Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
Someone mentioned that $400,000+ per year was commonplace in American households. That seemed like an odd comment.
With wildfires burning in the western United States, smoke fills the air. This is an animation of the air quality during the past couple of months.
The wind was blowing smoke and ash from wildfires further up north from where I live. The sky turned an eerie orange. I wondered about past fires and made the chart below.
There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.
What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.
I thought March was only 31 days, but the system seems stuck. Did anyone try turning it off and on again.
You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Your age is the new age.
30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch…
Working from home was an ideal that many strived for. For many, it still is, but for those with kids who have to learn from home, the schedule change is less than ideal.
There are over 1 million international higher-education students enrolled in the United States. This map shows where they reside.
Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others.
Based on estimates from the United States Census Bureau released for July 2019, Millennials are the largest living generation in the country now.
Here is the breakdown for each state in the United States, based on estimates from the American Community Survey.
In April 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated a national unemployment rate of 14.7%. It wasn't just the rate itself but how fast it spiked.