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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…

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.…

Unemployment rates over this past year

I took a look at unemployment rates about a year ago, and I got to wondering if it's changed at all over the past year.…

FlowingData book in the works

You read that right. There's going to be a FlowingData book, published by the fine folks at Wiley. With all the books out there about…

Exploring the Reach of Firefox

Once every blue moon I like to freelance as a short break from school work, and a few months back I got an email from…

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

Want more? Catch other Data Underloads.…

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.…

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam's Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

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.

World Progress Report is available – plus free College High

In case you missed your chance last time, I've got some good news for you.

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.