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Learning to Train Your "Gut Feeling" With Data

Learning to Train Your “Gut Feeling” With Data

Beethoven is one of the most well-known musicians in history. His name has become synonymous with classical music, and we have all heard one of his songs though perhaps we didn’t know it.  What may surprise you is that Beethoven started going deaf when he was 30 years old. By the time he was 45, …

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"It's Basic Statistics" or Why We Fear Unlikely Possibilities

“It’s Basic Statistics” or Why We Fear Unlikely Possibilities

I was recently engrossed in a conversation (close to the argument) with someone about COVID-19 vaccines. Specifically, we were talking about the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been linked to blood clots. To the other person, the blood clots were extremely worrying and showed that these vaccines were rushed. I thought these side effects were expected, …

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Three Lessons from the Vatican’s Miracle Hunting Team

Three Lessons from the Vatican’s Miracle Hunting Team

Becoming a Saint in the Catholic church isn’t as easy you might think. There are strict criteria that need to be met before someone is officially given this title. It’s one of the most important honors a person can receive but not one that is given lightly as we saw with Pope John Paul II. …

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On Building for the Long Term

On Building for the Long Term

Elif Shafak, the Turkish writer, talks about the three types of temples built by humankind: “those that aspire to reach out to the skies, those that wished to bring the skies closer down to the ground and those that did both.” St. Peters Basilica is one of the rare buildings that did both. Pope Julius …

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