For The Pudding, Lars Verspohl provides an introduction to statistical models disguised as a lesson on finding good wine. Start with a definition of wine, which becomes a way to describe it with the numbers. Define what makes a wine good. Find the wines that look closer to that definition.
Teaching statistical models with wine tasting
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The Demographics of Others
I think we can all benefit from knowing a little more about others these days. This is a glimpse of how different groups live.
Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool
Based on the “half-your-age-plus-seven” rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks.
How Much You Should Be Saving for Retirement
There are a lot of variables to consider, but for people of middle income, here’s a suggestion, based on when you start saving and when you want to retire.