Steven Hatch

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Mistakes you're making buying, ordering, and drinking tequila — and how to do it the Mexican way

Tequila gets a bad rep. The spirit is too often shot on a sticky dance floor at the end of the night — and it's rarely a refined affair.<p>While many bars now boast artisan gin menus, high-end vodkas, and a decent selection of spiced rums, the evolution of tequila outside of Mexico has lagged behind …

Alcohol

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself - MIT Technology Review

Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A new kind of deep-learning machine has taught …

Computer Science

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

Recently, I read a book about a man named Matthew Cowley, who was an incredible missionary and humanitarian to the people in New Zealand over 100 …

Self-improvement

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

Beyond Margaritas—6 Simple Tequila Drinks to Sip This Summer

Even though Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, that doesn't mean it's not always time for tequila. What's great about this specific spirit is that …

Tequila

Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

This subscription service lets you try coffee from around the world starting at $9 — and it's some of the best I've ever had

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Atlas Coffee Club<p>I love coffee. I'm willing to take a chance and assume that since you clicked into this post, you probably do too. I'm not …

Coffee

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

AI predicts coding mistakes before developers make them

Ubisoft, the French video game company, debuted a new artificial intelligence (AI) that proactively flags coding bugs at its recent developer …

Artificial Intelligence

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

I've been wanting to learn about the subject of machine learning for a while now. I'm familiar with some basic concepts, as well as reinforcement …

Algorithms

Whiskey Lovers, Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Cognac Instead

It’s a craft product that can be imitated, but not replicated anywhere else in the world.<p>Put that whiskey down. I’ve got something better.<p>For years, …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

7 Grammar Hacks to Elevate Your Writing and Public Speaking

Master these and you will ooze authority and confidence<p>Bad grammar can cost you an opportunity -- a speaking engagement, a referral, an interview, a job, and you might not ever know about it. You've seen that phrase, "I'm silently correcting your grammar," emblazoned on t-shirts and coffee mugs, …

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal.<p>Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

3 AI terms all business professionals need to understand

The value and utility of artificial intelligence is a hot topic today. In fact, a recent report by MIT Sloan Management Review asserts that almost 85 percent of executives believe AI “will allow their companies to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage.”<p>But there’s also a lot of confusion about …

Amazon is now worth more than 2.5 Walmarts

It was worth just two Walmarts last month.<p>Amazon, the perpetual retail boogeyman, is now worth more than two and half times its biggest brick-and-mortar counterpart, Walmart.<p>Thanks to slowing e-commerce growth this past holiday season, Walmart saw its biggest one-day drop in stock price in two …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

The Greatest Spirits Book Ever Written

More than a century ago, the British government tried to get to the bottom of what is and what is not whiskey.<p>The greatest book I know of ever …

Whiskey

This Bubbly Negroni Is the Only Valentine’s Day Cocktail You Should Care About

And it requires just three ingredients.<p>The Negroni Sbagliato is the most romantic cocktail you can make. Evidence: It is red, the color of love! It involves sparkling wine! It’s from Italy! (Have you seen <i>Call Me by Your Name</i>?) It’s a little sweet and a little bitter—like romance! And saying it out …

Vermouth

How you can train AI to convert design mockups into HTML and CSS

Currently, the largest barrier to automating front-end development is computing power. However, we can use current deep learning algorithms, along with synthesized training data, to start exploring artificial front-end automation right now.<p>In this post, we’ll teach a neural network how to code a …

We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market — this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …