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Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.

— George E. P. Box, Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces, 1987

A favorite quote among statisticians.

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Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

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.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.