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Reading List - May 19, 2019

“If you like to travel, let Python help you scrape the best fares!” by Fábio Neves
“A ‘weird’ introduction to Deep Learning” by Favio Vázquez
School in Assam, India accepts plastic waste as school fee
Critical thinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it

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November Reading List

Here are some of the articles I have been going through recently:

16 Open-source Tools Testers Should Be Thankful for This ThanksgivingThanks to some super intelligent softwares and applications that we can get complex testing processes done in minutes utilizing the amazing functionalities they offer. It is only because of these tools that testers can get their testing process done with ease and rest assured of the working of websites and web applications....
Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASANext time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. ..
This new Brooklyn-based company is making some of the best watches you can buy for under $100This All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit Automatically Repairs Your PCThe Lite version dials some of those tools back and makes the scan and repair process automatic, so you can use the toolkit, walk away and grab a bite to eat, and, hopefully, come back to a repaired and functioning Windows …

Article: A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them. Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA n... via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

"Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from
afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it's all around you.
We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and think about it, to pursue is to chase something without a guarantee of ever catching it..."

New Payment Banks

New Payment Bank Licenses are Finally Here. Here's What They Can Do.

Habits of people who always get promoted

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Habits of people who always get promoted"

Things you can learn in 10 minutes

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Things you can learn in 10 minutes"

L&T (Fidelity) Equity Fund

I had made my first equity investment in the NFO of Fidelity, way back in 2005. I was looking into the financial products available for small investors and was thinking of exploring equity markets. Fidelity had then introduced its maiden equity fund in India, named Fidelity Equity Fund. I had heard about Fidelity, did some research on its background and based on that decided to make a small investment in this fund. Luckily, some Investment Agent had called me for selling some other fund at that time (probably one of ABN Amro funds). Instead of investing in his recommendations, I asked him to invest in Fidelity Equity Fund. I remember he tried to discourage me from doing so (he was linked to ABN Amro Bank) but I persisted. So, thats how I made my first equity investment!
Years passed on and I am still invested in the fund. Only change is that it is now known as L&T Equity Fund (sadly, Fidelity withdrew from Indian mutual funds in 2012 or 2013).

It has been a topsy-turvy ride in FE…