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Chart-Topping Songs as Graphs and Diagrams

Dreams, hope, and most importantly, love, mixed with some parties and dranking.

Looking For the Closest Casino

Casinos are everywhere. This interactive map tells you how close the nearest one is in sampled areas of the United States.

Where People Work and How Much They Make

Salaries for occupations with the same job title can vary across industries. This interactive shows you by how much and who works where.

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.

Burger Place Geography

After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data

I combed through personal data that I've actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.

Coffee Place Geography

My fascination with the geography of place and businesses continues.

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, time, elevation, and location from…

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema, and a few years ago, for…

The Most Regional Names in US History

It was a challenge to choose a name for my son, someone who wasn't born yet, because I didn't know where to start amongst hundreds…

Pizza Place Geography

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

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 always been predominantly male, such…

Most popular porn searches, by state

We've seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national stereotypes, and even the insecurities…

In search of food deserts

Last time I looked at where major grocery stores are across the United States. Where you shop for groceries changes depending on what region you…

Doctor timeline for Doctor Who

I have yet to see a full episode of Doctor Who, "the longest-running science fiction television show in the world" but it was apparently really…

The Most Trendy Names in US History

Names are incredibly personal things. It's how we identity ourselves. We associate others, places, and points in our past with names. Maybe you recall a…

Grocery store geography

I've been poking around grocery store locations, courtesy of AggData, the past few days. There's a grocery store just about everywhere you go in the…

What the Sexes Want, in Speed Dating

A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by Raymond Fisman, et al. (2005), which represents about 8,000 dates by 551…

The real A/C repair schedule

My central air conditioner started to suck about a month ago, so I called A/C repair. It took them five appointments, four to assess the…

What 3-D pie charts are good for

3-D pie charts are never a good idea? Ha. You just got served.…