Data Underload

7 posts
A 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. Read More

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Multiple Causes of Death

There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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This Age is the New Age

30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch that. 50 is the new 20. Or is 50 the new 30? Here’s what the Google says, so you know it must be true. Tags: age, Google, search

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Restaurant Reopenings

Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others. Read More

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Racial Divide

It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities. Read More

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Impact on Households in the United States

The Census Bureau has been running the Household Pulse Survey since April 23, 2020 to get some gauge for how the pandemic is changing things at home. Here's how things look so far. Read More

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Who Funds the World Health Organization

A couple of weeks ago — or maybe it was a couple of years ago, Iā€™m not sure — the administration announced it would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization. Here's what that does to the overall picture. Read More

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Game of Distraction

They say a watched pot never boils. So here's a game where you try to make the pot boiling by looking somewhere else. Read More

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