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Why I want to quit cable

There are good reasons to cancel cable, but there were a few channels and programs that kept me on. When you look at it in dollars though, it's hard to justify the value for the cost.

What costs more in 2011?

After seeing this article and graphic on the rising cost of food in The New York Times week in review, I was curious about how…

Who spends the most years in retirement?

Early retirement. That's what most people want, unless you're lucky enough to love working. When you have the luxury of retiring early though, why not…

In land of YouTube dislikes, Justin Bieber rules

Happy Friday, everyone. If you'll allow me, I'd like to take a moment to talk about something serious. In a move I believe is best…

Valentine’s Day importance

(This might look a little different for men and women.) Long before any relationship begins, Valentine's Day is just another Hallmark holiday to take your…

States with the most and fewest firearms murders

According to 2009 numbers reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, DC, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, and MIssissippi had the highest rates of firearms murders. On…

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving! Eat lots and lots and lots. Rest. Then eat more.…

Data Underload #24 – My Candy

One pound for them. Nine pounds for you. Happy Halloween. Watch out for flaming bags of dog poo on your doorstep.…

Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?

The third installment of Pixar's Toy Story is making a killing at the box office (rightfully so, because it's Pixar-tastic), but not all trilogies have…

Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy

If my wife, the physician, has taught me anything, it's that everything that has to do with the human body has a medical term or…

Data Underload: One Thousand Posts

On June 25, 2007 I published the first FlowingData post. Today, here is the one thousandth. I asked what I should do for this special…

Data Underload #19: First Date vs. Reality TV First Date

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Data Underload #18 – Sleep Schedule

According to WebMD, for 1- to 4-week-olds: "Since newborns do not yet have an internal biological clock, or circadian rhythm, their sleep patterns are not…

Data Underload #17: Famous Movie Quotes, p. 2

Carpe diem. Seize the data, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.…

Data Underload #16 – What’s that smell?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.…

Data Underload #15 – Life Simile

You never know what you gonna get. Life is also known to be like: a box of crayons, a park, a taxi, the surf, falling…

Data Underload #14 – Popeil Pitch

As corny as the Ronco infomercials are, you can't help but stop and watch late at night. It's all about the "set it, and forget…

Data Underload #13 – Corned Beef Recipe

For as far back as I can remember, I've always had corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, or at least on the week of.

Data Underload #12 – Famous Movie Quotes

Here's looking at you, data point.

Data Underload #11 – American Hockey

American interest in hockey went from practically zero to near Canadian status.

Data Underload #10 – Daily Crossword

Working towards the ultimate Sunday crossword.

Data Underload #9 – Big Graphic Blueprint

Go big or go home.
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