Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements - Some work as advertised. Others are just a waste of money.

Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time - Is this really all that surprising? Work, school, home. Rinse and repeat.

America's Wealthiest Religions - A Good Magazine transparency. Probably didn't need to be circular.

Measuring Tweets - Twitter is now handling 50 million tweets per day i.e. 600 tweets per second.

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Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.