Results of a restless mind late at night.

Americans are Growing Bigger

We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.

How Much We Eat vs. How Much We Need

On average, we use less energy as we age, and so we should eat less. We don’t always adjust soon enough though.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here's a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Working Parents

Here are the mothers and fathers who work like you.

Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad

Articles about stay-at-home dads and parents with even work loads might make it seem like dads are putting in a lot of hours in the household these days. Are they? How do they compare to moms' work hours?

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it's time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Comparing ggplot2 and R Base Graphics

Figure out which is best with a side-by-side comparison.

Never Been Married

Some people never get married, and some wait longer than others. Let's look at these people.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Million to One Shot, Doc

Between 2009 and 2014, there were an estimated 17,968 visits to the emergency room for things stuck in a rectum. Here are those things' stories.

Why People Visit the Emergency Room

These are the top 250 products that people injure themselves on or with in a year.

How You Will Die

So far we've seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let's put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person's entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.