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We can all agree that the horrific events at Monday’s Boston Marathon sent a chill down our country’s collective…

Lots of people make one of two incorrect assumptions about me. I’m a writer, so they initially assume that I…

On Wednesday, we talked about sample bias, or ways to really screw up the results of a survey or study.…

Continuing with our review of basic math skills, let’s take a little look-see at statistics. This field is not…

So yesterday, we reviewed some really basic stuff about percentages. Like: 10% is the same thing as 1/10 or 0.1.…

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This post makes me scared. Not because the math is challenging or because I’m worried about the election. I’m…