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A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Make 2017 the year you become an elite coder with this top-down training

It’s one of those perennial New Year’s resolutions for the tech-inclined: learning to code. If you’re in the dark about where to start, look no further than this Learn to Code 2017 course collection. You can now get this 10-pack of coding tutorials from TNW Deals… for any price you want to pay.<p>To …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

Why It’s So Hard for Us to Visualize Uncertainty

The U.S. presidential election did not unfold the way so many predicted it would. We now know some of the reasons why—polling failed—but watching the real-time results on Tuesday night wasn’t just surprising, it was confusing. Predictions swung back and forth, and it was hard to process the …

Data Science

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

Tim Cook’s Post-Election Email Was Exactly What His Employees Needed to Hear

It was foolish for anyone to have imagined that the venomous partisanship of this election would dry up as soon as the votes were counted, and of …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Leadership

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America's Richest Colleges

Shelling out $300 for one chemistry textbook. Jetting off to Budapest, Paris and Rome while studying abroad in Madrid. Grabbing a last-minute Amtrak ticket to Manhattan for a job interview during senior year.<p>For many students at America’s elite colleges, these are as much a part of university life …