Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

How Much We Eat vs. How Much We Need

On average, we use less energy as we age, and so we should eat less. We don’t always adjust soon enough though.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here's a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Working Parents

Here are the mothers and fathers who work like you.

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?

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it's time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Never Been Married

Some people never get married, and some wait longer than others. Let's look at these people.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Million to One Shot, Doc

Between 2009 and 2014, there were an estimated 17,968 visits to the emergency room for things stuck in a rectum. Here are those things' stories.

Why People Visit the Emergency Room

These are the top 250 products that people injure themselves on or with in a year.

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.