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The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery store on …

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

<i>(Photo: Grady Reese)</i><p>By Bradley Stulberg<p>When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I've never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I didn't know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated …

Exercise

The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data

When he wasn’t blackmailing lords and being sued for libel, William Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the line graph.<p>A 1824 …

Attend Statistics Class Online to Grip Exclusive Learning

March 19th, 2016 Admin online statistics tutor<p>Statistics interests those who like to explore life situations on the basis of details given and their …

The Hardest Part of Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

An investor's terrifying 2014 prediction for the market is coming true right now

If you're confused and perplexed about the market we're in right now, this should bring some clarity to the situation.<p>In the third quarter of 2014, Dylan Grice, a portfolio manager at equity fund Aeris Capital, wrote a note that perfectly describes the market we're in right now.<p>Of course, back then …

Markets

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Cooking

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …

12 apps everyone should be using at work in 2016

From collaboration and project management to recruiting and email management, there are numerous cloud apps to choose from in almost every category.<p>We have some unique insight into these choices at Okta, as organizations use our service to securely connect their people to technology.<p>We recently …

Project Management

The 20 Greatest Bar Debates of All Time

These questions are pointless, but the fun will be endless

Here's what you need to know about high-yield bonds – and why they've got Wall Street freaking out

And it has got a lot of financial analysts and Wall Street big-hitters worried.<p>While that sounds terrifying, most people don't yet know what it all means.<p>To understand what's going on you have to know what a high-yield bond is, and to understand that, you have to know how yields work.<p>A bond is like …

These Are the Unofficial Cars for Each of the 50 States

If you were to take a list of the most popular cars in each state in the U.S., it’d be a pretty predictable list. The Ford F-150 would feature prominently, along with the Chevy Silverado, and of course the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.<p>But we were curious: What car is the most <i>overrepresented</i> in …

5 Spice Rubs That Make Chicken Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Because there’s so much more to life than lemon pepper<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast …

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

Google is giving “smart pills” to the world

Google is open-sourcing TensorFlow, the “secret sauce” behind features like intelligent image recognition in Google Photos or the Smart Reply feature that arrived to Inbox last week.<p>Announced today, TensorFlow is a set of free tools for machine learning applications. Or, in technical terms, “an …

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

Our 10 Best Grilling Tips—All in One Place

Grill marks. Grill marks are mysterious. No matter how hard you try to stoke the fire, sometimes that steak just won't get those crosshatches of charred glory. Or maybe you can't get the charcoal to light in the first place.<p>We've all been there—some of us more often than others. But there's just …

New ways to get the Excel business analytics features you need

Recently, we told you about the exciting new features and improvements in Excel 2016 that expand the business analytics capabilities available to you …

Analytics

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How to Make the World’s Best Taco

We went to Mexico in search of the ultimate taco. We found it—and brought the instructions for making it back to you<p>My heart is racing. My hands are shaking.<p>I’ve been throwing back multiple beers 2 miles above sea level in a tiny cantina in Mexico City, so that probably has something to do with it. …

40 Hyper Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Aren’t Photographs

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures and sculptures, …

34 Hyperrealistic Paintings You'll Swear Are Photographs

As you scroll through these 34 exquisite hyperrealistic paintings, something strange will happen. You'll start doubting your eyes, then your brain, …

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …

6 Amazing Math Games | My Little Poppies

<b>6 Amazing Math Games</b><p>I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always on the hunt for creative and fun math resources. Our family <i>loves</i> to play games, and …

New math hurts case for old unlimited data plans

<b>Q. Now that AT&T and Verizon have redone their wireless pricing, does it still make sense to hang on to their old, unlimited plans?</b><p>A. Perhaps not--unless you don’t need tethering yet still use an enormous amount of data otherwise.<p>That’s because the new rates at AT&T and Verizon provide more data …

Calculus on Computational Graphs: Backpropagation

Backpropagation is the key algorithm that makes training deep models computationally tractable. For modern neural networks, it can make training with …

Deep Learning