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Confused About Blockchains? Here’s What You Need to Know

A blockchain is a relatively new kind of database that has become <i>the</i> trendy solution for storing digital information more securely. The International Data Corporation recently forecast that companies and governments will spend $2.1 billion on blockchains in 2018, more than double what was spent …

Blockchain

27 Online Courses to Learn Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Programming

Want to develop blockchain and cryptocurrency programming skills? Here are a number of great online courses.<p>What is a blockchain? A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered …

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many pieces to a job interview.<p>There’s the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and …

How to get away with financial fraud

Some of the world’s biggest scandals have gone unspotted for years. The nature of fraud is that it works outside our field of vision. By Dan Davies<p>‘Guys, you’ve got to hear this,” I said. I was sitting in front of my computer one day in July 2012, with one eye on a screen of share prices and the …

Headphones

Explainer: What is a blockchain?

Where it came from, what it does, and how you make one.<p>What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical …

Peer-to-peer

Are your perfectionist ways holding you back?

“Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination” (Michael Hyatt)<p>Are you a neat freak? Someone who constantly re-arranges things to make them ‘look …

5 Ways to Help Kids (and Even Adults) Understand Blockchain

The suggestions include getting them a wallet, learning through programming and attending conferences.<p>While the crypto boom of this past year brought a significant amount of attention to blockchain, there is much more to the technology than hype and hysteria. In the simplest terms, a blockchain …

The 8 most coveted tech certifications, and how to earn them

Here’s how you can get certified for the most in-demand tech skills today.<p>Having the right certifications on your resume is critical to climbing the career ladder in the tech industry, and can help you land a higher paying salary in your field. However, the market is saturated with certification …

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

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This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

• <b>The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true happiness.</b>• <b><br>You can't get contentment from an app or from a purchase, but you can click or buy your way to a whole lot of reward and pleasure.</b>• <b><br>The language</b> …

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Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

Top 5 Best Ways to Build a Bitcoin Machine

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining is exploding in popularity. There are many different kinds of cryptocurrencies one can mine. Most people have heard …

Computer Hardware

It's So Simple: How to Be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

• <b>Showing curiosity in someone is the fastest way to establish a connection with them while conversing.</b>• <b><br>To skip past the small talk and have a meaningful interaction, asking pointed, unique questions.</b>• <b><br>"What excites you right now?" and "What's the most important thing I should know about you?" are two</b> …

Small Business

The Difference Between Letting Go and Running Away

<b>“It’s about our ability to leave our death on the battlefield of life. Or having the strength and courage to give them our love and to bring them</b> …

Some black holes erase your past

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Self-improvement

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Being Comfortable With Discomfort Leads to Growth. Here Are 3 Easy Ways to Build Your Confidence

This universally desired feeling is what's slowing your personal growth and preventing innovation.<p>"If I am comfortable, then I am part of the problem." This is a quote that has stuck with David Taylor, CEO of P&G ever since he first moved to Cincinnati (where P&G is headquartered). Taylor …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

The Books that Shaped Us

In researching the best design books out there, I found myself unsatisfied with the lists 20+ deep of design books. I wanted a personal perspective …

83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020

• Digitally transforming enterprises (63%) is the leading factor driving greater public cloud engagement or adoption today.<br>• 66% of IT professionals say security is their most significant concern in adopting an enterprise cloud computing strategy.<br>• 50% of IT professionals believe artificial intelligence …

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

Cryptocurrencies explained, in plain English

Everything you need to know about what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how they're valued.<p>By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze.<p>Either a family member, friend, neighbor, doctor, Uber driver, sales associate, server, barista, or passer-by on the street, has probably …

Cryptocurrencies

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

11 most read Deep Learning Articles from Analytics Vidhya in 2017

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The 10 best ads of 2017

The year started on a high with several marketers making statements about diversity and inclusion during the Super Bowl. Things only got better, with several viral campaigns and engaging digital work were pushed out in the following months.<p>As 2017 wraps to a close, we look back at some of the most …

State Street Global Advisors

Twenty podcasts that will make you smarter

There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to.<p>And though there are plenty of entertaining …

Self-improvement

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …