Christopher Rivera

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60 Ways You Can Choose to Live Happy Every Day

Here are some prescriptions for the life you always wanted to live.<p>A few years ago, author Meera Lester wrote a little non-scientific self-help gem called <i>365 Ways to Live Happy</i>.<p>Reducing her list down to 60 techniques for a happier life was no small task, as so many are applicable in producing a …

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian

When people think of “data science” they probably think of algorithms that scan large datasets to predict a customer’s next move or interpret …

Diagnosing Heart Diseases in the Data Science Bowl: 2nd place, Team kunsthart

The Second National Data Science Bowl, a data science competition where the goal was to automatically determine cardiac volumes from MRI scans, has …

Where priors come from

When reading up on Bayesian modeling papers it can be bewildering to understand why a paricular prior was chosen. The distributions usually are named …

Numerai - like Kaggle, but with a clean dataset, top ten in the money, and recurring payouts

Numerai is an attempt at a hedge fund crowd-sourcing stock market predictions. It presents a Kaggle-like competition, but with a few welcome …

What is better: gradient-boosted trees, or a random forest?

Folks know that gradient-boosted trees generally perform better than a random forest, although there is a price for that: GBT have a few hyperparams …

Bayesian machine learning

So you know the Bayes rule. How does it relate to machine learning? It can be quite difficult to grasp how the puzzle pieces fit together - we know …

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This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …