personal development and self awareness

Cancer Centers Can Add Basic Sleep Education Class to Cure Insomnia (Without a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist)

by koku_jin
Affecting as many as 30% of cancer survivors, chronic insomnia can be effectively treated with intensive cognitive-behavioral techniques, but such methods are time-consuming, costly, and limited by the availability of trained specialists. In a study published by the journal Cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can cure insomnia in many participants, and that those who don’t benefit from this approach are often helped by a more extensive, but still modest, three-session program. The findings are based on a trial of this “stepped care” approach involving 51 cancer survivors with moderate to […]

Recipes for Performance Testing Single Page Applications in WebPageTest

by koku_jin
WebPageTest is an online tool and an Open Source project to help developers audit the performance of their websites. As a Web Performance Evangelist at Theodo, I use it every single day. I am constantly amazed at what it offers to the web development community at large and the web performance folks particularly — for free. But things can get difficult pretty quickly when dealing with Single Page Applications — usually written with React, Vue, Svelte or any other front-end framework. How can you get through a log in page? How can you test the performance of your users’ flow, […]

Early Blue Jackets’ Roller Coaster Ride Forthcoming

by koku_jin
The Columbus Blue Jackets finally found their first win of the season on Monday night. It took them overtime to get it. After giving up a late power play goal in the third period, the Blue Jackets kept it together and pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. That was a much needed win for many reasons. How demoralizing would it have been had the Blue Jackets lost this game after the way they lost their first two? They dominated the game from a shots and scoring chances perspective yet couldn’t close the game out in the first […]

How DST-backed agritech incubator Indigram Labs is ushering in a new green revolution

by koku_jin
It is a great time to be an agri-business in India. Although we’ve traditionally been an agrarian economy, with nearly two-thirds of the country’s population earning its livelihood on farms, there is a renewed focus on the sector lately.  Not only is the government more pro-active in doling out schemes and incentives for farmers, private funding has also gone up now. As a result, a host of agri companies have mushroomed in the last 24-36 months. They are using new-age technologies to improve crop output, better farm management, increase farmer incomes, eliminate pesky middlemen, and drive efficiencies in the entire […]

This Machine Learning Algorithm is Meta

by koku_jin
Suppose you ran a website releasing many articles per day about various topics, all following a general theme. And suppose that your website allowed for a comments section for discussion on those topics. Unless you are brand new to the Internet, you’ll also imagine that the comments section needs at least a little bit of moderation to filter out spam, off topic, or even toxic comments. If you don’t want to employ any people for this task, you could try this machine learning algorithm instead. [Ladvien] goes through a general overview of how to set up a convolutional neural network […]

Crypto’s Favorite Playboy Is Getting His Own Reality Series

by koku_jin
Jeremy Gardner is no stranger to the limelight. The 27-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire has often basked in the attention of mainstream and crypto-specific media alike. This is, in no small part, a consequence of a personality that blends music festival bohemianism (think healing crystals and Rastafarian appropriation) with Silicon Valley VC opulence. The end result is a cocktail of traits that, to outside critics, emblemizes the absurdity of the overnight riches crypto has bestowed on its earliest acolytes. Yes, Gardner is no stranger to paparazzi and journalists bent on presenting the crypto industry as a cesspit of decadence. Which is good […]

The Secret of Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

by koku_jin
“Together with intelligence, self-control turns out to be the best predictor of a successful and satisfying life.” – Steven Pinker “You frequently mention “setting limits” and I am wondering if you can elaborate. I feel like I am not good at setting limits and my children probably feel like I am unpredictable with what I allow and what sets me off.” — Aurora What does Aurora’s question about setting limits have to do with cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s opinion on self-control? Our children learn self-control from the limits we set. But — and this is critical — only if we […]

Top 15 Strength Training Youtube Channels To Follow in 2019

by koku_jin
Top 15 Strength Training Youtube Channels Strength Training Youtube Channels List. The Best Strength Training Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these youtubers because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their audience with frequent updates and high-quality videos. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and consistency of videos Youtube search ranking Feedspot editorial team’ objective and subjective review Submit Your Channel SUBMIT CHANNEL Contents [show]  1 Strength Training Youtube Channels 1.1 Elliott Hulse’s Strength Camp 1.2 Alan Thrall 1.3 […]

‘Peaky Blinders’ season 5 episode 3 review – Tommy finds a new enemy: fascism

by koku_jin
Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in ‘Peaky Blinders’ | Series Five (BBC One) So far in Peaky Blinders, the Shelbys’ wars with rivals have been motivated by avarice or revenge, but it seems Tommy (Cillian Murphy) has found a loftier goal in season 5: suppressing the scourge of fascism. This isn’t to say that avarice and revenge don’t play a part too – new villain Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) having ties with the belligerent Billy Boys in Scotland – but there are other ways Tommy could get to the gang, so we have to assume that in facing the fascist leader […]

Burnout

by koku_jin
Burnout SUCKS. It hit me pretty hard last year, and I thought some readers might appreciate hearing how it affected me, and how I eventually got out of my rut and back to normal. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment. Around the middle of last year, right after tying up a couple of big projects I noticed I was in a rut. I didn’t have my normal motivation or energy levels, and getting stuff done was a real challenge. Living in Argentina, it was winter time, which meant shorter days and less sunlight. For the […]