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.

Favorites

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

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.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.