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- artificial intelligence - source of historical stock data - Stack Overflow on Aug 26, 16
- Responsive HTML Email Templates for Startups, Developers and Marketers on Aug 24, 16
- Structurely on Aug 16, 16
Stop Saying "How Was Your Day?" | Montessori Rocks on Aug 16, 16
- What project are you working on now? How do you feel about your progress? (reflection, evaluation)
- How were you kind to your classmates today? (reflection, evaluation, empathy)
- Tell me an amazing thing you learned today. Is it a fact or an opinion? (application, reflection)
- Is there something that you said or did that you would take back now? What would you do instead? (empathy, evaluation, problem solving)
- How is your guide feeling today? (encourages conversation, listening, and empathy)
5 bonus questions for Elementary (ages 6-9)
- Go Coconuts! on Aug 06, 16
Awesome React Boilerplates - habd.as on Aug 03, 16
Application boilerplates for creating React Native applications.
The unfair starting CLI, Generator, and more for React Native. I looked over this and, though I haven’t used it yet for a project, it has one of my favorite developer affordances: Generators. It also takes a different approach from most boilerplates in that you do not have to fork the repo. Just generate it from the base! Includes redux sagas and some config to get going with Fastlane for CI.
An well-built open source starter for React Native iOS and Android projects jam packed with lots of tasty ingredients. I created a small app with this and, while the linting rules are a little persnickety for my taste (plus semicolons, who needs them?) the overall developer experience was good.
A React-Native starter kit using Redux, Parse.com, Jest given to us by the affable Barton Hammond. Includes all sorts of goodies, including Parse, which is planned to be replaced with Serverless, which uses AWS Lambdas and helps get you in the public cloud. Oh là là!
Build your React Native app with Webpack and Babel.
Configuration to build React Native apps with ES6 using webpack and Babel
Boilerplate for iOS app development with React Native, ES6 and Reflux
An unassumingly but sweet base for a native app with tabbed navigation and modal window support. Builds on the work of
react-native-navbar. See it in use with React Native Icons in my Smartphone Symphony app.
When and How to Create Customer Journey Maps on Aug 01, 16
Why Do You Need a Journey Map and When Should You Have One?
Journey maps should always be created to support a known business goal. Maps that do not align to a business goal will not result in applicable insight. The goal could be an external issue, such as learning about a specific persona’s purchasing behaviors, or an internal issue, such as addressing lack of ownership over certain parts of the customer experience. Some potential business goals that journey mapping could be applied toward are listed below.
Shift a company’s perspective from inside-out to outside-in. If an organization lets internal processes and systems drive decisions that affect customer experience, a journey map could help turn the culture of that organization by refocusing on the thoughts, actions and emotions of customers. Journey mapping sheds light on real human experiences that often organizations know very little about.
Break down silos to create one shared, organization-wide vision. Because journey maps create a vision of the entire customer journey, they become a tool for creating cross-department conversation and collaboration. Journey mapping could be the first step in building an organization-wide plan of action to invest in customer experience, as it helps answer the question, “Where do we start?” by highlighting areas of friction.
Assign ownership of key touchpoints to internal departments. Often, areas of inconsistencies and glitches in customer journeys exist simply because no internal team has been tasked with ownership of that element. Journey maps can create clarity around alignment of departments or groups with different stages or key touchpoints in the journey that need addressing.
Target specific customers. Journey maps can help teams focus in on specific personas or customers, whether that means understanding differences or similarities across the journeys of multiple personas, prioritizing a high-value persona or exploring ways to target a new type of customer.
Understand quantitative data. If you are aware through analytics or other quantitative data that something specific is happening—maybe online sales are plateauing or an online tool is being underutilized—journey mapping can help you find out why.
Bacopa monnieri - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com on Jul 31, 16
The standard dose for Bacopa monnieri is 300mg, assuming that the total bacoside content (the active compound) is 55% of the extract, by weight.
Bacopa monnieri can also be supplemented in a leaf or powder form. To achieve the ideal 10-20% of bacoside content requires a dose of 750-1,500mg of the leaf or powder.
Historically, Bacopa monnieri was consumed with ghee, a clarified butter that originated in India. Since Bacopa monnieri is fat soluble and requires a lipoid transporter to be absorbed, it should be supplemented alongside a meal.
Morus alba - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com on Jul 31, 16
5,400-11,000mg for a 150lb person
7,300-14,500mg for a 200lb person
9,000-18,000mg for a 250lb person
220-2,200mg for a 150lb person
300-2,900mg for a 200lb person
400-3,600mg for a 250lb person
For the purpose of reducing carbohydrate absorption and glucose spikes following a meal, morus alba must be consumed alongisde said carbohydrate source. The dosage appears to be 500-1,000mg/kg in rat studies (assuming about a 0.11% 1-deoxynojirimicin content) which is an estimated human dose of:
Concentrated extracts may reduce the above requirement, so a 10:1 concentrated extract (for the 1-deoxynojirimicin content) would then require 900-1,800mg at the heaviest weight.
For inflammation and other health related issues (such as uric acid), the rat dose appears to be in the range of 20-200mg/kg which is an estimated human dose of:
Rhodiola Rosea - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com on Jul 31, 16
Supplementation of rhodiola rosea tends to refer to either the SHR-5 extract in particular or an equivalent extract, any that confers both 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside.
Usage of rhodiola as a daily preventative against fatigue has been reported to be effective in doses as low as 50mg.
Acute usage of rhodiola for fatigue and anti-stress has been noted to be taken in the 288-680mg range.
As rhodiola has been shown to have a bell-curve response before, it is recommended to not exceed the aforementioned 680mg dosage as higher doses may be ineffective.