Best of FlowingData – July 2010

Thanks again, everyone for sharing FlowingData. It was another good month, and it wouldn’t be the same without you. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month, based on views, comments, and links.

  1. Flowchart to lifelong happiness
  2. History of The Beatles as told by their hair
  3. How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time
  4. Periodic table of swearing
  5. Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing
  6. Citizen’s guide to fancy pants coffee drinks
  7. Flowchart shows the startup business cycle
  8. 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs
  9. Who participates online, by age
  10. How Britain has changed since 1997

And remember – the FlowingData forums is still a great place to get your data questions answered, share tasty links, and post visualization job openings.

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Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.