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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Data Science

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

National Parks

The Best Short Hairstyles of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

Hair

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

French Writer Corinne Maier, author of <i>No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children</i>. Magali Delporte<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the …

7 reasons people shouldn't have children, according to science

debasige/Shutterstock.com<p><b>Whether or not you should become a parent is often a fraught decision.</b>• <b><br>With the US fertility rate at an all-time low, more people are rejecting the idea that you have to have children.</b>• <b><br>While it's ultimately your decision, there are several factors at play that potential</b> …

'Call Me by Your Name,' '1945' and other movie picks for Nov. 24

<i>Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.</i><p><b>Battle of the Sexes</b> This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors<p>Emma StoneandSteve Carellas Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, is most involving when it deals not with sports or …

Justin Chang

5 can't-miss strategies to keep your fitness goals on track this holiday season

If there's any time for excuses, it's during the holidays when sweaters come out, socializing heats up and the overindulging begins.<p>With so much to do, it can be hard to imagine a way to squeeze in the American College of Sports Medicine's recommended fitness guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate …

American College of Sports Medicine

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

Lighthouses

How Money Became the Measure of Everything

Two centuries ago, America pioneered a way of thinking that puts human well-being in economic terms.<p>Money and markets have been around for thousands of years. Yet as central as currency has been to so many civilizations, people in societies as different as ancient Greece, imperial China, medieval …

Income Inequality

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Opinion: Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality has been a pointless nightmare.

The banner atop the Google Careers portal caught my eye back when I was one of 3 million hungry applicants: "Do Cool Things That Matter." It speaks at once of the tech industry's casual hipness and its passionate purpose. It spoke to me.<p>But while it probably describes some jobs at Google, it hardly …

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I’ve been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I’ve seen any area of technology take off in terms of new company (or project) formation.<p>It wasn’t too long ago that founders …

Blockchain

Wine Country wildfires: Huddled in pool amid blaze, wife dies in husband’s arms

As fire raged all around them and smoke choked their lungs, Carmen and Armando Berriz had no choice but to cling to one another while immersed in a swimming pool behind their rented house on the north edge of Santa Rosa.<p>They held on through the long hours of the night, until the flames that had …

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11 Ways to Decorate with Outdoor String Lights

Light up your yard any time of year—these dreamy ways with string lights add instant ambience<p>There's the age-old adage that candlelight is the most flattering lighting for a party, but one could argue that string lights work just as well — and not to mention, it is safer in the long run!<p>String …

This infographic lists all the cognitive biases humans experience

The human brain is capable of incredible things, but it's also extremely flawed at times.<p>Science has shown that we tend to make all sorts of mental mistakes, called "cognitive biases", that can affect both our thinking and actions. These biases can lead to us extrapolating information from the …

Psychology

‘We have never lived together. Is that so strange?’: the married couples who live apart

They’ve been married for 25 years, and raised twins – but have never lived in the same house. Is this the secret to long-term happiness?<p>‘Goodnight, honey,” I say. “Goodnight, sweetheart,” my husband says. I turn over to go to sleep. He turns to the door to catch the train home.<p>That has been my …

Relationships

How unmarried Americans are changing everything

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't long ago that being single after a certain age was considered a recipe for lifelong misery. Up until 1970, the average woman married before she was legally old enough to have a drink at her wedding, and the average man married at 23. A woman still single at the ripe old age of 26 …

Demographics

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

United Airlines

San Francisco lightning storm in pictures and video

Flash, bam, alakazam<p>A rare treat lit up the sky Monday night when, after a day of searing temperatures, a storm hit San Francisco replete with thunder and lightning. For a city that rarely sees a blip or bolt during rainy season, it was a sight to behold.<p>The National Weather Service reports the Bay …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

Horror Movies

More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2016 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring …

Journalism

7 of the Best Arizona Resorts for Luxury Travelers

Hiking by day, outdoor soaking tubs by night.<p>Arizona is home to the incomparable Grand Canyon, plus more than half a dozen other national forests, …

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Organic Chemistry

9 in-demand skills to add to your resume (and where to learn them)

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

I Left SF for the Peninsula, and I Don’t Miss It – The Bold Italic

“Why do you live in the middle of nowhere,” you ask? Here’s why.<p>The query left me momentarily speechless. Not only do I <i>not</i> live in the middle of …

San Francisco's most popular delivered cuisine per neighborhood, according to Yelp

When it comes to ordering takeout, the classics may come to mind but depending on what San Francisco neighborhood you live in, the cuisine favored by your community may surprise you.<p>Yelp Eat24 compiled data that shows the most popular delivery cuisine in each San Francisco neighborhood, and the …

Modern Gray Kitchen Cabinets Beat Monotony With Style

Gray is not the most exciting color. In fact, it’s very bland, boring and monotonous, often being associated with the coldness and roughness of …

Interior Design

The Best Home Decor Stores in the Country

From Los Angeles to Dallas, Portland to New York City, these are the best places to find home decor<p>In our era of Amazon Prime, overnight shipping, and "shop the look," it's often tempting to forgo in-person shopping for e-commerce browsing. But there's a certain sense of discovery that comes from …