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Aspiring Data Scientists! Start to learn Statistics with these 6 books!

<b>Statistics is difficult.</b> Of course it is, as mostly that’s the actual science part in data science. But it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t learn it by …

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Personal Data

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Special Edition: Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p><b>I usually only post this feature once each week. However, I forgot to include some resources a couple of</b> …

How to become an internet entrepreneur in midlife

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the America’s Entrepreneurs Special Report.<p>You’ve read the headlines that …

From Mood to Mental Clarity, 7 Proven Ashwagandha Benefits

McKelvey explains that ashwagandha improves the ability to cope with stress and reduces anxiety and depression. "Ashwagandha helps normalize the …

Wellness

Try This: Soothing Guided Meditation That Is Not Very White, Very Male, and Very British

It always starts innocently enough: The Sunday Scaries send you into a panic over some lingering work email. Before you know it, it’s three in the morning and the crippling self-doubt <i>(maybe the reason I can’t sustain a connection with other humans is me!)</i> is quashing any chance of sleep. In moments …

Meditation

A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. classrooms

Silicon Valley is determined to improve education by infusing it with technology. Its latest example is Kiddom, whose personalized learning software …

3 Yoga Poses That Are Perfect Right After a Run

You know yoga is crucial to keeping your body balanced as your mileage increases, but have you considered how to make yoga an integral part of your …

Resilience Is A Mindset Of Awareness And Practice

History is filled with stories of tragedy, upheaval and immense challenges. In Viktor E. Frankel’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” he recounts his experience in a Nazi concentration camp and how he managed to wake up each consecutive day in the face of unending cruelty and deprivation. …

Mindfulness

10 Yoga Poses For Morning & Night That'll Help You Set Intentions & Actually Stay True To Them

As a yoga teacher, I almost always ask my students to set an intention at the beginning of their practice: a simple thought or mantra to return to …

So-Cal Climbs: 12 Best Hikes In San Diego

Though San Diego is undoubtedly more famous for its surf, sand, and tacos, it also features some truly stellar outdoor venues that don’t require you …

Hiking

Want To Learn A New Language? This Record-Breaking App Is Here To Help

Imagine if you could become fluent in any language, even think in a new language, faster than ever before?<p>Gabriel Wyner invented a whole new way of learning foreign languages. He reached fluency in French in five months. Russian took him 10 months. Today, he speaks a total of six languages …

Language Learning

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

Voting on Padlet Notes

Last week Padlet, one of my all-time favorite ed tech tools, added a new feature for voting on notes added to a wall. This new feature is called …

Research report: 5 powerful rituals that will make you resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

15 Great Ways to Volunteer in L.A. For Fall 2017

With the holidays around the corner, now is an especially good time to spend some time helping out your fellow Angelenos, both children and adults, …

New documentary is a magic portal into a weird and wonderful library

<b>The Hermetic Philosophy</b><p>There is an underground current of thought beneath Western culture, running quietly like a vein of quicksilver: The Hermetic …

Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga

Perhaps I'm biased since it's the one form of fitness I've ever unconditionally loved, but it always bums me out when people dismiss yoga for being "too easy." (Have you tried Bikram?) Or that it isn't good cardio. (Let's revisit that after we go to the heart-pounding vinyasa class.) One of the …

Yoga

“Apps 4 EFL” Looks Like An Excellent Site For English Language Learners & Their Teachers

Thanks to Nik Peachey, I just learned about an excellent free site called Apps 4 EFL.<p>The site has a huge variety of ready-to-use interactives and …

A 10-Minute Yoga Routine That Will Help You Feel Less Stressed

Summer always seems a little less stressful—there's frosé, beach time, and lots of vacations to plan and enjoy. Then BAM, Labor Day weekend hits and …

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

Books

Perform an Earth Meditation Ritual

Try this simple meditation to help you attune to the element of Earth. Meditation works on the simple principle that the human mind is made up of …

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

Tutorials

Architecture Brand Development by Buenaventura Estudio

Graphic Design and brand development by Buenaventura estudio for architect Pedro Salmerón.Pedro Salmerón is an architect specializing in historical …

There's More Than Enough Time, When You Use the Time You Have | Inc.com

Have you ever been so busy that you struggled to notice the needs of those around you? Even those most dear to you?<p>Even worse than being over-busy is being distracted by things with little or no value -- like mindlessly surfing the web when your child wants to play.<p>Without question, there are …

Self-improvement

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

38 Sacred Symbols of Hinduism

01<p>of 38<p>Om or Aum<p><b>Om</b>, or <b>Aum</b>, is the root mantra and primal sound from which all creation issues forth. It is associated with Lord Ganesha. Its three …