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The Complete Beginner's Guide To Big Data Everyone Can Understand

Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to evolve and to be reconsidered, as it remains the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data …

Big Data

Interview Questions You Should Know By Heart

I get so nervous before job interviews — sweaty palms, dry mouth, butterflies in my stomach. It’s really not fun. But once I’m sitting down with the …

Playing online video games associated with higher grades, study finds: Teitel | The Star

This week, the United States Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, tweeted a grave warning to anyone in Southeast Asia who happened to be playing a …

Status and race in the Stanford rape case: Why Brock Turner's mug shot matters

The story of a star athlete at an elite American university who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster has been everywhere this …

How TerrenceM’s amazing Dreamhack Hearthstone run was marred by Twitch chat racism

Photo of Terrence Miller via DreamHack's official flickr.<p>Terrence Miller isn’t a big name in the world of professional Hearthstone yet, but after an …

Developers and critics confront sexism in video games at Ottawa conference

With video game designers and developers from around the world in Ottawa this week for a conference, one critic and analyst wants them to take a …

How an 18 Year Old Video Game and a Transgender Character Just Reignited Gamer Gate

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Think Pieces | April 5, 2016 |<p>By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Think Pieces | April 5, 2016 |<p>In the late nineties, a wee company …

Gamergate

This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

3D printers have been set for big things for a long time. But as rapid as their recent boost in popularity has been, they’re pretty clunky machines …

3D Printing

The Best Bodyweight Leg Workout Ever

Best Leg WorkoutYou’ll be amazed you could get such results without weights.

Workouts

The 30 best shoulders exercises of all time

You need to hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional …

Muscle

Nine Toronto apps to make your life easier

In Toronto, it’s suddenly possible to complete any mind-numbing chore with the swipe or tap of a finger. Whether the party has run out of booze, the …

Apps

Fay Wells: My white neighbour thought I was breaking into my own apartment in Santa Monica. Nineteen cops showed up

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the …

Crime

Smite, sexism and the soul of esports | Polygon

One player said he didn't want her coaching advice, because she's a woman.<p>"A lot of coaching is knowing how to handle players."<p>"She went from being our coach to being our friend."<p>"There's a lot of disrespect toward women."<p>"They run into a more hostile environment than they should."<p>"They try to hurt …

Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological effects of long-term spaceflight. The women, ages 22 to 34, are trying out for a Russian Moon mission …

Space Exploration

10 Soulmate Quotes You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before

Calling all the hopeless romantics💞<p>There are the tried-and-true quotes about soulmates that you've pinned on Pinterest, heard during wedding ceremonies and read in greeting cards again and again and again.<p>So we thought it was high time to freshen things up a bit. Below we've rounded up 10 …

League of Legends' latest attempt to rehabilitate jerks is a narcissism test

<i>League of Legends</i>' newest effort to manage its famously rancid player community includes a test for narcissistic behavior, reports Vice Motherboard.<p>Earlier this week players whose summoner names were flagged as inappropriate noticed they had to complete a new — and lengthy — process for creating a …

Racism linked to mortality for both blacks and whites in U.S.

(Reuters Health) - In U.S. communities with high levels of racial prejudice, both blacks and whites may have worse survival odds than people who live in more tolerant places, a study suggests.<p>Researchers examined U.S. survey data on racial attitudes from 1993 to 2002 and linked the responses to …

Biomedicine

Fat-Shaming Comedian Is Not Backing Down About That YouTube Video

<b>Update:</b> The YouTube channel belonging to Nicole Arbour has been restored after several days of heated back-and-forth regarding the comedian's "fat …

Toys aimed at girls 'steering women away from science careers'

Leading physicist Dame Athene Donald says toys aimed at girls emphasise passivity, and that early influences affect academic choices<p>Toys aimed at young girls are steering them away from science and engineering before they even reach school age, according to a leading British researcher.<p>Dame Athene …

10 At-home Workouts to Build Muscle in Under 20 Minutes

You put in long hours at work, or maybe even work overnight shifts. You’re tight on money. You want to spend downtime with friends. A hurricane or …

Public (School) Enemy Number One: How Structural Racism Undermines New Orleans Public Education

Let there be no mistake. Public enemy number one in New Orleans' public schools is structural racism.<p>Despite the various narratives of progress, black and brown kids across our city--almost regardless of school, age, neighborhood, or income--are punished, threatened, failing, and producing …

How To Navigate The Horrifying Dystopia That Is Target's New Genderless Toy Section

As you've surely heard by now, either via news reports or your homophobic aunt ranting on Facebook about how this is yet another sign of the end times, Target has announced they are no longer labeling their store toy aisles by gender. No more pink section marked "girls." No more blue section marked …

VIDEO: Black Man Pulled Over By White Cop for 'Making Direct Eye Contact'

An Ohio-based viewer of The David Pakman Show contacted me recently making me aware of a video uploaded to Facebook by a man named John Felton. Both John and our viewer live in the Dayton, Ohio area. The video, uploaded by Mr. Felton, a black man, shows him being pulled over by a white police …

Crime

As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

The top games on mobile in 2015 are the same games that were at the top of the charts in 2012 — and that incessant domination of just a handful of apps is starting to take its toll on the audience.<p>Gamers spent less time playing on mobile in 2015 than they did in 2014, according to Yahoo’s analytics …

Psychologists at odds over effects of video game violence

For almost as long as there have been video games, there has been concern over video game violence. And for decades psychologists have tried to …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

Books

American Psychological Association affirms link between violent games and aggression

Playing violent video games is linked to increases in aggression and decreases in sensitivity to aggression, according to a review by the American Psychological Association (APA) of recent research. The review indicated that there is "insufficient evidence" about whether playing violent video games …

Rand Paul: Income Inequality Comes From 'Some People Working Harder' Than Others

"We all end up working for people who are more successful than us," the presidential hopeful said.<p>Asked if his flat tax plan would further separate the haves from the have-nots, GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Sunday that income inequality is the result of some Americans working …

Forget the Shirley Temple: Mocktails are complex, delicious and all the rage

I love to visit bars for the atmosphere, the feeling of being taken care of and, of course, to order the sort of drink I wouldn't mix at home.<p>Recently, however, I found myself sitting on a stool in the Toronto cocktail bar Civil Liberties with a bout of party-induced gastritis. With more than a …

Why Feminist Frequency Is Dead Wrong About 'The Witcher 3' [Updated]

Confirmation bias is dangerous. When you’re always looking for evidence of something, you begin to see it even where no evidence exists. Perhaps especially when no evidence exists.<p>Take the recent tweets of the Feminist Frequency duo—Jonathan McIntosh and Anita Sarkeesian—regarding the recently …

Feminism