Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

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…

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100…

The Most Regional Names in US History

It was a challenge to choose a name for my son, someone who…

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where…

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at…

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the…

In search of food deserts

Last time I looked at where major grocery stores are across the United…

Doctor timeline for Doctor Who

I have yet to see a full episode of Doctor Who, “the longest-running…

The Most Trendy Names in US History

Names are incredibly personal things. It’s how we identity ourselves. We associate others,…

Grocery store geography

I’ve been poking around grocery store locations, courtesy of AggData, the past few…

What the Sexes Want, in Speed Dating

A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by…

The real A/C repair schedule

My central air conditioner started to suck about a month ago, so I…

What 3-D pie charts are good for

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

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…

Who spends the most years in retirement?

Early retirement. That’s what most people want, unless you’re lucky enough to love…

In land of YouTube dislikes, Justin Bieber rules

Happy Friday, everyone. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a moment…

Valentine’s Day importance

(This might look a little different for men and women.) Long before any…

States with the most and fewest firearms murders

According to 2009 numbers reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, DC, Louisiana,…

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…

Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?

The third installment of Pixar’s Toy Story is making a killing at the…

Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy

If my wife, the physician, has taught me anything, it’s that everything that…

Data Underload: One Thousand Posts

On June 25, 2007 I published the first FlowingData post. Today, here is…

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

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