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Right-Skewed Distribution: What Does It Mean?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 30, 2017 4:27:00 PM

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Studying statistics? Then you've likely heard the phrase "normal distribution" when describing data. But what about the phrase "skewed right"? What does a right-skewed histogram look like? And what causes it?

In this article, we give you examples of histograms skewed to the right and explain how these differ from normal distribution graphs.

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3 Key Tips for What to Wear to Salsa Class

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Aug 20, 2017 3:09:00 PM

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Getting ready to start salsa classes? Awesome! Salsa dancing is a great way to exercise, meet new people, and have fun.

If you're preparing for your first salsa class, you may be wondering what to wear to salsa class. While most salsa dancing classes don't have a strict dress code, it's important to dress appropriately for the activity.

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EASY Explanation: All Factors of 45

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Nov 4, 2016 9:56:00 PM

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What are the factors of 45? 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, and 45.

Wondering how I came up with those numbers? Factoring! Because it provides a mathematical foundation for more complicated systems, learning how to factor is key. So whether you're studying for an algebra test, brushing up for the SAT or ACT, or just want to refresh and remember how to factor numbers for higher orders of math, this is the guide for you.

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5 Key Tips for How to Potty Train a Puppy Effectively

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Nov 4, 2016 4:49:00 PM

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Potty training a puppy is a sometimes messy, but ultimately rewarding process. And with a little know-how and a regular potty routine, you'll be able to get your pup on the right track and keep both your pup and your home happy, comfortable, and clean.

So let's look at the ins and outs of how to potty train a puppy: creating a proper potty training routine, setting a potty schedule, and reacting when the inevitable accident occurs.

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The 21 Best Dogs for Apartment Living

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Nov 4, 2016 4:47:00 PM

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Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t also have a happy, healthy dog as well (unless your apartment complex doesn’t allow dogs, of course!). Though apartment living comes with a few hurdles when it comes to dog ownership, finding the right dog breed can make all the difference.

With a little effort, the majority of dog breeds can live in apartments, but apartment living is certainly easier with some breeds than others. So let’s check out what qualities make for a good apartment dog and the top breeds that fit the bill.

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Who Is Bastet? Complete Guide to the Egyptian Cat Goddess

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Nov 4, 2016 4:01:00 PM

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Lion and cat and woman, goddess of war and fertility—the Egyptian goddess Bast (also known as Bastet) contains multitudes. While she's not the only cat goddess from ancient history, Bastet is probably the most famous cat goddess today. She has a strong presence in pop culture and a select few even still worship her!

In this complete guide to Bastet, we'll go over exactly what makes this Egyptian cat goddess so compelling. We'll describe her attributes, how she was depicted in ancient Egypt, her major relationships, how she was worshipped, her major myths, and the history of her worship. We'll close out with where you might encounter Bast, goddess of cats, today.

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The Ultimate Guide to the 28 Main Greek Gods and Goddesses

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Nov 4, 2016 4:01:00 PM

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Few figures from ancient mythology are as popular and well-known today as the Greek gods. You can find them in books and movies, company names and Halloween costumes, and even in space, where tons of astrological features are named after them!

But what if you want to know more about the Greek goddesses and gods than just their names and a vague idea of their function? In this article we’ll provide a comprehensive guide to the Greek pantheon, starting with an introduction to the Greek gods and their mythic origins. Then, we’ll do a deep dive on the Twelve Olympians, go over some other important minor deities, discuss Greek gods family tree, the history of their worship, and wrap up with all the places you might encounter this ancient pantheon today!

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Perfect Cocktail Attire for Men and Women With 10 Stylish Outfits

Posted by Melody Douglas | Nov 4, 2016 2:09:00 PM

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So you've gotten an invitation to a fabulous party and can't wait to go, but one line strikes terror into your heart: cocktail attire requested. What is cocktail attire, even? Never fear, I'll walk you through the guidelines of this dress code for both men and women and provide images of cocktail outfits you can easily recreate on your own.

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Which Short Haircut for Women Fits You? 13 Great Hairstyles

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Nov 4, 2016 1:48:00 PM

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You’ve poured over hair inspiration Pinterest boards. You’ve photoshopped celebrity haircuts onto your head. You’ve pinned up the ends of your hair to make a faux bob. And you’ve decided: it’s time to get a short haircut.

Women are often nervous to crop their locks, even once they’ve made up their mind to take the plunge. You might worry that the cut you choose won’t flatter your face or will be impossible to style. You could be concerned about grave miscommunications with your stylist.

Well, worry no longer! In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about short haircuts for women. What should you consider before going short? How do you pick a style flattering to your face shape and hair texture? What short hairstyles for women are even out there? And what cute hairstyles for short hair are out there once you do have shorn locks? It’s all here in this comprehensive guide.

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Texas Holdem Rules: Everything You Need to Win

Posted by Justin Berkman | Oct 31, 2016 11:44:00 AM

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Imagine this scenario: your friends invited you to a poker night. There's going to be food, booze, and poker. You want to join in on the fun, but you have no idea how to play poker. Well don't worry about missing out on beer and bonding: I'm going to teach you how to play Texas Holdem, so you too can partake in the poker festivities.

Texas Holdem (aka Texas Hold 'Em) is the poker game played most often at casinos and home poker games. Becoming a great Holdem player generally takes years of practice and studying, but learning how to play doesn’t take long at all.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the Texas Holdem rules. After studying this article, you’ll be able to play online, at a casino, or with your friends. Hooray! Remember, just knowing the rules won’t make you an outstanding player, but you’ll be able to play, and you can get better through practice.

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Perfect Blackjack Strategy: 15 Charts to Help You Master the Game

Posted by Justin Berkman | Oct 31, 2016 11:42:00 AM

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Blackjack is the most popular casino table game in the United States, and it's one of the most popular casino games in the world. You probably know how to play blackjack, but do you know how to play blackjack well? Do you want to win more money at the casino by learning blackjack strategy? If you play your cards right, you may be able to make enough money to see Cirque Du Soleil.

Blackjack strategy lets you know the right play to make to maximize your winnings. It tells you what to do based on your hand and the card that the dealer is showing. If you perfectly follow the strategies outlined in this guide, you can reduce the casino’s advantage to less than .5%, making blackjack the most advantageous game to the player in a casino. Perfect blackjack strategy has been determined using probability theory and computer simulations which have figured out the best play in each situation.

In this article, I'll explain perfect blackjack strategy and how to use it to your advantage. I've focused on playing at a casino, but the same strategies apply if you're playing online or at a home game.

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Oct 29, 2016 3:19:00 PM

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What does a "business casual" dress code even mean for women? Why is it so poorly defined yet so strictly enforced in certain offices? This article will unravel how to dress business casual for women so you can easily select appropriate outfits for the workplace that also suit your personal style.

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What Is a Point Guard? Basketball’s Team Leader

Posted by Dora Seigel | Oct 23, 2016 11:53:00 AM

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Love watching Steph Curry hit three-pointers? Or seeing Lindsay Whalen dribble down the court? What exactly do these point guards do? What is a point guard in basketball, even?

Well, every basketball team’s starting lineup is made up of five players (each team puts 5 people on the court): a center, small forward, power forward, shooting guard, and a point guard. Each of these players has unique skills that make them an asset on the court.

What is a point guard’s specialty? A point guard’s expertise is typically ball handling and passing.

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The #1 Rule for Filling Out Your Walmart Application

Posted by Dora Seigel | Oct 19, 2016 11:32:00 AM

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Applying for a Walmart career? Want your Walmart application to stand out?

Filling out the Walmart online application can be a little confusing. In addition to normal application questions about your background, the Walmart application asks you to complete a "Pre-Employment Assessment test." This 65-question test will HUGELY affect your chances of starting a Walmart career.

In this guide, I’ll tell you where to find the Walmart online application. Even better, I'll explain the key to acing the Walmart Pre-Employment Assessment Test, so you have the best chance possible of getting a Walmart job.

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18 Best Love Flowers: A Practical Guide to Romantic Flowers

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Oct 19, 2016 11:20:00 AM

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Buying flowers for a significant other can be a nerve-wracking experience. You want to choose a bouquet that’s in your budget, pretty, and will send the right message. Luckily, we’re here to help you craft the perfect bouquet of love flowers.

In this article, we’ll first discuss what factors are important to consider when crafting romantic bouquets and Valentine’s flowers. Then, we’ll provide suggestions for the most appropriate flowers for the early phases of a new relationship, an established relationship, weddings, and anniversaries. We’ll wrap up with some flowers to avoid for romantic purposes.

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