We go places. They have names. What do these names mean though? The Atlas of True Names by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust can help you with that, replacing place names with the meaning of place names. California becomes the Land of the Successors, Texas is the Land of Friends, but forget all that. Who’s up for a visit to Illinois, the Land of Those Who Speak Normally?
Atlas of literal place names
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A Day in the Life: Women and Men
Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.
Household Types, Then and Now
Here’s how common each household type is and was — and how the makeup compares to a few decades ago.
How the Average Working Adult Spends Days
This is what you get when you add up all the days the average American adult spends sleeping, eating, commuting, and doing other activities.