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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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What Makes People the Most Happy

It's in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles. Read More

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Shifted Social Media Usage, Among Teens

Facebook took the biggest hit in the past three years. Snapchat and Instagram got more likes. Read More

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Working Remotely and Where the Time Goes

How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays. Read More

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Basketball Stat Cherry Picking

Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats. Read More

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Go Back Where You Came From

For a second, let's imagine that everyone with a immigrants in their family tree left the country. Read More

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Data, R, and a 3-D Printer

We almost always look at data through a screen. It's quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out. Read More

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