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The president is "not a numbers guy," the "Late Night" host pointed out.
A chance Uber POOL ride to the airport sparked a conversation about a doctor's retirement plan that most definitely needs patching up.
In today's world it can be overwhelming to find meaning in the explosion of data, graphs and charts. The trick to navigating this new landscape is to make a concerted effort to find personal connections to the numbers and tell the stories behind the numbers.
Aside from the rich cultural heritage, there are priceless pearls of wisdom that continue to be passed down through the generations, even today. These heirlooms have grown to be an important part of our lives.
What did I believe in? It is still something I think about fairly often. If I had been raised strictly Jewish, what would be different about me and my outlook on the world?
When we remember that these numbers do not confine us, we can start creating the life we want to live. No more limitations.
Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.
Next time you hear an amazing statistic, listen to your intuition and start asking questions about how the number was generated and what part of human experience was left out of the equation.
It's not really their friends of course, but hey! Yours are not necessarily your followers either. One major drawback with
Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.
The Torah teaches at least three lessons about living on this planet -- three lessons that we must remember lest we devastate the "promised land" (wherever we may find ourselves geographically) and the hope and future of our children.
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The whole of Moses' life is remarkable. Yet certain moments still stand out for their exemplary selflessness, frankness and courage.
Beginning in medieval times, modern Jews have understood the Torah to be monotheistic, testifying that only one God exists. But it might be more accurate to say that the Torah is monolatrous -- that multiple Gods exist, but we choose to worship only one of them.
It seems strange that in India erotic statues can be seen in temples -- and accompanied by math! What is the magic square doing here? Why place together erotic statues with a mathematical puzzle? And why put both of these in a temple? How does religion sit with sex and with math?
The primes have been known since early antiquity and fascinated the ancient Greeks, who marveled at their nature. What is interesting about prime numbers is that they become rarer as we progress through the integers.
When I was young, I struggled with math. It was always taught in a language-heavy way, and I'm dyslexic, so that didn't work out too well for me. Eventually, my dad tried something that got me over those language barriers. He drew pictures of what the words and the symbols were trying to convey.
I'm a coffee addict. Having this addiction shouldn't be a complicated matter, but these days ordering a coffee is anything but simple.