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7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

How to make Multi-Layered Parallax Illustration with CSS & Javascript

Hey friends, I will be showing you how to create a simple multi-layered illustration with depth that transitions into the content in a unique way. …

Web Development

16 Super Effective Productivity Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine

You don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to start your day off right.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I bet I can predict what your morning looks like: You wake up to a generic alarm clock sound, roll out of bed, …

Time Management

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

10 top case studies: Big data analytics in healthcare

Big data and analytics are driving vast improvements in patient care and provider efficiencies. Below are 10 case studies Health Data Management ran …

Big Data

The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?<p>Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he …

Artificial Intelligence

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Social Sciences

Home automation using Python, Flask and Celery

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+<p>RPi 1 and 2 both work.<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

Hack This: Edit an Image with Python

Algorithmic Photoshop, at your fingertips.<p>Whether they're being registered by the rods and cones of a human eye or being sent across a computer network in binary streams, images are just data. Pixels and parameters. Image editing thus consists only of data operations, usually a whole lot of them. …

Microsoft Research – Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research

AI News and Innovations<p>Dr. Morris gives us some fascinating insights into the world of “ability,” talks about how technology is augmenting not only …

Artificial Intelligence

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

How I Launched A Successful Startup Without Quitting My Day Job

Successfully moonlighting as an entrepreneur is all about time, money, and motivation.<p>Three months after starting my first job out of college, I began to work on a startup on the side—and I haven’t stopped since. For three years, it was a juggling act: I would keep plugging away at my business …

Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley founders who grew up poor can’t shake “mindset inequality”

I grew up in poverty–as did my startup co-founder David Tran. So when the talk in Silicon Valley turned to income inequality recently, our ears perked up. For a moment, our two worlds were colliding.<p>“Closely related to poverty is lack of social mobility,” Paul Graham, who co-founded the startup …

African Politics

Bill Gates' mastery of this productivity technique fueled his massive success

It was February 1975 and Bill Gates, a Harvard sophomore who looked 15 years old at best, typed line after line of code that would become the software behind Microsoft, which would launch two months later.<p>Gates, his business partner Paul Allen, and a Harvard math student named Monte Davidoff spent …

Here are Accenture’s 5 big tech trends for 2016

Global consulting firm Accenture has released its top five tech trends for 2016. And the good thing is that they aren’t just more of the same.<p>The trends from the Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report focus on changes that will impact enterprises in the next three to five years. The report is …