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Ages in Congress, from the 1st to the 115th

As I watched Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai field questions from the House Judiciary Committee it was hard not to feel like there was a big gap in how the internet works and how members of Congress think it works. Many suggested the gap was related to age, so I couldn’t help but wonder how the age distribution has changed over the years. You can see the median age shifting older,...

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Heatmap shows deaths by age in different countries

This interactive heatmap by Jonas Schöley shows mortality rates by age. Just use the dropdown menu to see the data for various countries. You can also compare male and female populations and countries. As you might expect, you can see mortality rates decrease steadily, especially in the younger ages. Spikes or abrupt color changes might indicate war or disease. [via @maartenzam] Tags: age, mortality

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Most Common Occupation by Age

As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies. Read More

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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. Read More

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Why time flies when you’re older

When you're a kid, a year seems like forever. Appending "and a half" to an age seems significant and necessary. But as you get older, the years seem shorter. Heck, I can't even remember how old I am half the time. Maximilian Kiener uses an interactive timeline to argue why this is. The more years you're alive, the lower the percentage a year actually is of your life. And eventually,...

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Turning 30, explained with charts

You get older as time passes. (That's how age works last time I checked.) You change, the people around you change, and you care more about different things and less about others. Cecilia Rabess describes the difference a decade makes in a series of humorous charts. It's funny because it's true. Excuse me while I get an IcyHot pack for my lower back and schedule an eye appointment. And why...

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