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The 5 Best Ads of Super Bowl LII

Patriots vs. Eagles turned out to be another classic Super Bowl, with little separating the teams—and a Hail Mary at the end that could have sent it …

Advertising

The 25 Biggest Living Things on Earth

Many people find it difficult to grasp life in all its diversity: not only the birds, reptiles and mammals that everyone knows and love, but also …

Nature

The 8 Scariest Days in America

Over its more than two centuries of history, the United States has seen its share of good and bad days. But there have been a few days that left …

Civil Rights

'Don't Think A Robot Could Do This': Warehouse Workers Aren't Worried For Their Jobs

The wheels of a tall, metal cart squeak as Chris Beatty, 26, pulls it through a maze of aisles inside a cosmetics warehouse in Burlington, N.J.<p>A hand-held scanner helps Beatty find specific items, such as face cream or lipstick — to be sorted, packed and shipped to online customers. In his …

eCommerce

The good, the bad and the ugly of living in a schoolbus full-time

There’s a new trend in the tiny house movement: living in a schoolbus, otherwise known as a “skoolie.”<p>Derek and Amy Cobia of <b>The Frugal RVer</b> didn’t live in a schoolbus at first….when they sold their home and got rid of their belongings, they bought a large 5th wheel RV with a pick-up truck to go …

Technology is changing the world 'and schools must change too'

Governments and schools need to change the way children are taught as technology creates more learning opportunities outside the classroom, the …

Education Technology

Why Students Are Still Spending So Much for College Textbooks

New technologies are revolutionizing education—but they’re also keeping prices high.<p>After settling into his dorm this past fall, John McGrath, a freshman at Rutgers University, took the campus shuttle to the school bookstore. He waited in line for 40 minutes clutching a list of four …

Higher Education

Essay on the value of first-year writing courses

Of all the words that might be applied to Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke — "vile," …

What's the Difference Between Aperol and Campari?

The popularity of Italian aperitivo cocktails has reached a fever pitch in recent years, especially in big cities where the Negroni is definitively …

Northern Italy

Five lessons from building machine learning systems

…to power features in the Skyscanner app ✈️<p>In January 2017 I left Skyscanner, where I was a Senior Data Scientist. Like I did with this post a couple …

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How to do machine learning efficiently

I have just come out of a project where 80% into it I felt I had very little. I invested a lot of time and in the end it was a total fiasco.<p>The math …

Machine Learning

How To Digest Books Above Your “Level” And Increase Your Intelligence

<b>To do great things, you have to read to lead.</b><p>The best advice I’ve ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent manager …

Writing

7 Poisons That Have Been Used to Kill People

According to the famous toxicologist Paracelsus, "the dose makes the poison." In other words, every chemical can be considered a poison if you take …

Amazon just made a major change — and it forced me to finally cancel my Prime subscription

I've finally canceled my Amazon Prime subscription.<p>I've been debating for a long time whether to cancel the service, as I have almost certainly not been getting my $10.99 worth every month.<p>While most people celebrate two-day shipping, I'm an (annoying) person who frequently lets packages sit on the …

Why Is the Sun Yellow?

What Color Is the Sun? No, It's Not Yellow!<p>If you ask a random person to tell you what color the sun is, chances are he will look at you like you're …

Astronomy

What most people don’t understand about AI and the the state of machine learning

Though the term was officially coined in the 1950s, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a concept that dates back to ancient Egyptian automatons and …

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College & University

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

Why Rust is the future of robotics

Rust is a fairly recent programming language, it was first announced by Mozilla in 2010 but started by Graydon Hoare in 2006. It is behind the new, …

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Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

This week, a video surfaced of a Harvard professor, Steven Pinker, which appeared to show him lauding members of a racist movement. The clip, which was pulled from a November event at Harvard put on by Spiked magazine, showed Mr. Pinker referring to “the often highly literate, highly intelligent …

Social Media

10 Hard Truths About Management No One Tells You

I remember talking with an acquaintance a few years back who had recently graduated from college about how she envisioned her career progressing. …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

How to Dramatically Improve your Public Speaking Skills

The ability to communicate a message, sell an idea, or paint a vision is a critical skill for <i>anyone</i> who wants to have an impact on the world. And …

Work During Your Hours of Peak Productivity

With 2018 here, you’ve probably got a list of resolutions you’d like to keep, goals you’re itching to accomplish, and habits you’d love to cement …

How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

Toyota's boxy e-Palette may be the shareable future of transport

Toyota unveiled its new e-Palette concept vehicle this morning at a press conference at CES 2018. Its boxy silhouette is a bit dull at first glance, but that's okay. The e-Palette gets much more interesting the more you imagine how Toyota and its partners plan on filling and then re-filling this …

Ridesharing

How I Paid Off $54,000 in Debt

I spent all of my 20s living in debt.<p>At the time, it was what I perceived to be a normal life for a 20-something: credit card debt, a monthly car …

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media

I’ll tell you why Deep Learning is so popular and in demand

So you’re browsing through your News Feed and once again there’s an article on <b>Deep Learning</b>. You keep seeing it everywhere along with all of the …

Machine Learning