Strength in Numbers
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Existing mortgages with lower rates than new ones

For The Upshot, Emily Badger and Francesca Paris compare the rates of existing mortgages against current rates for new loans. A stacked area chart shows the large share of existing rates that are lower, which means a lot of people aren’t so eager to move, relative to the past 20 years. I’m in that dark maroon group. Higher mortgage rates, higher listing...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:20
✚ Chart Options When the Differences are Small But Worthwhile

Small changes over time or small differences between categories can easily look insignificant, even if they’re worth noting in real life. Here are chart options for you. I’m Nathan Yau. This is The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses,...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 22:24
Sleep Hours and Feeling Rested

As I peel myself out of bed in the morning after again not going to sleep at a civilized hour, blurry-eyed, I wonder what hours others sleep. Certainly, I must be in the majority. According to the National Health Interview Survey from 2022, I am not. Two-thirds of adults get at least 7 hours of sleep. Read More

Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:29
✚ How to Make a Cartogram with Packed Circles in R

In making an ever-important comparison between McDonald’s locations and golf courses in the United States, I wanted to use Dorling cartograms to show counts and which was more common in a given location. But my data wasn’t shaped quite right, so I broke it down and used parts of previous projects and tutorials. Become a member for access to this —...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 22:29
What happened to Japantown in San Francisco when residents were forced out by executive order

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt mandated that those of Japanese descent be sent to prison camps. Through the lens of recently released Census records, the San Francisco Chronicle examined the impact of forcing thousands of residents out of their homes. Over nearly a year, the Chronicle collected and analyzed this data, seeking to understand just...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 13:27
Scented products with potentially harmful ingredients

For Bloomberg, Daniela Sirtori, Madeline Campbell, and Marie Patino do some product counting: Data collected by the California Department of Public Health showed 108 potentially harmful substances listed as fragrance ingredients in everyday products ranging from face wash to conditioner, a Bloomberg analysis of database entries as of Feb. 6 found....

Tue Apr 16, 2024 13:45

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