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Visualizing population density

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MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics are wrong. But here’s one that’s not: When you look at the 100 most populous counties in the USA, Manhattan (aka New York County) has about twice the population density of […]

Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

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Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help understand and overcome the behavioral obstacles that individuals face to financing their retirement.

How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

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In light of the good news today that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States, we thought we’d look when various states allowed same-sex couples to marry (if they did at all) before today.

Chances of going to college based on parent’s income

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What is the chance of a kid going to college based on parent’s income?

Winning streaks in baseball

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How rare are winning streaks in baseball?

Put the size of countries in perspective by comparing them to US states

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Wouldn’t it be cool for US readers to see how big foreign countries are by comparing them to presumably familiar US states?
Wouldn’t it be cool for non-US readers to see how big US states are by comparing them to presumably familiar countries?

Decide which frequent flyer program is best for your city

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Use our interactive tool to find out which airline has the most departures from your city

Visualize Prospect Theory

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Cool Prospect Theory Visualizer draws the curves for you.

What size will you be after you lose weight?

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REDDITORS’ BEFORE AND AFTER MEASUREMENTS ANALYZED Click to enlarge How many pounds do you need to lose in order to reduce your waistline by one inch? How many kilos do you need to lose to reduce your waistline by one centimeter? We wanted to find out. We were having trouble finding published data (though we […]