Using Pandas, Numpy, Seaborn, and Simple Linear Regression

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Fitness Tracker Boom

“The Global Fitness Trackers Market size was valued at $17,907 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $62,128 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 19.6% during the forecast period” -Loomba

There’s little doubt that the demand for fitness wearables in the world is increasing, but do you need one? This technology is anything but cheap, with some products coming in at around $400 USD. These products track numerous things, many of which are of great benefit to the average fitness enthusiast. …

Take all the clutter out of it.

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Why we all need a planner

I remember the first time I was introduced to the planner world. I was a freshman in college and had no idea where to start. Do I get the academic planner the school provided? Do I really actually need one to stay organized? To make matters worse, it seemed as though no matter who I talked to they all had the most expensive stylish Passion Planner on the market (and believe me that price tag was not going to cut it).

So, I decided to try and create my own daily planner with a recycled notebook from Barnes and Noble…

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

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Lately, I have been wondering what it is about our world today that encourages individuals to take the shortest route possible regardless of their destination. Is there an issue with the journey that makes it unbearable, or have our goals become so grandiose that attainment has become imperative? At first glance, one may be inclined to believe that the answer is self-evident. The reason we take the shortest route is to reach…

“IBM has recently estimated that we generate 1.5 quintillion bytes of information each day… if you printed it out it would fill a bookcase that stretched along the equator and stood up a mile high”. -David J. Helfand

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To say that mankind is in the information age would be a critical understatement. Limited access to reliable information used to be what was thought of as holding the world back from advancement, but even with unlimited data at our fingertips we still face the very same problem. We generate trillions and trillions of bytes of information each and every day that…

I have never been this out of shape in my life.

I think many people can relate to that statement. These last 5 months have taken a toll on the mental and physical well-being of countless individuals, myself included, and I want to take some time to outline what I’ll be doing to get back on the proverbial horse in the hope that it helps you out.

I think we are all in a great position to revamp our training to be better than ever. …

“I am trying to convince people — not only the public, but lawmakers and people in power — that investing in the frontier of science, however remote it may seem in its relevance to what you’re doing today, is a way of stockpiling the seed corns of future harvests of this nation.” -Neil Degrasse Tyson

The Yarkovsky Effect

I — unlike most — am a fan of physics. I stay away from the math-heavy proofs and formulas for obvious reasons, but the theorizing I’ve come to enjoy. The Yarkovsky effect is something that I feel is relevant today.

Essentially, the Yarkovsky effect is…

Here’s a quick riddle the Sphinx would be proud of

what’s something that’s free, everybody wants, but nobody seems to get enough of?

No Rest For The Wicked

Let’s take two identical individuals (genetic clones perhaps) and give them identical training programs, and identical nutrition.

We will allow Clone 1 all the supplements they desire, creatine, BCAA’s, Whey protein, fat burners, pre/Intra/and post-workout supplements, caffeine and melatonin, but restrict their sleep to 5–6 hours per night.

Furthermore, Clone 1 can use any and all recover modalities that they desire, ice, e-stim, cryotherapy, thera-guns, and a full arsenal of foam rollers…

Does running reduce our risk of heart disease? Why should we exercise, and why is exercise good for you? Better yet, how can exercise slow aging? While at the University of California Irvine I was able to be apart of the Exercise Medicine and Sport Science Initiative, where I was able to learn from some incredible professors and gain insight into how exercise can be used to treat different illnesses and diseases.

As we age and we are plagued with different ailments and diseases, the prescription of drugs is the accepted route for treatment. These drugs often treat the symptom…

Time management is something that all student-athletes need to become great at if they want to be successful. But what does that mean? What actionable steps can we take to better manage our time?

I want to share some of the techniques I used while in college to be able to compete in track and field as a biology major, a feat that not many were able to do. These tips were CRUCIAL for me to succeed, and if I did not follow these tactics I surely would have had to either quit track or change majors.

Not Enough Hours in The Day

One day while…

I am a product of public education.

I have attended a public school for the entirety of my 24 years of existence.

Now that you—and I— are aware of my biases I want to present a case for formal education.

I love learning. It is empowering knowing you have the ability to learn whatever you wish, and that humanity has more access to this information than ever before.

Mediums such as Medium are a great way to expose yourself to different ideas and paradigms, but there’s a troubling pattern that I’ve seen evolving for quite some time.

I’ve seen many…

Jon Dickinson

Millennial academic with a mild addiction to caffeine and a large addiction to learning.

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