Patrick Eng
An Aspiring Rooster Teeth Employee

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Week 26 - What I Need to Know About Fire's Effect on the Human Diet

In the early days of humanity, ancient humans would consistently carry two things with them as they traveled around the world - language and fire.

While I'm sure my anthropology professor, professor Klauss, would be disappointed in me for not remembering all the different time periods for each stage of human evolution (i.e., ardipithecus, australopithecus, homo erectus, habilis, neanderthalensis, etc), I do remember his explanation of fire's impact on human life.

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Week 25 - What I Need to Know About Music's Affect on the Brain

Like facial reactions, music seems to be one of the those universal languages shared across every culture. It uses every part of the brain, whether listening or playing, and provides numerous benefits. It even has its own fancy science name, biomusicology.

We've probably all heard that myth about playing Mozart to babies in the womb, or just while they're growing up to make them smarter, but does that myth have an footing? Why do we say that music makes people smarter?

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Week 23 - What I Need to Know About Surviving in the Wild

When it comes to surviving in the wild, there are four basic elements that will get you through: water, food, shelter, and fire. These four things, while basic, are all you need to survive in the wild due to some crash, kidnapping, trek, or other disasters. Yes, it might seem basic, but surviving in the wild doesn't come with lattes and flat-screen TVs.

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Week 22 - What I Needed to Know About Birth Control

So why use birth control, besides the obvious? Well, doctors would prescribe some sort of birth control to women if they wanted to control acne, suffered from endometriosis, ovarian cysts, PMS, or had some sort of irregular menstrual cycle.

From my simplistic male understanding, birth control is basically a way to artificially control your body's hormones. And when hormones control basically everything, you can do a lot with it.

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Week 21 - What I Needed to Know About Helicopter Parents

While the term "helicopter parenting" has been in existence for almost 50 years, it didn't gain popularity until the last 10 or so years. The term was originally coined by Dr. Haim Ginott in his book Between Parent & Teenager as he addressed common issues found between parent-teenager relationships.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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