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How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation

The AI bubble won’t burst anytime soon, but change is on the horizon

During an AI podcast a couple months ago, someone asked me if AI would be the next big tech bubble to burst. This question led me to think about what AI is today and where it’s headed. What is AI, really? It’s a next-generation network and database tool that’s short for “artificial intelligence.” …

Artificial Intelligence

The Top GitHub Repositories & Reddit Threads Every Data Scientist should know (June 2018)

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GitHub

The Five Rules of High-Intensity Workouts For Fat Loss and a Killer Physique | Poliquin Article

Imagine the perfect workout. It would allow you to:<p>• burn a ton of calories in as little time as possible—think 30 minutes or less<br>• build muscle for …

Guess the Focal Length

A: Morning light and clouds, Mono Lake. Can you guess what kind of lens I used for this photograph?When I post a photograph, people often ask me …

Superior Portfolio ROI With Artificially Intelligent Algorithms

<b>Machine Learning Funds are Outperforming Traditional Funds:</b><p>Machine learning hedge investment funds have achieved almost double if not triple the …

Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm uses machine learning games to make sure you wake up

Waking up is hard sometimes. If you’re like me, you set an extra couple of redundant alarms just to make sure you’re really up in time for work (and sometimes still fail). Microsoft’s Garage team thinks it has a better idea for keeping you up though: machine learning.<p>The Mimicker Alarm app – …

Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful - MIT Technology Review

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location …

Algorithms

Our smartphones will soon see as well as we do

The robots are starting to open their eyes.<p>Last week, Google announced it was partnering with the chip manufacturer Movidius to put machine learning in mobile devices. Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence, where computers can be programmed to recognize patterns in data based on …

Artificial Intelligence

Forrester Report: Companies Using Predictive Analytics Make More Money

Although the report is sponsored by predictive analytics firm EverString, the research firm says it is based on an independently obtained …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has …

Emotional Intelligence

Beautiful and mathematical: Football as a numbers game

<b>"Big data" - the world of analytics, algorithms and statistical models - are increasingly part of our lives, and professional sports such as football are no different.</b><p>"Why did you pick him?" "Don't take it short, get it in the box!" "Put a striker on!"<p>Complaining about the manager's selections and …

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Scientist Has Solved The Mystery Behind Brain Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s And Schizophrenia

Beth Stevens, being a very well-known brain researcher, may have thought of microglia as being much of an annoyance during her very first years of …

Microsoft's most ambitious bet is about to face a huge real-world test

Once viewed as an imperialist tech superpower, Microsoft is now considered a gentle giant willing to partner up with anyone and everyone.<p>From releasing more Android and iPhone apps, to making its flagship technologies available on competing platforms like Linux, Microsoft is much more open than it …

What is a “Data Lake” Anyway?

One of the consequences of the hype and exaggeration that surrounds Big Data is that the labels and definitions that we use to describe the field …

Facebook's bots are an 'existential threat' to Apple, says Wall Street analyst

But Facebook's experiment to replace 1-800 numbers could end up being an "existential threat" to Apple, according to a research note from UBS.<p>In the note, Steven Milunovich explains that part of Apple's value is as a platform company, thanks to its App Store. Part of the reason that Apple can boast …

Woman visits 7 wonders of the world in inspiring photo series

There is a big, wide world out there, but so many of us never get a chance to experience it.<p>After a string of bad luck and health problems, Megan …

New Zealand: Five ways to see the world's best country

For the fourth consecutive year, New Zealand has been named the world's best country by readers of Telegraph Travel.<p>If you are planning to visit soon but are confused by the vast array of tours on offer, we've handpicked some of the best itineraries which take in the country's most beautiful stops, …

These photos of dogs eating peanut butter will make your day

Greg Murray was trying to photograph his Mastiff Bailey and he noted that the naturally droopy dog just never looked happy in photos.<p>Then, it came to him: Peanut butter.<p>That was two years ago. Today, he's taken photos of close to 110 dogs eating peanut butter and he has about 10 more to go before …

Pets

Neural Networks: What Are They, And Why Is The Tech Industry Obsessed With Them?

The likes of Google and Facebook are pegging their futures on neural networks. Here’s why they’re the future of computing.<p>From Deep Dream to Deep Drumpf, everyone’s talking about neural networks these days. But what the heck <i>are</i> neural networks and what do they mean for the future of computing and …

Deep Learning

15 Raw, Beautiful Photos That Show What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

How do their bodies bend that way?<p>Darian Volkova is a professional ballerina and photographer who captures what goes into practicing ballet. Volkova says her perspective is unique because she can "feel, see, and shoot the dance like only [a] dancer can." While traveling with her company, Volkova …

Dear Data And FiveThirtyEight Want You To Visualize Your Podcast Habits

<i>When you have it all visualized, it really jumps at you. — Giorgia Lupi</i><p><b>Update:</b> Check out the postcards you mailed us here!<p>For 52 weeks, Giorgia Lupi …

Data Visualization

What is the relation between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

<i>These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Neil Lawrence, Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield, on Quora.</b><p>Q: What do you think about the impact of AI and ML on …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

A Refresher on Statistical Significance

When you run an experiment or analyze data, you want to know if your findings are “significant.” But business relevance (i.e., practical significance) isn’t always the same thing as confidence that a result isn’t due purely to chance (i.e., statistical significance). This is an important …

Hung Up

Photos Expose the Practice of Underage Marriage in Georgia

When photojournalist Daro Sulakauri was a girl coming of age in Georgia, one of her peers was married off at the age of thirteen. After becoming a …

World Health Organization

'When People Can See Time': Photographer Captures Day, Night In One Image

Of all of the arts, photography may be the discipline most accustomed to the nudge of technology, and photographer and artist Stephen Wilkes fully embraces the challenge. His latest project, "Day to Night," takes on the idea of showcasing, in one composite still image, the transformation of a place …

National Parks

Restorative Yoga Is Like Adult Nap Time

Relaxation is just as important as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>The secret to a long, healthy life may have more to do with how much, how …

Does Your Breathing Pattern Matter?

New study finds it affects the efficiency of the respiratory system.<p>Discussions about breath and movement usually come up in conversations about yogaor swimming, not running. But when we run, our inhales and exhales fall into a pattern with our foot strike. Does this pattern affect our running? And …

Research