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THE STORIES REPORT: How brands can take advantage of the viral growth of the Stories format

  • Business Insider Intelligence Stories are on track to become the main format for social media consumption, providing brands with a massive and vital opportunity to reach consumers.
  • Combined, Stories features on Facebook-owned platforms command a whopping 1.5 billion daily active users (DAU), though some may be double-counted.
  • Stories-centric features have also emerged on several other platforms, including YouTube, Google search results, and even LinkedIn. The viral acceptance of Stories, their accelerating usage, and their highly engaging nature make it imperative for brands to use the format to reach consumers.
  • This fast-growing opportunity will enable brands to reach consumers in a native format that's immersive and highly appealing to younger demographics.
  • In The Stories Report, Business Insider Intelligence identifies the most popular platforms for Stories features, defines best practices to maximize engagement without alienating users, and pinpoints challenges hindering brand adoption for the future.

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This S&P 500 Stock Rocketed 13% Higher Because of Strong Consumer

  • By CCN Markets: The S&P 500 is comprised of nearly a dozen sectors, all of which traded in the green today.
  • Leading the charge is skincare stock Estee Lauder, which is a reflection of the strong consumer that continues to keep this economy afloat.
  • The stock is currently hovering at a new 52-week high after Estee Lauder reported stronger-than-expected earnings and provided a sunny outlook for 2020.
  • Imagine what the results would have looked like if the U.S./China trade war wasn't raging because despite today's gains the overhang of tariffs is still holding back the S&P 500.
  • Estee Lauder is a dividend-paying stock that has seen its value balloon by more than 50 percent year-to-date.
  • Unlike Estee Lauder, HD is trading off its highs, so if the earnings aren't a complete disaster, there could be upside and the valuation is more reasonable.

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Bose's true wireless earbuds are a rare $20 off at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Bose

  • One of the best pairs you can buy is the Bose SoundSport Free earbuds, which typically cost $200, but for a limited time, the headphones are on sale for $179.
  • The SoundSport Free true wireless headphones are built for sports, and as such, the earbuds have wings to help keep them tucked firmly in your ears.
  • That said, the SoundSport Free are perfectly good options for day-to-day use too, so if you're looking for headphones for your commute or to use around the house, then these earbuds should do the job perfectly well.
  • Sure, the earbuds probably aren't the best for audiophiles who want hi-fidelity sound, but for everyone else, they're a great option.
  • Many true wireless headphones come in at as little as three hours, which isn't great, but these Bose earbuds step things up.

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5 affordable products that save me thousands of dollars on coffee a year

  • Cold brew is basically a coffee concentrate made by steeping beans in cold water for at least 12 hours.
  • To use, just dump coarsely ground coffee into the filter (it says 14-16 tablespoons but I just fill up most of the filter), add cold water, and let it sit for up to 36 hours in the refrigerator.
  • We have the older K-Classic that takes up a lot counter space, but it has a large 6-cup water reservoir so we can brew several cups before needing to refill.
  • Fill the reservoir with water, add in the coffee pod of your choice, and brew one of three available sizes.
  • At first, we made coffee with the single-use K-cup pods because they came with the machine as part of a combo deal, but once we realized how bad they were for the environment, we bought reusable filters that fit our machine along with our own beans.

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Best Buy is offering $130 off this 55-inch Insignia Fire TV

  • Best Buy is selling a 55-inch Insignia Fire TV for a sizable discount.
  • The Insignia 55-inch 4K Fire TV is one of the best-value Fire TVs you can get, according to reviewers.
  • It comes with the same smart interface you'll get from a Fire TV stick or Fire TV Cube, and an Alexa-powered voice remote.
  • You can access Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, NBC, YouTube, and other streaming services and browsers directly from the TV, with no streaming stick or box needed.
  • The remote has specific buttons that are mapped to bring up these apps directly.
  • You can also pair the TV with an Amazon Echo, and bring up the programs you want via voice commands to Alexa.
  • And if you need the TV installed, Best Buy is also offering $50 off professional installation.

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Navigating the Hyperparameter Space

  • Also called hyperparameter optimization, it is the problem of finding the set of hyperparameters with the best performance for a specific learning algorithm.
  • It then follows that the optimization problem is to find the set of values for the variables that maximize or minimize the objective function whilst satisfying the set of constraints.
  • We’ve already established that Random Search and Grid Search are built upon a similar idea, another commonality they share is that they do not use previous results to inform the evaluation of each subset of hyperparameters and in turn, they spend time evaluating less than optimal options.
  • In order to achieve this, Bayesian Optimization makes use of two more concepts: a surrogate model and an acquisition function.

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The fastest way to refresh your self-discipline and enhance your success at work

  • By seeking out people who practice self-discipline, you'll likely be surrounding yourself with people who are more successful than you.
  • I got my first taste of real self-discipline by practicing martial arts as a kid.
  • When you realize there's another level of self-discipline you can aspire to, you'll naturally want to up your game.
  • People often set big goals for themselves but fail to create a game plan for how they'll actually accomplish those goals.
  • And we started talking about all the ways he uses math when he's playing video games.
  • It can be a struggle to practice self-discipline, but it gets easier if you figure out what motivates you and use it to keep yourself on track.
  • That's what being a productive professional is all about — having the self-discipline to do your best work, even when you don't feel like it.

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Navigating the Hyperparameter Space

  • Also called hyperparameter optimization, it is the problem of finding the set of hyperparameters with the best performance for a specific learning algorithm.
  • It then follows that the optimization problem is to find the set of values for the variables that maximize or minimize the objective function whilst satisfying the set of constraints.
  • We’ve already established that Random Search and Grid Search are built upon a similar idea, another commonality they share is that they do not use previous results to inform the evaluation of each subset of hyperparameters and in turn, they spend time evaluating less than optimal options.
  • In order to achieve this, Bayesian Optimization makes use of two more concepts: a surrogate model and an acquisition function.

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Rails 6 released - What does that mean for you?

  • To get it working, check out the Action Text Overview, or this video by DHH which walks you through setting it up.
  • If you've worked on any large Rails projects before - then you know how long it can take to run some test suites.
  • You could still try running rails app:update though, just to see how much has changed for you particular app - which will give you an idea of how much work it will be when you do decide to upgrade.
  • It will take more work to upgrade these older projects (especially Rails 4 and below) - but security updates are already stopped for Rails < 4.2 - so now (right after a major release) is a good time to update (so that you don't have to do it again for awhile).

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50 Things I Wish I'd Known at My First Developer Job (Part 1)

  • This is a list of 50 things I would tell myself if I could go back in time a few weeks before I started my first full-time software engineering job.
  • Figuring out who those people are, and learning to ask them when I struggled with their area of expertise would have gone a long way in building my comfort with the project.
  • That solidarity has encouraged me to try and act more like my heroes; if they struggle with the same problems I have, then there is no reason I can't do a lot of the things I admire them for doing.
  • If I had taken the time to learn the reasoning behind the approaches embraced by the technology I used, I would have been much more effective at deciding the right strategy to solve each problem I encountered.

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