Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
What to Call Your Distant Relative
When you have a big family, it's a challenge to figure out how everyone is related. So here are some charts to help you figure it out.
Who Makes More Money
Someone mentioned that $400,000+ per year was commonplace in American households. That seemed like an odd comment.
Air Quality Mapped Over Time
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.
Timeline of California Wildfires
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.
Multiple Causes of Death
There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.
Redefining Old Age
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.
2020 Progress Bars
I thought March was only 31 days, but the system seems stuck. Did anyone try turning it off and on again.
Finding the New Age, for Your Age
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.
This Age is the New Age
30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch…
Parenting and Work Schedule During the Pandemic
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.
Map of Foreign Students
There are over 1 million international higher-education students enrolled in the United States. This map shows where they reside.
Restaurant Reopenings, a Comparison to Last Year
Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others.
Age Generation Populations
Based on estimates from the United States Census Bureau released for July 2019, Millennials are the largest living generation in the country now.
Race and Origin in the United States, by State
Here is the breakdown for each state in the United States, based on estimates from the American Community Survey.