for the capital of a future state.<p>The special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel's …

Israel

Israeli Officers: You’re Doing ISIS Wrong

The United States is headed for disaster in Syria, some in Israel are warning.<p>ASSANIA MOUNTAIN, ON THE ISRAEL-SYRIAN BORDER—The Israeli military is not too impressed with President Donald Trump’s escalation against the Islamic State.<p>That, at least, is the distinct impression I got on a recent trip …

Middle East

Performance Dashboard Design: How to Put Data to Work

Everyone is talking about data. But not everyone is doing anything with it. Companies are inundated with daily onslaughts of information; however, …

Analytics

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

5 Deadly Meeting Mistakes And How To Fix Them

The hot-shot product manager burst into the conference room ten minutes late.<p>“Sorry guys, I’m on ‘marketing time.’”<p>The six of us already in the room had been waiting on him to start the meeting. Six people, times 10 minutes each, equals a full hour of wasted time.<p>There was a standing joke in the …

Time Management

Warren Buffett believes that a company's greatest asset is something intangible

As chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, he's worth more than $66 billion.<p>How exactly does someone become so successful?<p>In his book "Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values," Lawrence Cunningham argues that one of Berkshire Hathaway's greatest assets is something intangible but …

Investing

Report Reveals Growth In Workplace Analytics

A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badges for employees to wear at work. The badges come with a sensor in built within it that allows managers to track various aspects of the employees …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Pedagogy

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.<p>When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that …

Apps

Why elections are bad for democracy

Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people<p>Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a …

Political Science

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Developers, don't miss Microsoft online dotnetConf 2016 starting tomorrow | On MSFT

One of Microsoft’s biggest online events is beginning tomorrow morning. The dotnetConf 2016 will kick the day off with a Keynote from Scott Hunter. …

Microsoft launches its Planner project management app

After launching a preview for select customers last September, Microsoft is now rolling out free access to Planner, its project management app, to all users of its Office 365 productivity suite.<p>The tool lets you plan projects for your team, whether it’s for your business, school or non-profit …

Why You Should Stop Using To-Do Lists (and What to Do Instead)

Would you describe yourself as over-worked and under-productive?<p>Many entrepreneurs and B2B owners would lump themselves under that category with the excuse: "It's just the nature of what we do," but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"Work smarter, not harder," is the sage advice NY Times best-selling …

Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

These color images, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route that the Allied forces took as they drove toward Berlin during World War II.

World War II

10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.

Apps

5 Innovative Consultants Who Are Changing the World | Inc.com

<b>1. Parag Khanna</b><p>As Founder of not one but two premium consultancies--Hybrid Reality and Factotum--Parag Khanna has traveled to every continent to meet with many of the world's most prominent thinkers, statesmen, and leaders. In the process, he has come to the conclusion that the single most …

Innovation

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Big Data Continues To Grow Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason. According to a recent report from …

Big Data

11 Simple Ways To Be A Little More Organized--and A Lot More Productive | Inc.com

Meet Marvin. He seems really smart, but he's also very messy. He always has trouble finding documents. His pile of papers seems to defy gravity. His computer screen is filled with random files; he seems to have every application open. He's always at least 3 minutes late to every meeting.<p>No matter …

Productivity

Nicholas J. Higham: The Top 10 Algorithms in Applied Mathematics

From “Computational Science” by David E. Keyes in Princeton Companion to Applied MathematicsIn the January/February 2000 issue of <i>Computing in Science</i> …

Mathematics

My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five

Hey everyone! Here's part five of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two, …

Writing

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

Boy Sells Lemonade To Help His Family Raise Funds For His Own Legal Adoption

Nine-year-old Tristan Jacobson raised more than $7,000.<p>Tristan Jacobson’s lemonade stand was an overwhelming success. Hundreds of people came by over the weekend to support the 9-year-old’s entrepreneurial enterprise in Springfield, Missouri. One couple even drove more than two hours to buy …

Motherhood

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>1. Mistaking style issues for errors<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? …

Linguistics

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Urban Design