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How Philips competes with the likes of Google

Disruption.<p>There’s a reason startups use this buzzword – they’re all about trying new things, testing them, and doing it all over again.<p>As fast-moving startups continue to topple incumbent companies, more traditional organizations must figure out how to stay relevant.<p>For many organizations, …

Innovation

The power of meditation: Growing research shows all the ways it's good for us

Everyone seems to meditate: Coworkers plan to vacation at a meditation retreat, friends chat about favorite meditation apps and countless articles praise the practice.<p>Does meditation live up to the hype?<p>“The science is very much in an embryonic state,” says Richard Davidson, founder of the Center …

Mindfulness

Asanas Guide - Align With the Divine

Having trouble with your dhanurasana. Here's a comprehensive guide to the science of asanas, what you can do go deeper into your practice, and how …

The New Data Engineering Ecosystem: Trends and Rising Stars

Over the past few years, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of data available to individuals, companies, and the general public. …

Cohort Analysis with Python

Despite having done it countless times, I regularly forget how to build a cohort analysis with Python and pandas. I’ve decided it’s a good idea to …

Analytics

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

7 most common data visualization mistakes

In my last article, I mentioned some of the best tools for data visualization. While all of them were powerful tools, they are only as useful as the hands they are in. Selection of the right tool is just the first step, the bigger job is to create an easy-to-understand visualization that makes data …

Data Visualization

What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

It is friday and that usually means a fun friday or a feature friday but I’m stuck on a plane flying back from a week on the west coast and have the …

Movie Recommendation with MLlib

In this chapter, we will use MLlib to make personalized movie recommendations tailored <i>for you</i>. We will work with 10 million ratings from 72,000 users …

Comparing supervised learning algorithms

In the data science course that I instruct, we cover most of the data science pipeline but focus especially on <b>machine learning</b>. Besides teaching …

Machine Learning

Why Neural Networks Look Set to Thrash the Best Human Go Players for the First Time - MIT Technology Review

Computers are rapidly beginning to outperform humans in more or less every area of endeavor. For example, machine vision experts recently unveiled an …

Machine Learning

Deep Learning Machine Solves the Cocktail Party Problem - MIT Technology Review

The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise. The ease with which …

Machine Learning

Tofu and Spinach Stuffed Shells

1 | Preheat oven to 375°F.2 | Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and drain again, then place on clean kitchen towel to …

Recipes

Asparagus Fettuccine with Lemon and Pepper

1 | Heat 2 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 2 minutes, or until golden. Stir in asparagus, and season with salt, if …

Italian Food

Programming for Data Science the Polyglot approach: Python + R + SQL

The top 3 directions predictive analytics will take in 2015

Ironic really… I’m a futurist, making a prediction about predictive analytics. So, what does the future hold for big data and the growing field of …

14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

<i>By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member</i><p><b>If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. – Peter Drucker</b><p>This succinct truth says you can’t know whether …

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

15 Recipes That Will Help You Unwind at the End of a Looong Day

Grab one of these 15 treats at the end of the day, and you’ll start to unwind in no time at all. Featuring teas, refreshing herbs and flowers and the occasional splash of booze, you’ll feel the stress start melting away almost instantly. Pour yourself a bath, toss a waterproof case on your …

5 Favorites: Weekender Bags for a Quick (and Stylish) Getaway

I’ve always admired the person who owns a weekender–a bag just right for two day’s worth of clothing, and nothing like my own jumbled mess of dirty …

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

HIV is sexist.<p>A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.<p>And homosexual men are at even greater risk. They're more than 20 times as likely to get infected from an HIV-positive partner than partners in a heterosexual …

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

So there you are in Frog Pose: Belly is facing down, back is arched, elbows and forearms are holding you up. Your knees are splayed out to either side of you, creating a right angle with your thighs and shins. The boniest bits of your knees and ankles dig into the hard surface beneath you as your …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Italian Food

Searching For The Silicon Valley Selfie

There are many benefits to living overseas, but among the most valuable is the ability to dislocate yourself from your timeworn surroundings. The typical cadence of our daily behaviors – driving down 280 every morning or getting a burger at SuperDuper before closing – suddenly and irrevocably …

Let's Bring The Polymath — and the Dabblers — Back

I noticed recently that books with the phrase “The Last Man Who Knew Everything” all share in common that their subjects lived during the period …

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Apricot and Candied Fennel

8 Servings<p>Buttermilk lightens the traditional all-cream panna cotta base—without sacrificing lusciousness.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope unflavored powdered gelatin (about 2½ tsp.)<p>2 ¾ cups heavy cream, divided<p>⅔ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar<p>3 cups buttermilk<p>¾ cup dried apricots, preferably …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast