Data Underload

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Goodbye, Mid-Range Shot

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. Read More

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Single-Income Occupations

About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do. Read More

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Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool

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. Read More

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Growth of Subreddits

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. Read More

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Shifting Death

The most common causes of death change as you age. They have also shifted over the years. This animation shows the details of these changes. Read More

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Risk is Relative

While a drink a day might increase your risk of experiencing an alcohol-related condition, the change is low in absolute numbers. Read More

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Cuisine Ingredients

What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different. Read More

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3-D-Printed Time Series Plates

After seeing a 1950s physical visualization, I wondered if I could follow a similar process using modern techniques. Read More

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Most Common Jobs, By State

Instead of looking at only the most common job in each state, I found the top five for a slightly wider view. You still see the nationally popular occupations — drivers, cashiers, and retail workers — but after the first row, you see more regional and state-specific jobs. The sore thumb in this picture is Washington, D.C., whose top five ordered by rank was lawyers, management analysts, administrative assistants, janitors,...

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A Diagram of All the Batteries

If parenthood has taught me anything, it’s that when your kid’s toy needs a battery, you will not have the right size. This is a simple fact of life. In the most recent challenge to this pillar of truth, a Gekko toy (from the show PJ Masks, obviously) needed a button cell battery. I dug into my battery drawer — a reflection of toys past — naively thinking that I...

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