Matthew Grugel

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The Best Parenting Lesson I Ever Got

The best parenting lesson I ever got came from my dad, long before I became a wife to one and a mom to three. In fact I was only five.<p>Back then one of my favorite things to do was to go to Eisenhower Park with my family. No visit was complete until we visited the pigs at the park's small petting …

Parenting

Big Data At Caesars Entertainment - A One Billion Dollar Asset?

Caesars Entertainment, formerly known as Harrah’s – the company which runs the famous Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas and more than 50 other casinos worldwide – established itself as an early leader in Big Data customer service. It has hit more than a spot of bother recently with a messy bankruptcy of …

Customer Service

How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

Badri Raghavan Contributor<p>Badri Raghavan is CTO and chief data scientist of FirstFuel.<p>It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by Data.gov, to data made available via tools such as …

Big Data

Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good. (No, Really!)

If you’re willing to give a startup access to your financial transactions, there might be some nice side benefits for you, and possibly your …

iOS Apps

Ten top languages for crunching Big Data

Data analysis vs statistics

John Tukey preferred the term “data analysis” over “statistics.” In his paper <i>Data Anaysis, Computation and Mathematics</i>, he explains why.My title …

Data Science

A 5-Minute Guide to Big Data Tools

×<p>Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Presto, Pig, NoSQL—these are words you’d expect to find in a whimsical Dr. Seuss tale. In fact, they are the names of powerful …

Learn to code in one of the most productive, versatile, and beginner-friendly programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/nyuhuhuu<p>Coding continues to be a highly in-demand skill in today's job market, one that flies over the heads of most but can …

Programming

White millennials are moving to American cities in a huge way

According a Brookings report by demographer William H. Frey, they're coming back.<p>Using numbers from the American Community Survey, Frey found that nearly half a million white people moved into America's largest 50 cities from 2010 to 2014.<p>From 1990 to 2000, about 1.5 million white people left.<p>The …

Demographics

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.<p>Approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their …

Personal Finance

Dutch create world's biggest artificial wave to test flood defences

Concrete channel, three years in the making and 300 metres long, will help engineers develop better protection from flooding<p>Studying the oceans is a matter of survival for the below-sea-level-dwelling Dutch, and scientists in the Netherlands have now unveiled the world’s biggest manmade wave to …

Sea Level

The Arrival of Algorithmic Business

What happens when 30 billion things connect with business and 3 billion people with smartphones? All these things and people generate vast amounts of …

[Data Visualization] More Americans killed by guns since 1968 than in all U.S. wars

More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. Each year, the number of …

Guns

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

European Union