Using anonymized cell phone data from Here Technologies, Sahil Chinoy for The Washington Post mapped how far you can drive out of major cities during various times of the day. I used to do the kind of math — as I muttered in rage driving out of Los Angeles during rush hour, which by the way is four hours long.
How far you can drive out of the city in one hour
This is an American Workday, By Occupation
I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.
People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?
Real Chart Rules to Follow
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.