Law of Attraction, Manifestation, Motivation

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Law of Attraction? Manifestation? You have heard that it works wonder on people but it doesn’t work for you. And as a person who had fairly manifested things into my life, let me share with you how you are doing it wrong.

People have different ways of manifesting, some is journaling, some is just having it inside their head. These are not the issues, let’s unravel the mistakes people make regardless of the methods they used:

Messy thought

You do not know what you want. You said you want happiness, you want success, but you have no idea what it meant to…


Skincare, Beauty, Retinol, Retinoids

Retinoid retinal retinoic acid benefits anti aging wrinkle free comparison
Retinoid retinal retinoic acid benefits anti aging wrinkle free comparison
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You must have heard of the R-hero ingredients, be it Retinoids, Retinol and etc. , but you have also heard that retinoids are only effective in the form of retinoic acid. And now you are not sure what to do next.

Don’t fret, keep reading and you’ll unravel how each works and discover their amazing benefits. At the end of the article, I will also share with you the way of incorporating retinoids into your routine while minimizing the negative effects of notorious purging.

What is Retinoids and how does it affect our skin?

Retinoid is actually the big brother of all; it represents a group of vitamin A derivatives…


Startup, Business Tips

Hey, wondering how to get your business bank account? Check out SME First Account-i, it is super convenient and fast! Don’t fret, I will go through the steps with you below, so that you can get everything right in one go!

What’s Good About It:

  1. Start with a deposit as low as RM1,000
  2. Manage your account and transactions safely anytime and anywhere with Maybank2u Biz online banking platform
  3. Get Maybank QRPayBiz

4 Things That You Need:

  1. IC
  2. Business Info Documents (Certificate of Registration/Business Registration)
  3. Form A (for Sole Proprietorship)/ Form B (for Partnerships) / Form D (Business License)
  4. Company Stamp

Register An Account

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  1. Apply for an account HERE
  2. Fill up all the…


Startup, Business Tips

To every small business owners and entrepreneurs, you want to register your business, but don’t know how to do it?

Yup, that’s how I felt when I first started OrenTalks. Rest assured, don’t panic. I will teach you how to register your business or company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) via their online portal Ezbiz. The whole process is super simple and I will show you step-by-step on how to go about registering your very own business or company in Malaysia.

Why Register Your Business?

But before we go onto the real thing, let’s understand the benefit of this:

  1. The business will become a…


Startup, Business

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My creation at OrenTalks

I launched OrenTalks, a handcrafted jewelry shop a few months back. So, while I’m constantly testing out new design, medium and techniques to create more beautiful pieces, I want to share with you guys some tips here so that you can avoid the detours I had made.

It takes about 2–6 hours to make each OrenTalks jewelry piece as it starts from ideation, experiments, making, baking, and lastly sanding to produce a smooth finish.

1. Ideation

OrenTalks believes in expressing yourself boldly, hence all our pieces are crafted to echo with this belief. Despite being unique, we want our pieces to be…


Relationships

It’s not what you think

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As a shy girl since young and sometimes labeled as unapproachable due to my resting bitch face, it was not easy for me to make friends with the opposite gender, let alone dating a guy. Hence, I daydreamed a lot, waiting for the one to arrive, and he never comes upon… Until I decided to do something about it.

I started using dating apps in the last year of my university year, and it changed my life. …


Statistics, Data Science

Get all the statistical tests clear in 3 minutes!

The Question to be Answered

Before we decide on which test to use, we need to be clear of what we want to solve. Is it:

  • To validate whether the population mean is correct
  • To compare the difference between 2 groups of data to see whether the difference is statistically significant
  • To validate whether there’s a relationship between 2 categorical variables

Null and Alternative Hypothesis

Next, you will be deciding on the hypothesis based on your test objective.


Only 4 steps

  1. Open your Jupyter Lab and run the code below.
!pip install selenium

2. Download the zipped file of WebDriver here. Choose the one based on the browser that you are using.

3. Extract the downloaded file and copy-paste the .exe file to your PATH.

4. Don’t know where’s your PATH? Run the code on Jupyter Lab to get it and paste the file into the directory you just found out.

import os
import sys
os.path.dirname(sys.executable)

5. After you paste your file into the PATH, test whether it works using code below.

from time import sleep
from selenium import webdriver
# this is tested on Firefox or you can use "webdriver.Chrome()"
browser = webdriver.Firefox()
browser.get(‘https://www.facebook.com/')sleep(5)browser.close()

7. If you see the Firefox browser opens facebook.com and closes it after 5 seconds. Then the installation is done!


Let the magic start!

What is Plotly? It’s an interactive Python graphing library. You can make many beautiful and engaging charts using Plotly, such as line plots, scatter plots, box plots, histograms, and heatmaps.

Following is an example of a geographic heat map I did by using Plotly.

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You can hover to each state to check out the data

Library Installation

Let’s start with library installation where you have to run the following code in your Jupyter Lab:

#pip install -U plotly

And you can check your Plotly version:

from plotly import __version__
print(__version__)

Extension Installation

After library installation, you’ll need to install the extension @jupyterlab/plotly-extension , in order to display plots using iplot in…


Web Scraping, Data Science

Foolproof web scraping tutorial

After struggling a bit by myself, I decided to create a tutorial for dummies like me, with complete Python code in Jupyter Notebook. Any Jupyter Notebook fan here? 👐

This tutorial was inspired by Dataquest, where I included more explanation, additional extracting and exploratory data analysis (EDA).

Here’s the breakdown of what you will learn via this tutorial:

  1. Using Requests to download page
  2. Using BeautifulSoup to parse the HTML content
  3. Understanding the HTML structure
  4. Scraping Data
  5. Changing the URL’s parameters (Where automation starts)
  6. Controlling the crawl-rate
  7. Monitoring the loop as it’s still going
  8. Piecing everything together…

Shan Yi Tan

Python and data geek ✰ Make jewellery at http://orentalks.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanyitan/

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