Results of a restless mind late at night.

Counting the Hours

Every day is a bit different, but here is a wideout view of how Americans spend their days. Compare with your own time use.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Work Counts

Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Who Earned a Higher Salary Than You

Work changed over the years. Salaries changed over the years. I was curious: If you compared your personal income from present day, how would it compare to the distribution of salaries in previous decades?

The Statistical Atlas that Keeps On Going

I already revived the first Statistical Atlas of the United States from 1870 with modern data, but there's still more data to look at. So I kept on going.

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.

Brewing Multivariate Beer

I was toying around with the idea of multivariate beer, where the ingredients varied by county demographics. Could I taste the difference? Here's how the experiment went.

Sandwich Place Geography

Subway dominates the sandwich chains.

Mapping the Most Common Races

Select one or more races for a quick comparison. Counties are colored by the most prevalent.

It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me

In English, there's an idiom that notes confusion: "It's all Greek to me." Other languages have similar sayings, but they don't use Greek as their point of confusion.

State Income Tax Brackets Charted

I'm sure you finished your taxes months ago, but here's a chart of the tax brackets and rates in all the states in case you're interested. Each segment represents a…

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

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

Where to Find Jeopardy! Daily Doubles

Placement of Daily Double clues, from season 1 to 31. Watch them play out.

Compare Worst and Best Commutes in America

See who has it worse off and better than you.