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How do Americans spend their days?

One of my favorite data graphics is an interactive piece by The New York Times that shows how Americans spend their day, based on the…

Visualize This: Spotted in the wild

It's been about a month since Visualize This came out, but it took a while for it to sink in. I mean, I don't feel…

Brand sentiment showdown

There are many brands on Twitter that exist to uphold an image of the company they represent. As consumers, we can communicate with these accounts,…

Visualize This: eBook formats and sample chapter

Last week I announced the release of Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, and I have to admit: I was…

Visualize This: Published

Right now, at this very moment, I have an actual physical book on my desk, with my name on it, that says Visualize This: The…

Where the aliens are flying their UFOs

I came across some UFO sightings data on Infochimps, from the National UFO Reporting Center, and it seemed like a good excuse to mess around…

Visualize This: Preview

Some little birds told me that they received their "coming soon" notifications from Amazon about Visualize This. Exciting. (Thanks, pre-orderees :). I just got the…

Largest data breaches of all time

As I'm sure you know, Sony has been having all sorts of data breach problems lately — namely a million passwords from the Sony Pictures…

Visualize This: Brainstorming book ideas

When I first got the opportunity to write a book, I was excited about it, and then I had to figure out what I was…

Seven year itch: When do people get married and divorced?

The United States Census Bureau just released results from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) on marriage and divorce, and my wife and…

Geographic breakdown: Where do major airlines fly?

Ever since seeing the Facebook friendship map and later, the map of scientific collaboration, I've been looking for an excuse to play with great circles.…

Visualize This: From my editor

Thanks for yet another very enjoyable chapter. If I had known statistics would be like this, I would have actually taken classes. This is from…

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…

Are gas prices really that high?

Since we're on the subject of US gas prices, let's take a look at how they compare to the rest of the world. Having talked…

Watching the growth of Costco warehouses

Costco is one of the best stores ever. It's got everything you need in gigantic volumes and more, so you can imagine my delight when…

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…

Finding Global Agenda Councils who should work together

This past month, the World Economic Forum convened in Dubai to discuss issues on the global agenda. There are about 700 members who belong to…

Happy Turkey Day

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

Making recalls and market withdrawals more accessible

Last week I found out that the FDA has a feed for all product recalls and market withdrawals since 2009 and an RSS feed with…