Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.
"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common.
Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.
Some jobs are common nationwide, because they are needed everywhere. Others are more specific to geography. See where job falls on the spectrum.
These are the jobs in each state that are most specific to the place.
There's big money in wizarding worlds, galaxies far away, and various time-shifted universes. Let's take a stroll through the billions of dollars earned by franchises over the years.
Only 15 people have done it, since you know, it's not really easy to do. Here's how and when they did it.
Visit the best American breweries of 2018, based on RateBeer rankings, while minimizing travel time and distance.
RateBeer puts out a list every year for top 100 breweries in the world. Here are the states that cracked the list.
Many parents stop at two kids. Most are done by three. Still, everyone has their own timelines. Here are 1,000 of them.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. Sometimes.
We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it's time for the next step in the circle of life.
There's a space on the basketball court called "mid-range." It's actually not off-limits. In fact, people used to shoot these so-called "mid-range" shots.
About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do.
Based on the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks.
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.