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9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey

We can learn a trick or two from three of the world's most successful business icons.<p>We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a …

Oprah Winfrey

The 21 Best Budget Travel Destinations For 2017

From the Philippines to Georgia, this year’s list of best budget travel destinations features exotic ideas from some of the world’s experts in travel. While some of these countries made the cut thanks to fluctuating currencies (Australia, we’re looking at you), others like Kyrgyzstan are more …

The Experience of Being a High-Performing Data Scientist

<i>Guest blog by James Kobielus. James is IBM's Big Data Evangelist. He is an industry veteran who spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in big</i> …

Gradient Boosting explained by Alex Rogozhnikov

Gradient boosting (GB) is a machine learning algorithm developed in the late '90s that is still very popular. It produces state-of-the-art results …

18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as picturesque — and probably way less crowded, too.

How to use sentiment analysis and data mining for your personal brand

As Jeff Bezos says:<p>Branding is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.<p>So let’s imagine you’ve left that room… <b>what do you think is the</b> …

4 reasons data scientists are falling in love with bots

Companies have invested over $4 billion to create bots and analyze the resulting data, which is now being generated by millions of users around the globe. Far from being a specialized subset, bot data contains all of the hallmarks of user behavior data that’s been collected since the dawn of the …

5 Actionable Google Analytics Reports to Improve Your Marketing Today

This isn’t a 101-style post.It’s assuming you’ve got the basics down.You’ve got a simple analytics framework down. You’ve got Goals or Events set-up …

How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning

When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?”<p>Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API and answered me in less than two seconds: “There’s no rain in the forecast for today.”<p>In the not-too-distant past, this kind of …

Artificial Intelligence

Building a data science portfolio: Machine learning project

<i>This is the third in a series of posts on how to build a Data Science Portfolio. If you like this and want to know when the next post in the series</i> …

8 Tactics to Combat Imbalanced Classes in Your Machine Learning Dataset

Has this happened to you?You are working on your dataset. You create a classification model and get 90% accuracy immediately. “Fantastic” you think. …

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.<p>Imagine almost any situation where two or …

Machine Learning for Marketing: Cheat Sheet

Having published a handy primer for marketers called “<i>Understand Data Science Basics for Marketing</i>” (clients enjoy here) as a cross to the thunderous …

Machine Learning

How Technology Is Transforming The Healthcare Industry

Could smartphone apps help improve our health and avoid germ-ridden waiting rooms?<p>An unprecedented speed of technological change has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. We can book a table in a restaurant, hail a cab or even rent an apartment on the other side of the world at the click of …

Digital Health

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Health Data Convergence

We hear a lot about the desire to take advantage of Big Data. In healthcare, there are four sources of data that can make healthcare more personal …

Data Scientists…futureproof yourselves!

You know who you are. You’re a Data Scientist.<p>In interview rooms across the world, fat cat executives are pushing contracts under your noses with …

How Data Science Helps Marketing

Data science is rapidly changing marketing. Specifically, contextual marketing is on the rise. Contextual marketing differs from traditional …

Booz Allen Hamilton Builds Data Scientists From Scratch

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. prides itself on being able to bring cutting edge technology and talent to its clients. The century-old management and …

Bayesian Optimization of Machine Learning Models

Many predictive and machine learning models have structural or <i>tuning</i> parameters that cannot be directly estimated from the data. For example, when …

The Most Important Job of the Product Owner

Should a Product Manager also do UX? Sure! But they must ensure they do the most critical element of their own job first.<p>Numerous articles have been …

Bayesian models in R (Code + examples)

<b>Introduction</b><p>In statistics, making decisions always involves some amount of uncertainties. This could be due to the unknown parameters or quantities. …

Data Science

An Ivy League professor explains chaos theory, the prisoner's dilemma, and why math isn't really boring

<i>Math is a cool way for us to understand the world we live in. And to that end</i> <i>Business Insider recently spoke with Steven Strogatz</i><i>, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.</i><p><i>Strogatz specializes in areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and he is the</i> …

The Immutability of Math and How Almost Everything Else Will Pass

<i>TL;DR: Right now, there’s a cultural push to untie the historical link between advanced math and programming that could partially deter engineers from entering the field. But those who have a strong foundation in math will have the best jobs of the future. Let’s stop separating math from</i> …

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

Enabling Community and Patient-Centred Care Using Predictive Analytics

There’s a lot of talk about Big Data in healthcare right now but for me the value of Big Data is not in the size of the data at all, the real value …

These Healthcare Data Companies Earn Millions by Making Employees Healthier, Saving Their Employers Boatloads of Money

12 min read<p>She may have told only her partner and her parents, but data collected by Castlight Health could predict a female employee's pregnancy before she has announced the news to her co-workers.<p>The San Francisco-based company will make this determination by looking at a woman’s age, the ZIP …

Digital Health

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier

Sometimes the tiniest habits make the biggest difference.<p>Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us …

Happiness

A Networking Trick You'll Like Even if You Hate Networking

It may be counterintuitive, but it's highly productive.<p>Research suggests that up to 80% of jobs are found through networking.<p>Stop and actually consider that statistic: as many as 8 out of 10 people find jobs by networking (not cold emailing their resume).<p>Jobs aren't the only things found, either - …

Networking