How Tall Were the Vikings?

Vikings⁠—also known as Norsemen⁠—were sailors who lived hundreds of years ago, but their legacy lives on to this day. One of their lasting impacts was the image we have when we think about these men and women. Something that comes to mind is their height and general appearance. For many people, what comes to mind […] Read More…

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What is the Average NBA Player Height?

Imagine you’re watching an NBA game on TV. You know that the professional basketball players are tall given their profession, but with a whole team standing next to each other, it can be difficult to tell just how tall each person is. Look at the same players in a photo with, say, their family or […] Read More…

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How Long Do Water Filters Last?

It’s common for both homeowners and renters to use a water filter to make their tap water safe to drink. Filters may be central to a home, attached to a faucet, or used as part of a water filtration pitcher. Drinking water is preferable to drinking sugary drinks, particularly for people who are trying to […] Read More…

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How Tall is a Newborn Giraffe Compared to a Human?

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth. But, just how tall are they? And, what about newborn giraffes? Understanding the height of these animals can help you understand how humans compare, too. Here’s why: How Tall is a Newborn Giraffe? Compared to their mothers they might seem small, but a newborn giraffe is about six […] Read More…

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The p value – definition and interpretation of p-values in statistics

This article examines the most common statistic reported in scientific papers and used in applied statistical analyses – the p-value. The article goes through the definition illustrated with examples, discusses its utility, interpretation, and common misinterpretations of observed statistical significance and significance levels. It is structured as follows: p-value definition and meaning What does ‘p‘ […] Read More…

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BMI for Women: Does a BMI Calculator for Women Make Sense?

There are multiple BMI calculators out there, including our own online Body Mass Index calculator. Some of them make a distinction between the sexes and produce different results for men and women. Others don’t make such a distinction, including those put forth by the most respected health organizations such as the U.S. CDC, NIH, and […] Read More…

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How to Punch Harder – Increase Your Punching Power Using Physics

If you are into fighting sports such as boxing, kickboxing, MMA, sanda or even a traditional martial art, you probably want to increase the punching power of your fists. When discussing how to punch harder one can hear contradictory advice for example “speed equals power” and “power is not speed”. It seems much of the […] Read More…

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Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) – What You Need to Know

In this article we will talk about CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) in detail, including the formula for computing it, how to calculate it in Excel, how to interpret it, its utility in assessing financial assets, making predictions, and more: What does CAGR stand for? What is Compound Annual Growth Rate? CAGR calculation formula CAGR […] Read More…

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How to Choose Where to Invest Your Money Based on APY

Whether you’re currently a small business owner or you’re thinking about opening up your own business, at some point, you will need to make some important investments. These investments may be to help you get your business off the ground, or they could be to re-invest in your business to help it grow overtime. Additionally, […] Read More…

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How to Use a Discount Calculator to Get More Customers

If you’re a business owner, then chances are you’re constantly thinking about ways to attract new customers and make more sales. Even if your business is thriving at the moment, you may be trying to move stock or make up for an earlier period in the year that was slow. Discounting your goods or services […] Read More…

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