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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Inquiring Mind magazine launches free online archive

The Buddhist magazine Inquiring Mind, which ceased publication in April 2015, has launched an online digital archive of their 31 years of issues.The …

Datasets for teaching data science

Rafael Irizarry introduces the dslabs package for real-life datasets to teach data science:[I] try to avoid using widely used toy examples, such as …

Data Science

Bayes Theorem Definition and Examples

How to Use Bayes' Theorem to Find Conditional Probability<p>Bayes' theorem is a mathematical equation used in probability and statistics to calculate …

Quick Intro to Statistics — Power Your Stories with Data

Not a statistician? No problem! Learn the basics of statistical analysis in a few minutes<p>Storytelling with Statistics<p>When working in the tech world …

Using Coconut Oil In Your Skin Care Regimen? Stop It.

Raise your hand if you’ve been using coconut oil as a moisturizer.<p>Great. Now take that same hand and use it to take the coconut oil out of your …

Understanding Statistics

How many calories did each of us eat for breakfast? How far from home did everyone travel today? How big is the place that we call home? How many …

10 Types of Study Bias

Arrhythmia, an irregular rhythm of the heart, is common during and soon after a heart attack and can lead to early death. That's why when …

Critical Thinking

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools Available Today

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Touch me, I want to feel your data.

(This is not a paper we wrote by mistake.)(This is also not Andrew)(This is also really a blog about an aspect of the paper, which mostly focusses on …

Data Science

Despite That New Study, Everything We Know About Nutrition Is Pretty Much Still True

A study released this week in <i>The Lancet</i> found a link between high carbohydrate intake and risk of death. The resulting headlines had dedicated …

How to Wire Wrap Stones

Wire wrapping is a technique that involves bending wire around stone, sea glass, shells, amber, or other ornamental centerpieces to create a piece of …

ASIAN BROCCOLI SLAW

<i>Ingredients:</i> <i><br>1 large bag of broccoli slaw or 2 small ones if that's all you can find (it's usually near the lettuce and coleslaw mix in the produce</i> …

Golden Milk: Creamy Turmeric and Ginger Tea with Coconut Milk

This winter, we discovered Golden Milk or Turmeric Tea, and fell in love with its astringent, but smooth and bright flavor. I often make it now …

Recipes

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Clinical Trials

Example of a Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test

The chi-square goodness of fit test is a useful to compare a theoretical model to observed data. This test is a type of the more general chi-square …

The Formula for Chi-Square Statistic

To see how to compute a chi-square statistic using the formula, suppose that we have the following data from an experiment:<p>Expected: 25 Observed: …

Vietnam

What Is a P-Value?

Hypothesis tests or test of significance involve the calculation of a number known as a p-value. This number is very important to the conclusion of …

What a nerdy debate about p-values shows about science — and how to fix it

The case for, and against, redefining “statistical significance.”<p>There’s a huge debate going on in social science right now. The question is simple, and strikes near the heart of all research: What counts as solid evidence?<p>The answer matters because many disciplines are currently in the midst of a …

Sugary diets cause men to have depression and anxiety, study says

<b>Men could be increasing their risk of suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression by eating too much sugar.</b><p>Scientists have …

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Primal Blueprint 101 | Mark's Daily Apple

FAQs, Intro, PB 101?whatever you want to call it this is a great place to familiarize yourself with the content found on Mark’s Daily Apple.<p><b>Getting</b> …

19 Portable Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

All muffins, all the time. That's our new rallying cry, especially now that we’ve discovered muffins can be healthy. But did you know that your …

Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World

Test yourself with this word problem: Imagine you’re responsible for your company’s car fleet. You manage two models, an SUV that gets 10 miles to the gallon and a sedan that gets 20. The fleet has equal numbers of each, and all the cars travel 10,000 miles a year. You have enough capital to …

The Wisdom of Lao Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Getting Things Done

<i>Note: This is a guest post by Michael Miles of EffortlessAbundance.com.</i><p>We live in a competitive society and are often told that to get ahead we …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Dalai Lama Tells John Oliver His Special Trick For Getting People To Stop Drinking

And belly laughs throughout the entire interview.<p>Leave it to John Oliver to make the Dalai Lama laugh his way through an entire interview.<p>On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” on HBO, Oliver traveled to Dharamsala, India, to sit down with the Dalai Lama and discuss China, the people of Tibet and his …