Data Underload

People worry about data overload. I say fooey. Maybe we just need to look at it differently.

How You Will Die

So far we've seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let's put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person's entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Most Common Use of Time, By Age and Sex

Typical time use varies by who you talk to. This interactive shows you the differences when you vary age and sex.

Counting the Hours

Every day is a bit different, but here is a wideout view of how Americans spend their days. Compare with your own time use.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Work Counts

Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Who Earned a Higher Salary Than You

Work changed over the years. Salaries changed over the years. I was curious: If you compared your personal income from present day, how would it compare to the distribution of salaries in previous decades?

Sandwich Place Geography

Subway dominates the sandwich chains.

Mapping the Most Common Races

Select one or more races for a quick comparison. Counties are colored by the most prevalent.

It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me

In English, there's an idiom that notes confusion: "It's all Greek to me." Other languages have similar sayings, but they don't use Greek as their point of confusion.

State Income Tax Brackets Charted

I’m sure you finished your taxes months ago, but here’s a chart of…

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here's by how much.

Where to Find Jeopardy! Daily Doubles

Placement of Daily Double clues, from season 1 to 31. Watch them play out.

Compare Worst and Best Commutes in America

See who has it worse off and better than you.

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don't all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

State Rorschach

Stare at boundary lines long enough, and you'll start to see weird things too.

Interactive: How Americans Get to Work

The way that people get around can say a lot about how a place is made up. Here's an interactive map that shows how people get to work in America.

Relationship Status Geography

Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.

Chart of Cousins

For every family get-together I go to, it seems there are more kids running around. I know that they are related to me somehow, but what do I call them? Maybe this chart will help next time.

Chart-Topping Songs as Graphs and Diagrams

Dreams, hope, and most importantly, love, mixed with some parties and dranking.

Looking For the Closest Casino

Casinos are everywhere. This interactive map tells you how close the nearest one is in sampled areas of the United States.

Where People Work and How Much They Make

Salaries for occupations with the same job title can vary across industries. This interactive shows you by how much and who works where.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here's an interactive to look.

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.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data

I combed through personal data that I've actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.

Coffee Place Geography

My fascination with the geography of place and businesses continues.