Jeff Bates

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Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

Cotton Candy

Comment on Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years by phil.collins

The cost will no doubt decrease, but as pointed out the new “necessary” needs will always create a new market. Just like http://www.duringdays.com.au …

A First Look at Google Data Studio

A First Look at Google Data Studio<br>2016 July 2<br>{Note: for another example of a website stats dashboard made with Google Data Studio, see David Murphy’s …

Data Visualization

5 Easy Online Tools to Create Awesome Infographics

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create compelling and unique infographics.<p>Creating an infographic that tells a story in a simple and …

Infographics

10 secret places you need to go before everyone else

When travel finally opened to Cuba, everyone said, "You have to go now before it's ruined!" I have a different take. I think more Cuba tourism could — potentially — bolster its economy and provide more opportunities for preserving its unique heritage. That's a far cry from "ruined" to me.<p>But if …

One Place To Camp Before You Die

<i>The Tetons, captured here after a late autumn snowfall, are America's most iconic mountain range. Image (c) Danielle Lehle</i><p>Jackie Skaggs's first brush with Grand Teton National Park mirrors so many children's first national park experience. It was from the backseat of the family sedan.<p>"I was born …

Simple numbers game seems to make kids better at math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, researchers boosted kindergarteners' arithmetic performance simply by exercising …

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Want To Be More Marketable? Add These 11 In-Demand Tech Skills To Your Resume

Tech skills pay more. According to a labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies, 78% of well-paying “middle-skill” positions call for basic proficiency with technology.<p>But I get it: you have a full-time job, volunteering every other weekend, a puppy to train, plans with friends…you’re …

Project Management

The Cure For The Mid-Career Crisis

Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable, as many of us at this …

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

11 Signs That Insecurity Is Ruining Your Life + How To Change The Pattern

Do you sometimes just hate yourself? Are you uncomfortable in your own body and unhappy with how you interact with the world around you? A lack of …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a field where Big Data and analytics have obvious applications. Until recently, however, businesses have been less quick to implement big data analytics in supply chain management than in other areas of operation such as marketing or manufacturing.<p>Of course supply chains …

Big Data

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Employment

Hadoop:- A soft Introduction

<b>What is Hadoop:</b> <br>Hadoop is a framework written in Java for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware and incorporates features …

Ubiquitous Computing

8 ways to use data to tell a compelling story

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>The …

Criminology

5 Parenting Lessons That Will Make You a Better Leader

Being a great leader is a lot like being a parent to smart, capable adults.<p>I have been a parent for approximately 11 days, so I am clearly not an expert in this field. This is the ultimate learn-as-you-go job, where something that worked one day may or may not work the next. What seems logical and …

Parenting

Why data scientists are the new coders

Recent figures estimate that in 2015, the number of “big data” jobs will grow to 4.4 million, with 1.9 million in the United States.<p>Leaders in these positions will be responsible for building intricate algorithms and crafting stories out of the massive amounts of data that today’s companies are …

11 Awesome Data Visualizations [INFOGRAPHIC]

Expressing data visually makes it much easier to understand, and in our data-saturated world, data visualization has become a necessity.<p>This …