L Almanza

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How To Retire At 62 With A Measly Million

Retirees need to plan their cash flows and build a steady portfolio with reasonable expectations. It is heartbreaking to hear from retirees who say …

investment

What is a Net Promoter Score (NPS)? A simple metric to gauge customer loyalty

Developed by Fred Reichheld at Bain & Company, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty metric that measures customer satisfaction using an …

Customer Experience

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

A Week In Philadelphia, PA, On A $65,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

favoritemurder

Investing for Passive Income: 5 Steps for Living Off Dividends Forever

How do you know that you are earning enough income to ensure that you can retire? I’m not even considering how to retire early. How do you know that …

Investing

This Technique Will Forever Change How You Write

A proven strategy for effectively organizing your thoughts and coherently structuring your ideas such that nobody will ever again misunderstand your …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

How To Ensure The Success Of a DIY Paver Patio Project

The patio is not something you replace or even repair often in most cases. It’s usually a sturdy and durable structure which, once built, can last …

Landscaping

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

What Can I Do With Python?

You’ve done it: you’ve finished a course or finally made it to the end of a book that teaches you the basics of programming with Python. You’ve …

Python Programming

The Complete History Of Fighting & Combat Knives

In all likelihood, the knife is humanity’s oldest tool – or at least some version of a handheld cutting device is. But it isn’t just old, it’s also …

Knives

Pickled Garlic Cloves

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013<p>Pickled garlic? You bet! This simple pickled garlic clove recipe is made by adding whole peeled garlic …

Food

How to Create a Fillable Form in Word for Windows

You can create a fillable form document in almost any version of Microsoft Office Word, for free. The exceptions are Word Online (Word 365) and the …

Tutorials

How language shapes our perception of reality

The many subtle differences across languages might actually change the way we experience the world.<p>Does an English speaker perceive reality differently from say, a Swahili speaker? Does language shape our thoughts and change the way we think? Maybe.<p>The idea that the words, grammar, and metaphors we …

Language

Storytelling With Data: How To Communicate Visually And Effectively

While we all know that data is key to telling an impactful story, few understand how to use these points to spin meaningful tales that will resonate …

Data Visualization

20 Easy DIY Trellis Ideas To Add Charm and Functionality To Your Garden – Page 5

9. DIY Obelisk Garden Trellis<p>These standalone trellises are gorgeous and perfect for supporting those huge sunflowers. Imagine seeing these beauties …

Landscaping

How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …

strengthsandweaknesses

Time Series Deep Learning, Part 2: Predicting Sunspot Frequency with Keras LSTM In R

One of the ways <b>Deep Learning can be used in business</b> is to improve the accuracy of time series forecasts (prediction). We recently showed how a Long …

Deep Learning

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

Programming

Four Simple Steps To Get Your Organization Started With Data Science

Our company leads corporate trainings in Python and data science for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. What we’ve noticed lately is that many of them want to use data science to advance their businesses. They recognize the need to stay competitive and make use of their …

Data Science

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

Home Improvement

Be A Monster Truck, Not A Unicorn

Attaining unicorn status continues to be one of the main obsessions in Silicon Valley. The irony is that multi-billion-dollar valuations seem to be, well, almost humdrum nowadays.<p>Yet the focus on becoming a unicorn may distort things. It may even stunt the prospects of a company. As the Notorious …

Venture Capital

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Amazing Explanation for the Eucharist

If the truth of the Eucharist has ever seemed strange to you, that’s because it should.St. Paul said, “We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed …

Theology

'The Avengers' Reimagined As An All Female Cast Is Awesome

Thanks to the wonders of technology (specifically a little tool called Faceapp) you can now turn anyone into a Marvel Avenger.<p>The app uses a complex …

Comics

Finding a Financial Advisor Who Puts You First

By<p>June 16, 2018<p>Reliable, conflict-free advice. That’s what you usually want when you hire a skilled pro to help build and manage your financial …

Retirement

The Dutch Baby Is the Little Black Dress of Breakfast Parties

Meet the Dutch baby, your new breakfast obsession. It’s essentially a big, sharable popover and easily skews sweet or savory. You can eat it for …

American Airlines Agrees to Pay $45 Million to Settle Fare Collusion Lawsuit

American Airlines Group Inc. agreed to pay $45 million to end a consumer antitrust lawsuit that accused it and three other major U.S. airlines of …

Love of science can be a “foretaste” of divine love, says Pope Francis

"Just as we should never think we know everything, we should never fear trying to learn more."<p>The work of scientists must be “moved by love” for the …

A Wildly Popular Japanese Chain Brings Custard-Filled Cream Puffs to Frisco

Beard Papa’s, a massive Japanese chain known for its cream puffs and other sweet pastries, will open its first DFW location in Frisco.<p>A Facebook page created for the outpost at 9292 Warren Parkway announces that it will open in the Frisco Ranch development in the coming months. That forthcoming …

This Analyst Uses 80s Rock Classics to Write About Oil Stocks

Over in the securities industry, analysts are trying anything they can to stand out from the crowd.<p>Take Laban Yu of Jefferies Group LLC in Hong Kong, …

Stanford Researchers Trained a Neural Network to Make These Memes

The model was trained on hundreds of memes in the “advice animal” style of text and image then tasked with producing its own captions.<p>Artificial intelligence can do some remarkable things, from driving cars to improving breast cancer diagnosis. And now it can make memes.<p>Abel Peirson and Meltem …

Machine Learning