I promise you’ll be surprised by at least one of them.

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Before I became serious about my health and fitness, I always thought becoming fit is a highly complicated process. One that takes years of hard work and extremely dedicated routines. One that restricts all enjoyable foods and turns you into a calorie counting obsessive freak. As you can imagine, just these impressions alone made the very concept of getting fit dreadful and repulsive to me. I could never understand how people could “enjoy” it. I mean, how sad must they be.

All this until I started the journey myself. Until I found out the way my body felt after being…

It is backed by science. And it is not cardio or weights.

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There are MILLIONS (if not billions) of books, articles, studies, and what not written on the most effective diet, the most efficient calorie-burning tips, the fastest way to lose fat, the best workout, the easiest weight loss techniques… I can go on and on but I think you get the idea. This is NOT one of them (it is not an empty claim, I promise).

This article was written to simply share what I learned some time ago and what has been reformative for my fitness journey. It is nothing fancy, not a crazy diet, not a detox, and not…

How you set them dictates if you achieve them.

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Like most people I also love to make a list of my goals. And like most people I also love to cross them off as each one gets completed. But the thing with goals is, they can be very elusive. The focus is all on how to reach them. On how to be disciplined and have “x” number of habits to get to the finish line. But we often forget that how you create goals and why you create them fundamentally dictates if you end up achieving them.

I am thoroughly a goal oriented person. I thrive on setting short…

I never understood how people got into and stayed in an abusive relationship until I was in one.

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We have all probably met a narcissist or two at some point in our lives. I know I certainly have. And I mostly find them sticking out like a sore thumb. If the narcissism runs too deep, you can practically smell it’s pungent scent from miles away. You kind of don’t want to and try your best not to hang out with these people too often.

But what if your partner, the love of your life, the apple of your eye is…

The ultimate guide to fulfilling your dreams of freelance writing.

You are here because you like to write. You probably have fun doing it and are also quite good at it.

You are also here because you want to earn from it.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you because you are at the right place. This article will help you find a topic you feel passionate about, have knowledge on and want to share with others. And if you are looking for ways to get paid to write from home, you will absolutely love this list!

Because there are…

Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing

Emotions that are expressed through speech carry extra insights into human actions and reasoning.

Emotions are a basic part of human psychology that is translated directly into human actions. And an amazing instrument that can reflect many of these emotions is the human voice. Emotions that are expressed through speech carry extra insights into human actions and reasonings. Studying these relationships in depth can help us better understand the motives of people. Therefore, emotion recognition plays an important role in human-computer interaction.

My interest in this subject has to lead me to create a model that can help classify basic human emotions. In this article, I will share how I did that.

The model…

It goes beyond plain entertainment.

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Over 17 million people watched the recent interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Charles. Enticing teasers and trailers were continuously released the week leading up to it. So, it was befitting that an interview of such magnitude was conducted by none other than Oprah Winfrey — the very symbol of courage, resilience and intelligence.

The interview itself created ripples, to say the least. It was eye-opening, inspiring and saddening all at the same time. With a riveting green background, the conversation flowed smoothly first with the Duchess and later with the Duke. …

Cryptography, Deep Learning

A simple model to predict Bitcoin price.

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Being a data scientist by profession and a part-time crypto trader by passion, I have been very interested in creating a Deep Learning model that could help me predict Bitcoin price. This article is based on the experimentation I did to create such a model.

A link to my Git Project is here: https://github.com/msaleem18/Bitcoin-Price-Prediction-LSTM


Long short term memory, or more popularly known as LSTM’s, is a type of Recurrent Neural network that helps the model learn long-term sequences in the data set. …

What does a good workout look like, and how do you know if you got one?

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There are days when you work out, you are sweaty, you are shaky but you still don’t know if the workout you just did was good enough. And was it just good enough or I-can’t-believe-I-did-that good? Will it even count towards your fitness goals?

It may be that assessing your progress has become even more challenging in the past one year or so. With no access to the gym, you are most likely lifting in your living room and taking online HIIT classes. But you want to know if all this is helping you achieve everything that you plan to…

I wonder what comes to your mind when you read that word.

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Ever walked into a grocery store and found yourself looking at the hundreds of “healthy food” labels? Labels such as organic/low-fat/low-sugar/heart-healthy/whole-grain/no-preservatives/grass-fed/real-fruits/gluten-free/non-GMO/non-dairy and so many more, you could probably make a separate dictionary out of them.

Now, think of a food label that outshines all the above. It wears a cape and claims to be the solution to all your problems. It is a magical category of food that will make you instantly healthy and strong, all while getting rid of everything unhealthy within your body. It is basically the elixir of health and wellness.


I wonder what comes to…


A fitness enthusiast mother with a love for psychology.

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