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How to maximize income and be fulfilled

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Everyone seems to have a side hustle these days, whether it’s a startup you’re running alongside your 9–5, blogging online, or playing in a band. If it brings in income and adds some kind of experience to your portfolio, it is a side hustle.

While working as an elementary school instructor, I juggled cinematography on the side. Yeah I know it sounds cool — but it wasn’t so cool to me.

As many already know cinematography is a huge deal in every industry, as everyone needs customized footage for their company, personal brand, and other lucrative purposes.

As a cinematographer…


How to stop people from stealing your happiness.

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In his outstanding 1950 film, Rashomon, the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa depicts the story of a rape and murder four times, from the perspectives of four characters.

The takeaway is concise: Different people can see the same events in intensely diverse ways.

We all want to live good and happy lives, and we try our best to remain in a state of happiness even through the difficulties and bad situations surrounding us.

Mingling with genuine people with positive mutual interests and provide support and care.

As a freshman in college, I rushed into socializing, carelessly mingled with everybody around campus…


How to take your career to the next level with SQL

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Data is generally complex to analyze, irrespective of what size you’re dealing with. Most data scientists and programmers are constantly looking for ways and tools to minimize bulky long log texts, to make comprehension easier and accurate. Many people think that they only need to upgrade their data skills when they get to national levels — banks, maybe Hollywood, and hopefully the FBI. But the truth is everything that works with a database, and in there lays tons of files and information.

Here is what I’m saying: you buy a burger with cheese at McDonalds, you scan your credit card…


Your un-ending thoughts could cost you your success.

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Are you a nervous octopus? Do you constantly hassle over everything? If you answered yes in your head then you are ignorantly causing damage to your mental and emotional health.

Well, You’re not alone, there is nothing to be ashamed of, we all have personal problems to think about from that new business pitch, college project defense, first dates, that Ferrari you’ve been dreaming of, and how to find the next meal; The list goes on and on.

Working back to the lodge from university classes every evening leaves me with certain thoughts — judging from how the day went…


From failing the basic MS Word course to mastering 30 skills in 6 months

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In the summer of 2019, I had this craze to learn something cool — something that could give my resume an edge. I wanted to learn to code so badly.

So I started taking classes at a tech company nearby. The first week went awesome. I met good people with mutual understanding, and I had high-quality lecture sessions.

After about 3 weeks of lectures, and presentations, it was time for the first test of the semester. I was looking all worked out that morning. …


Hodl, altcoins, whale, and other crypto terms

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I could remember during my early days in cryptocurrency I almost picked up a fight with a guy for calling me a Whale. After long arguments, I realized that the term ‘whale’ is used to address a person with huge amounts of a particular crypto asset.

To avoid getting into trouble with a friend over certain crypto terms, it is essential that you get acquainted with these terms and slang as they will assist you immensely in your cryptocurrency journey — whether you’re in it for the long term or short term.

Online communities are good places to grow as…


Data visualization just got easier

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The world is evolving at a rapid rate, more than we can ever imagine. The world is becoming more data-driven, and many industries are moving to data scientists and mostly, business intelligence to manage their database to aid better business decisions.

I had a six-month internship with a business intelligence agency, and from my experience with various companies, business intelligence is using advanced tools to analyze raw data and produce useful, broken down information to improve a company’s efficiency and also boost revenue.

Now, this is where data visualization comes into play. Businesses transact data in huge quantities and it’s…


How to enhance creativity and raise happiness.

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People watch dramas to understand emotions, comedies to laugh, and horror to get a rush of adrenaline. I watch Sci-Fi to get fresh thought-proving concepts.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been taking undergrads from various specializations, a science fiction course titled: Dream wider with Sci-Fi. It’s a class that brings individuals together to explore the endless possibilities we can create by applying ideas and just being creative. We use science fiction movies to understand innovation, diverse perspectives, and skills needed to make life easier and build a better future.

Personally, science fiction has been a mainstay on my…


Programming is worthless if you can’t create value

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It took me three years to learn the core high-end skills needed for the progression of my data science career — Machine learning, SQL, Python, and data visualization. The importance of getting the necessary skillsets in data science cannot be over-emphasized as professionals need to keep up with the latest improvements around programming and computing.

All those rigorous learning and understanding of new skills paid off and I got job offers immediately after certification. Sometime last year, I worked as a consulting data analyst at a Fintech startup, a pretty awesome position as it created room for creativity and personal…


Terabytes of information are not enough

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Big data has been a mainstay keyword in the data science industry as various companies now work on huge projects which transmit and process large sets of data. However, most data scientists and analysts have failed to understand the proper definition of big data and how it works.

Understandably, a good number of professionals work in teams and with basic data capacity. Therefore they haven’t really found the need to critically understand big data in modern terms and in relation to advanced technologies.

As most of us know, data scientists have well been in demand in major sectors ranging from…

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