Patrick Eng
An Aspiring Rooster Teeth Employee

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Week 18 - What I Needed to Know About the ASMR Effect

Ever get a little excited every time you hear your phone alert you that something has happened? Maybe you just posted that cute photo of a taco on Instagram, or maybe you finally texted your crush and you're anxiously waiting for a response.

Either way, that simple noise has the power to trigger a powerful response in ourselves, whether it be excitement, dread, happiness or even relaxation.

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Week 11 - Everything I Needed to Know About Greek Mythology

In this week's post, I want to delve into the history of Greek mythology. I've always had a fascination with Greek myths since my childhood experiences in Age of Mythology and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, but never took time to learn about the messy stories of all the gods and titans.

[Average Read Time: 26 minutes]

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Week 10 - Everything I Needed to Know About Prostheses

I've always wondered that if one day we are able to build robotic prosthetics that look just like the real deal but come with all the perks of machinery (strength, durability, modification, etc.), would I willing amputate my arm and replace it with something artificial.

Most people probably haven't even thought about this, but it's something that I've been wondering ever since I saw I, Robot in 2004 and saw Will Smith's robotic arm (I would mention Star Wars here too because of Luke's hand, but I can't remember which one I saw first). I thought how awesome it would be to have something like that and hoped that one day it would become a reality.

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Week 9 - Everything I Needed to Know About Coffee

In this week's post, I learned about the history of coffee, its economic impact, and all the different cups of coffee you can drink. While I don't consider myself to be any sort of coffee connoisseur, I did want to get a better grasp of something that we drink every day without even thinking about it.

[Average Read Time: 14 minutes]

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Week 8 - Everything I Needed to Know About Interpreting Data in HubSpot

As someone who's worked in HubSpot for over two years now, I'd like to think I have a basic understanding of what all the data HubSpot gives us means. For those who haven't heard or HubSpot or just aren't that familiar with it, here's an elevator explanation.

HubSpot is a marketing and sales platform that allows us marketers, to track and nurture people using the inbound marketing methodology. It gives us custom data reporting on what everyone does on our website so that we can target them with content that they will actually interest them.

In this week's article, I am focusing on 3 articles that explain all the basics in HubSpot reporting and how to interpret various metrics. My 4th resource is actually a quick guide of all the anomalies and issues we've experienced while using HubSpot, so that hopefully you won't have to.

[Average Read Time: 14 minutes]

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Week 7 - Everything I Needed to Know About Unicorn Marketing

In late 2017, I was able to attend Inbound 2017 with two of my co-workers. For those who have never heard about it, Inbound is a 3-day conference hosted by Inbound Marketing software company HubSpot and focuses on everything inbound marketing.

This was actually my second time going, and while I learned a lot from all the various sessions and keynotes, one thing really stuck out and left a big impression in how I wanted to adjust my companies' marketing strategy. It's called Unicorn Marketing, and I was introduced to it by Larry Kim.

[Average Read Time: 18 minutes]

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Week 6 - What I Needed to Know About Vertical Gardening and Farming

Randomly throughout Facebook, I've seen posts and videos about entire warehouses that are being converted into gardens that grow up, not out.

Since then, I've always wanted to learn more about how they work and their effects on the agriculture industry, and now I finally have a reason to look into it.

So, in this week's post, I looked at 6 articles that range from small-scale vertical farming in your backyard to warehouse farms. I'll also look at how they work and what it means for the farming industry.

[Average Read Time: 22 minutes]

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Week 5 - Everything I Needed To Know About Ocean Pollution

In this week's post, I will be covering various articles related to the current state of ocean pollution. For a few years, I've seen various videos on how humans have destroyed ocean life, both through oil spills and through plastic waste, but have never dug into how that really came to be. And while I will focus on the issue of it all, I also want to learn about what's being done to remedy all of this.

[Average Read Time: 13 minutes]

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Week 4 - Everything I Needed to Know About The History of the American Farmer

Here is Week 4 of the 52 Week series on my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover six articles I consumed concerning the American Farmer, from how much it costs to start a farm to how we began using pesticides.

I am using this post to understand what it really takes to be a farmer, the economic benefit (or sacrifice) it entails, and how farming has changed and adapted over the decades.

[Average Read Time: 17 minutes]

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Week 3 - Everything I Needed to Know About Personal Financing as a 20-Something

Here is Week 3 of the 52 Week series on my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover six articles I consumed concerning personal financing, from retirement accounts to paying off debt.

While this is no exhaustive guide, it is at least a way for me to get a little foundation when it comes to financing and investing in general. These six articles are what I considered need to knows when it comes to personal financing as a 20-something.

[Average read time: 31 minutes]

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Week 2 - Everything I Needed to Know About Buying, Selling, and Investing in American Real Estate

Here is Week 2 of the 52 Week series in my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover 6 articles I consumed concerning American real estate buying, selling, and investing.

Many of the keywords and topics brought up here could have blog posts of their own due to the amount of information on each. But in order to not make this the size of a dissertation, I won't go into too many specifics.

[Average Read Time: 20 minutes]

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2018 - A Year of Learning

As the new year began to approach I realized that I hadn't come up with any new year resolutions that I would share with people but then never follow through with. I honestly can't recall any year where I actually set a firm resolution and stuck with it the entire year, and to be frank, I don't even remember what my new year resolution for 2017 was. I don't even know if I made one…

Regardless, since I am now at the mature and wizened age of 21, I thought that I might be at a point in my life where I could actually come up with something good and then stick with it. I knew that I had to do something big though, and also find a way to be held accountable.

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