NaturalCycles Expands Its Contraception App Subscription Service In Europe

Contraception? Of course there’s an app for that, too!

Many apps offer family planning tools for couples looking to conceive. This Swiss startup, NaturalCycle, is using that data to help individuals engage in sex that does not result in pregnancy.

Now offering free trials, read on for more

Using Histogram for Data Analysis


After completing the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 5K race  I was curious: how many other runners had a similar finish time as I? What an Excel-lent opportunity for a Histogram!



A Histogram analyzes values, groups those numbers into bins, (population frequencies) of your choosing, and displays that data in a table or chart. The Histogram tool is part of the Data Analysis Toolpak. It may not initially appear on your ribbon, but is a cinch to install.

Adding the Data Analysis Toolpak

  1. On the Ribbon, click File, then Options.
  2. Click Add-ins.
  3. On the Manage drop-down, select Excel Add-ins and click Go.
  4. Select Analysis Toolpak and click OK.

For a simple Histogram, here’s what you will need:

  • Input Range: cells containing values to be reviewed. The range must be sorted in ascending sequence.
  • Bin Range: cells to act as virtual bins within which Excel will place matching numbers. For example, a teacher grading a test might use Bin values for the test scores she wants to lump together. Bin range is an optional; if left blank, Excel will create Bins.In my example (below) the Bin values are increments of one minute, between 17 and 37 minutes (the fastest and longest finishing times).
Bin range, using finish times from 17:00 to 37:00
  • Output: Location for the Histogram table. These options include RangeNew Worksheet, and New Workbook.
  • Chart Output: (optional) charts the Histogram table output.

Creating the Histogram Table and Chart

  1. On Data tab of the Ribbon, click Data Analysis. The Data Analysis dialog appears.
  2. Select Histogram and click OK. The  Histogram dialog appears.
  3. Select or enter the Input Range (e.g., E11:E2804) , Bin Range (e.g., K13:K32), and Output range (e.g. M12).,
  4. Check Chart Output.
  5. OK.

To download the sample file click JPM Corp Challenge (SF) Results

Watch this ~4m video to learn more.





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Comments and questions are always welcome!

Autoformat Calendar Entries

Crowded calendar giving you the blues? Automatically color calendar items by using Conditional Formatting.

Crowded calendar giving you the blues?

Good! Next, toss in some reds and the greens!

You can automatically color calendar items by using Conditional Formatting. Like Categories, conditional formats provide you with a visual method of classifying your calendar items. Once setup these formats go to work automatically, on new and previously entered items. Just assign a color to the condition (aka, criteria) you set, and whammo!  Technicolor splendor!

Using Conditional Formatting to Automatically Color Calendar Entries

Conditional Formatting (with Halloween/SF Giants colors)
  1. View your Outlook Calendar
  2. On the View tab, click View Settings. The Advanced View Settings: Calendar dialog appears.
  3. Click Conditional Formatting. The Conditional Formatting dialog appears.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Name area enter a name for the view format.
  6. Click the Color drop-down and select a color.
  7. Click Condition. The Filter dialog appears.
  8. Edit the settings on the Appointments and MeetingsMore Choices, and/or Advanced tabs, to create your criteria.
    For example, to create the FYI filter, enter FYI, INFO, NOTE in the Search for the word(s) area (using commas to separate search strings).
  9. Click OKOK, and OK to exit dialogs and return to the Calendar screen.
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