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How data analytics will change the risk and insurance industry—and your career

The insurance industry is not immune to the rising trend of big data, as it has already led to some substantial changes in how insurers operate.

Insurance Industry

How To Become A Data Analyst | Articles | Big Data

New research by Self-Service Data Analytics firm Alteryx has found that data and analytics are among the most important new skills an employee can …

Big Data

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a …

Save 81% on Three Essential Data Analysis Courses

If you want to grow a successful business—or become an essential part of your team—you need to be able to answer some big questions. Which version of …

How Frigatebirds Stay In The Air For Months At A Time

They don't like getting wet<p>It's unusual for a marine bird to avoid water with the fastidiousness of a stereotypical cat. What's even more amazing are the extreme lengths that a great frigatebird will go to in order to avoid getting its feathers wet.<p>Great frigatebirds, which live in and around the …

Test Your Upper Body Strength With a Pushup Test

If you're starting an exercise program, it's a good idea to establish a few baseline measurements so you can track your progress and make sure you're …

The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes

This is one of the fastest fat-burning routines we’ve ever seen<p>Over the years, <i>Men’s Health</i> has sifted through dozens of studies about how many calories you’ll burn with various workouts. But the routine detailed in new research from North Dakota State University is one of the most efficient calorie …

How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

University of Pennsylvania

Financial engineering is replacing real engineering

Companies once focussed on researching, manufacturing and developing new products and services. Today, financial engineering has replaced real …

Economists discover people don’t behave rationally

“People behaving emotionally,” Redaction wrote, “might explain road rage, white supremacy, binge drinking, bank runs, and even couples making out in …

Economics

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

(AFP Photo/Handout/NASA )<p>A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The …

Anthropology

Turning up to work sick could be costing the economy billions

It found that up to $167 million per year in hospital costs could be reduced by diagnosing chest pain earlier and ruling out heart attack in …

Difference-in-Differences With Missing Data

This brief post is a "shout out" for Irene Botusaru (Economics, Simon Fraser University) who gave a great seminar in our department yesterday.<br>The …

Awesome Resume/CV and Cover Letter

This gorgeous Resume/CV template comes with a matching cover letter template to help simplify the process of applying for your next job. Both …

7 habits of highly effective data analysis

Highly effective data analysis isn’t learned overnight, but it can be learned faster. Here are 7 habits of data analysis I wish someone told me for …

Economist Says Higher-IQ People are Nicer and More Cooperative

<i>By Garett Jones</i><p>We humans are a social species: we rely on each other to get things done. Whether it’s building a car, creating a happy marriage, or …

Psychology

Linear Algebra Formulas for Econometrics

"Using R for Introductory Econometrics"

Recently, I received an email from Florian Heiss, Professor and Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the Henrich Heine University of Dusseldorf.<p>He …

Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

You have a big data project. You understand the problem domain, you know what infrastructure to use, and maybe you've even decided on the framework …

Making a short presentation based on your research: 11 tips

Over the past few weeks, we’ve both spent a fair amount of time at conferences. Given that many conferences ask researchers to summarize their work …

Woman photoshops herself into other people's holiday snaps

Gat may have faked her overseas jaunt, with the help of some equally photoshop-challenged friends, but she has certainly "gone global".<p>Her …

Travel Deals

What does it mean to be “economically literate” anyway?

2016-03-25T10:00:01.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>A well-rounded education should give some understanding of economics and finance. So, in principle, it’s a …

Economics

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

A physics professor lays out a scientific explanation for why some people are successful and others aren't

This is an interesting question, which, as usual, means it's important, a bit vague, and difficult.<p>The answer surely depends heavily upon precisely what you mean by "intelligent" and "successful."<p>I'll take a somewhat different approach than some of the other replies and tell you about a study of …

The best time to stop dating and settle down, according to mathematics

Committing to a partner is scary for all kinds of reasons. But one is that you never really know how the object of your current affections would …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

There is much discussion online and also in small, private groups, about why the price of technology companies – public and private – are falling. …

Venture Capital

How to avoid paying hefty change fees to airlines

Airlines are charging for everything these days.<p>Things that used to be included in an airfare — snacks, checked bags, seat selection, printed tickets …

What Paul Krugman gets wrong about Bernie Sanders

<b>Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Bob Strong/Mark Kauzlarich/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The NYT columnist has criticized Sanders for what he views as an overly idealistic politics. He misses the point<p>Conor Lynch<p>January 28, 2016 3:28pm (UTC)<p>As everyone knows by now, Paul Krugman is not “feeling the …

Middle-class