Challenge Yourself for 30 Days: Learn & Share

I recently watched Matt Cutts' TED talk entitled "Try something new for 30 days". I've included it below so you can watch it (It's 3:27 long): [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNP03fDSj1U&t=1s[/embed] There are four months with 30 days. Perfect time for a 30-day challenge every couple months. Or if you find you're coming up on a 31-day month and want to participate, step up…

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The Einstellung Effect is Limiting Your Life

Einste-what? The Einstellung (EIN-shtell-loong) effect is the tendency to stick with a previous solution rather than choose a superior present option. It's a German word with numerous meanings in English, some of which include approach, alignment, abatement, and setting. The idea is that you stop thinking of alternatives because of a previously established mindset (or "alignment"). One particular translation stands…

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Remember Monopoly? The 4 fundamental lessons we forget.

I was originally introduced to the origins of Monopoly as being created to teach families about money management. But after reading an article about its supposed true origins, it seems the sentiment of its creator was that monopolies were bad and everyone should be rewarded by creating wealth, rather than creating monopolies and crushing opponents. According to this article, two…

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Type III Errors: The right answer to the wrong question

Fair warning: I'm going to take a less-than-scientific approach to Type III errors, so if you came here to learn how to avoid or control these types of errors in your experiment or analysis, it's probably best to go back to Google. That being said, I'm still going to define the types of errors: Type I Error: a false positive;…

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Self-Confidence Insurance: Protection for our digital identity

There are plenty of reasons that social media makes us more confident. We bring together so many aspects of our lives to create our digital-selves, how can we not attach ourselves to that person? It's putting your best foot forward. For many though, it's more like the hokey-pokey. Stay with me on this one. You put yourself out there, you…

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