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Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.