Don't fool yourself into thinking that just because you're "putting yourself out there" by online dating that it means you should neglect the potential for meeting someone in person the "old-fashioned way."
For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year.
Armstrong points out some of the worst to suffer are the thousands of children who have lost one or both parents to domestic violence. Even worse, many have witnessed the violent deaths of one or both of their parents. Left orphaned, many end up in the custody of the state and in foster homes.
With the start of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community must take a close look at what it will take to meet the ambitious set of targets.
The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.
More than 140 heads of state and leaders gathered at the beginning of this week in Paris for COP21. Their challenge is to agree on a new climate accor...
What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.
The addiction takes over at exactly 9:30 A.M. on business days. I hold my breath to see what phases the stock market. Could Pfizer skyrocket over 50 percent because of news for a groundbreaking cancer drug? Could McDonald's dip 50 percent because of higher than expected trans fat in Big Macs?
More than a century ago, Mark Twain said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." It's a great quote that is more true than ever. As I wrote in Too Big to Ignore, in an era of Big Data, there is tremendous opportunity and arguably more incentive to create, ignore, and pervert information.
Future reports (and their press releases!) must be more nuanced than meat/sunlight/fresh air causes cancer. Policymakers and, by extension, their constituents, need to be able to trust the WHO as the best source of information available.
Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.
The horror stories from the winners - involving mob hits, cyanide poisoning, bankruptcy, divorce - made it seem like a public service to steal the tickets from everyone buying one.
The ludicrous amount of coverage of a basically uninterpretable experiment suggests a surprising amount of interest in the basis of sexuality, and I am even more irritated by this than I am by poor use of statistical analyses.
False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.
Lately, I've been hearing one phrase abused repeatedly, and it's worth a moment's reflection to consider its true meaning. That phrase is "small sample size." I hear this phrase in every broadcast, every hour, before every hard stop for a commercial break.
For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that was really good at finding the deep insights from data and who could write a bit of code in a few languages. Then, a few months ago I started taking some workshops at one of the hot new "trade schools" that teach code, analytics, marketing, UX and more.