Building a series of ML models to identify what determines the highest quality wine

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I’ll never forget my first time ordering wine at a restaurant.

I had just turned 21 and was excited to finally order a drink at dinner with my parents. When I asked the waitress for a wine recommendation, she flipped it back on me and asked what I was looking for in the wine. Having zero clue what to say (or what the question even meant), I sat there in silence for a second before admitting my ignorance — it made me felt pretty dumb!


Love this article, Eli! You presented a compelling argument that I hadn't considered before. To be honest, I assumed that all move theatres would soon be a thing of the past (even without Covid). But it is interesting to see that theatres were still performing well as late as 2019.

In terms of the the Paramount decision, I wonder if the impact will be positive for the film industry as a whole. Studios having more control over production and distribution is certainly great for the studios. But I wonder if that concentration will negatively impact the job prospects of folks who aren't Hollywood insiders.


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People of color (POC) in the United States have significantly lower rates of homeownership than their white counterparts. Research shows that the key drivers of the disparity in homeownership levels are largely systemic, meaning that institutions in the US have put POC at a disadvantage in the housing market on the pretense of race. Since homeownership is one of the most effective ways to build wealth, raising rates of POC homeownership is key to shrinking the racial wealth gap. In order to achieve the goal of raising levels of POC homeownership, policy needs to be implemented on two fronts: addressing…

Photo Credit: United Healthcare | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

One of the bigger problems facing any society is healthcare. While questioning which healthcare system is best can often be a contentious debate, a more straightforward place to start is examining which health indicators are most important to prioritize.

In this article, I’ll present my findings from using Python to analyze health data. I’ll use individual healthcare costs as a proxy for overall health, then examine a handful of factors to draw some conclusions as to which ones are most determinative.

I’ll begin by examining trends for the overall group, then I’ll drill down on trends by cost quartile, sex…

There is no question that we are in the midst of one of the biggest challenges the world has faced. The global scale of disease, death and economic turmoil is unprecedented.

But there is hope. Here’s why:

We’ve survived this before

Sure, there’s never been a crisis that has affected every corner of the globe so intensely. However, we’ve already proven that we can overcome some of the challenges that we’re experiencing today, especially the economic ones.

Think back to the financial meltdown in 2008, or any other recession.

Just like today, we saw high rates of unemployment and a spike in volatility in…

Cover, an LA based startup, designs and builds ADUs

As a college student getting ready to enter the real world, I’m beginning to consider what post-grad life will look like. One of the harsher realities I’ll be facing is the LA housing market.

Let’s take a look at some of the current problems with LA housing, then explore the viability of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as a solution.

Problems of LA Housing

Perhaps the most obvious challenge of living in LA is the extremely high cost. We can use rent burden, the amount of households spending more than 30% of their income on rent, to examine just how high…

JP Velasquez

Student at USC, entrepreneur

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