Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details.
Sketchy summary statistics
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Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Restless Sleep With Age
It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse.
Shift Your Point of View to When America Was “Better”
How good or bad something is depends on what you compare against.