Sunday, February 09, 2014

Nations Ranked by Quality of Life

Nations Ranked by Quality of Life

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Click MAP below to see the world-wide distribution of outbreaks...


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic - January 30, 2014

Please join me, Somerville artist Resa Blatman, for the opening of "Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic" at Tufts University on Thursday, January 30th, 5-7:30pm. The opening is free and open to the public, and the exhibit runs from January 30th through mid-May. The show features exquisite photographs of glaciers, icebergs, and Arctic life, by seven of the eight artists, as well as paintings by Diane Burko and Resa Blatman. The invitation is attached, but here is more info.... I hope to see you Thursday evening, the 30th! Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic (and downstairs is Tanja Softic's, Migrant Universe) Artists in Seeing Glacial Time, include: Subhankar Banerjee Olaf Otto Becker Resa Blatman Diane Burko Caleb Cain Marcus Gilles Mingasson Joan Perlman Camille Seaman Tufts University Art Gallery @ The Aidekman Arts Center 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155 (617) 627-3518 http://artgallery.tufts.edu __._,_.___

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Distribution of Homeless Persons in the USA


The Distribution of Homeless Persons in the USA

Friday, January 24, 2014

the past comes back to the future to bite us in the ass once again...

The 1977 McGovern Report on Obesity In 1972 we could have had McGovern as President. Instead we got Nixon and three more years of Vietnam War.

Do the red states have yet another state-of-the-culture claim upside-down and backwards

Divorce Rates Highest in the South, Lowest in the Northeast, Census Bureau Reports

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

anti-vaccination movement (US and world-wide)

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

Friday, November 22, 2013

MAPPING THE NATION

LINKING LOCAL TO GLOBAL

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Air Pollution Rate by City

Here are the world’s worst cities for air pollution, and they’re not the ones you’d expect

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Meth Laboratory Incidents by state


Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

What is the Most Screwed Up Thing About Your State?

The United States of Shame What is your state the worst at?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

States Where the Most People Go Hungry

An estimated 14.5 million American households had difficulty providing enough food for their families last year, according to a recent government report. In 7 million of those homes, at least one member of the family had to skip meals or eat less because money was tight. These numbers are more or less unchanged since 2008.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service report measures how many households have to limit their food options or even skip meals because they cannot afford enough or healthier food. According to the report, between 2010 and 2012, an average of 20% of Mississippi households had low or very low food security. In that period, an average of one in 12 Arkansas households had at least one family member skip a meal or eat less because of a lack of money. These are the states where the most people go hungry.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Food Stamp assistance by county in the United States

The landscape of food assistance Nearly 45 million Americans in 21.1 million households — 83% of them below the poverty line — received food stamps in any given month, according to a November 2012 report by the Agriculture Department. The average monthly benefit per household was $284. This map, created by Calvin Metcalf, Kyle Box and Laura Evans from American Community Survey data, shades each county by the percentage of its population that relies on food stamps.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Who says what where...

What is your generic term for a sweetened carbonated beverage? NC State grad student creates maps of regional dialects that take Internet by storm

Monday, June 10, 2013

from Health Affairs Blog...

The Uninsured After Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act: A Demographic And Geographic Analysis The Affordable Care Act (ACA) proposed expanding health insurance coverage by: 1) requiring states to offer Medicaid to people with incomes up to 138 percent (133 percent plus a 5 percent income disregard) of the federal poverty level (FPL), with most of this expansion funded federally; and 2) offering subsidies to help those with incomes up to 400 percent FPL purchase private insurance through newly created insurance exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated in March 2012 that the ACA would newly insure 30-33 million people, leaving 26-27 million uninsured in 2016.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Greatest Country in the World?

In What Ways America Isn't the greatest country in the world: 1) 7th in literacy 2) 27th in math 3) 22nd in science 4) 49th life expectancy 5) 178th in infant mortality 6) 3rd in median household income 7) 4th in labor force participation 8) 4th in exports In What ways America is the greatest country in the world: 1) number of incarcerated people per capita 2) first in defense spending equal to the total for the next 26, 25 of whom are allies 3) percentage of people who believe in angels Source: The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Which States Are Thriving in Innovation in the New Economy?

Rob Atkinson: Which States Are Thriving in Innovation in the New Economy?

The president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses the 2012 State New Economy Index, which identifies which states are thriving in the new economy, and which are struggling.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Best & Worst Places to be Born


A surprising map of the best and worst countries to be born into today

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Boy Scouts of America and Sexual Molestation

From the Los Angeles Times: There is no single predator profile, but analysis of confidential files shows 'grooming behavior,' a gradual seduction. For years, Scout officials ignored the advice of experts to study the files. Click for article: In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation


http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases

Monday, September 10, 2012

global debt clock

CLICK HERE to see the CURRENT GLOBAL PUBLIC DEBT

Friday, September 07, 2012

Maximum Speed Limits by State

Click the image to view US map showing speed limits by State.
Map by Daily Infographic

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Google Autocomplete Reveals the Fattest, Boringest, and Most Racist States in the Union

Try Google's autocomplete function to get information about states, countries, animals, etc.

Why is [state] ...
Why is [country] ...
Why is an [animal]...
Why are [animal] (verb)



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Divorce rate data

Divorce rates data, 1858 to now: why are divorces going up? Divorce rate statistics are going up after years of decreases. Is it the effect of recession? See how it has changed since the 1800s. The Data: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/28/divorce-rates-marriage-ons#data

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

State Of The Air - April 25, 2012

The American Lung Association has compiled a state-by-state map of air pollution measures. Learn about air pollution in your state here:

          http://www.stateoftheair.org/2012/states



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Click MAP on the left side if the page, just below INTRODUCTION.


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