Kevin Simler uses interactive simulations to explain how things — ideas, disease, memes — spread through a network. It always looks like concentrated chaos to begin, but then the things infect quickly. Adjust variables, press play, and watch them go.
Interactive explainer for how disease and ideas spread through a network
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Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad
Articles about stay-at-home dads and parents with even work loads might make it seem like dads are putting in a lot of hours in the household these days. Are they? How do they compare to moms’ work hours?
Burger Place Geography
After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.
When Straight Americans Lost Their Virginity
Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans.