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Writing academic articles using R Markdown and LaTeX

(This article was first published on <b>The Devil is in the Data</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>One of my favourite activities in R is using …

R Language

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

How I Made A Very Big Decision (and how you can too)

I’ve recently made a few big life decisions that have left me reflecting on the decision making process. One decision involved a change in career direction which I will focus on for the purpose of this post.<p>This decision (to focus on building my own business instead of returning to my great …

Leadership

Science says you should exercise *this* much to prevent depression

There are wide-ranging treatments for depression—including meditation and medication—but, according to science, your weekly sweat sesh might be able …

Here's What INFJs Absolutely Must Have in Order to Be Happy

INFJs are the rarest Myers Briggs personality type, so it should come as no surprise that their needs and wants are a bit <i>specific</i>. In order to be happy, this special type must have certain important things (and people) in their lives. We require our space (in a major way), a creative outlet, and …

Happiness

Westworld: The Experience gave me an emotional epiphany — and a panic attack

Are we all just algorithms?<p>I wasn’t expecting to be choking back tears during my visit to HBO’s <i>Westworld: The Experience</i> at New York Comic Con, but sitting in a room with an actor playing a welcoming member of the park’s guest services, that’s what happened.<p><i>Westworld: The Experience</i> is a new kind …

What Does It Mean to Have OCD? These Are 5 Common Symptoms

Plenty of people think they've got it, but only an unlucky few do.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Having obsessive compulsive disorder …

Mental Health

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Demographics

New neuroscience reveals 2 rituals that will make you more mindful

You want to get to work but instead you surf the internet. You want to diet but instead you eat enough candy to give an entire 2nd grade classroom …

Mindfulness

In Sales, Silence Is Golden

The magic to selling is learning your client's actual pain points. You do that by listening more than you talk.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have written dozens of useful how-to lessons for driving sales, but perhaps none is more important than this one. This is the …

Product Management

What Does It Mean to Have OCD? These Are 5 Common Symptoms

<i>This content originally appeared on TIME.</i><p>Having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) isn’t easy. The condition, marked by uncontrollable thoughts and …