Eric’s Enlightenment for Thursday, May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015 Leave a comment
- “Across the United States, more than half a million kids are poisoned by lead each year…” – much of it due to lead being used in building houses.
- At a global business consulting company where 80-hour work weeks are normal, 31% of men and 11% of women examined in Erin Reid’s study “managed to achieve the benefits of a more moderate work schedule without explicitly asking for it“. Surprisingly, they “received performance reviews that were as strong as their hyper-ambitious colleagues. For people who were good at faking it, there was no real damage done by their lighter workloads”.
- Tom Short’s very useful reference card of major and commonly used functions in R – only 4 pages! In case that first link ever becomes severed, here is the PDF file.
- I offer my deepest condolences to Sheryl Sandberg for the recent death of her husband, Dave Goldberg. I normally post only technical information on this blog, but Katie Hafner’s letter to Sheryl deserves much sharing, and it may help others who endure a similar tragedy. It is very well written and full of practical and philosophical advice from her own experience in suddenly losing her first husband at an early age.