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10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

personaldevelopment

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology guru but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and …

consultants

Not Just Another Megaship, Norwegian Bliss Showcases The Broad Appeal Of Cruise Vacations

On the surface, at 168,028 gross tons, Norwegian Bliss, the third of four ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus category may seem like just another behemoth vessel hitting the high seas. On Thursday it docked in New York City after making its way from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany …

The Best Pizza in New York City, According to Top Chefs

If it’s possible, pizza is more popular than ever. And not just with diners; some of the world’s best and most notable chefs have their own favorites …

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest …

Immigration

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

DOHA, Qatar — For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy.<p>As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his parents flew the German tennis star to Qatar to give their son lessons. A lifelong sports fanatic, he later bought a French soccer team, …

Saudi Arabia

Meet the robots of CES 2018

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

Complexity

Blade Runner 2049: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: Skyscrapers engulfed in a sickly yellow haze; Elvis Presley performing on the …

Demystifying the PageRank Algorithm

PageRank is arguably the most widely-utilized and influential algorithm in our modern day - chances are you use it tens of times every single day. In …

Equations

The Runner’s High

Feb 1, 2017<p>I first got drunk at 12 years old.<p>The author, shown above in Moscow in 1984, was often inebriated as a teen.<p>Young perhaps, but it was Soviet Moscow, where my dad was stationed as an American journalist in the 1980s. I wasn’t very good at drinking, though I tried. When I was 15, I was …

Drug Addiction

Deep Learning<p>Ian Goodfellow<p>Yoshua Bengio<p>Aaron Courville<p>Contents<p>Website viii<p>Acknowledgments ix<p>Notation xii<p>1 Introduction 1<p>1.1 Who Should Read This …

What’s in the words? Comparing artists and lyrics with R.

(This article was first published on <b>Rcrastinate</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post something …

Music

10 of the Best Data Science Platforms

Platforms which allow data scientists to build and deploy algorithms are increasingly important as businesses look to operationalise their data …

Machine Learning

Why I stopped being a quant and got back into AI instead

When I first graduated from Stanford, I’d tell people I have a degree in artificial intelligence and they would reply, “so, you are a science fiction …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?

Nothing about our trip to Mount Rushmore went according to plan. Our flight was delayed. We found ourselves stranded in the Minneapolis airport for four hours. “Minneapolis airport four hours,” we typed into Google, and the internet responded by persuading us to take a train to the Mall of America. …

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years.<p>That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.<p><b>Singularity Is Coming</b><p>“By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview at the SXSW Conference with Shira Lazar and Amy …

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

How Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

World Russia Middle East Syria Vladimir Putin Turkey Egypt Iran Israel<p>On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Applying Gaussian Naïve Bayes Classifier in Python: Part One

<b>N</b>aïve Bayes classifier is one of the most effective machine learning algorithms implemented in machine learning projects and distributed MapReduce …

The new American exceptionalism: How the Russian connection to the 2016 election signals the destruction of our nation’s ideals | Salon.com

<b>Barack Obama; Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin; Hillary Clinton (AP/Getty/Reuters/Evan Vucci/Ivan Sekretarev/Ty Wright/Rainier Ehrhardt)</b><p>The new American exceptionalism: How the Russian connection to the 2016 election signals the destruction of our nation’s ideals<p>Our nation has a long history of …

Political Science

27 Powerful Photo Stories That Captured Our Attention This Year

In 2016, photographers and curators used images to tell more than a few worthy stories.<p>Another year over, a new one about to begin. What better time to remember the visual stories from 2016 that reminded us humanity is a beautiful, complicated mess?<p>From a ballet program in Kenya to the real-life …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

Caribbean

The best New York City restaurant for every type of cuisine

As part of its 2017 restaurant-survey results, released in October, Zagat compiled a list of the best restaurants in New York City for every type of cuisine.<p>From smoky barbecue to flavor-packed ramen to handmade falafel, there's a top-rated spot to curb every craving.<p>There were also a few repeats …