Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7 charts that show what happened to 31 million American college dropouts

Education in the United States

And then there's this guy:


Friday, July 25, 2014

CEO pay versus performance

Nobody Knows What Makes a Good CEO

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Salary by State

Here Is The Salary At Which Money Won't Make you Any Happier In Each State "Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new analysis by Doug Short, vice president of research at investment group Advisor Perspectives."

obesity by state

Mississippians Most Obese, Montanans Least Obese "From 2010 through 2012, West Virginia maintained the highest obesity rate nationwide while Colorado had the lowest. Five states -- Mississippi, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky -- have been listed among the 10 states with the highest obesity rates in the nation since 2008. Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California have routinely been states with lower levels of obesity -- all four have made the list of the 10 states with the lowest obesity rates in the nation each year since 2008."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Food by State

Every State in the USA, Ranked By Its Food and Drink "During America Week, a parlor game emerged among our editors, in which we discussed what state we'd want to eat and drink in for the rest of our lives if we couldn't move anywhere else. And, in order to prove each other wrong, we began to research, then really research, and then began to get deep into some weird food forums, and, at the end of it all, we realized we needed to do the most research possible and turn this into a story."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Marijuana by State

Pot luck "CALL it reefer madness. On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Marijuana is still illegal in most of America. But there are substantial activities towards more liberal policies. In 23 states the medicinal use of marijuana is allowed and more states are considering legalisation. Oregon and Alaska will vote on legalisation in November; Floridians will decide on permitting medical use. President Barack Obama has chosen to take a hand’s-off approach to the issue of legalisation in Washington and Colorado. Yet if a drug hawk were to succeed President Obama in 2016, a clampdown on pot could well be revived."

Minimum Wage by State

New Analysis Debunks Claim That A Higher Minimum Wage Kills Job Growth "A higher minimum wage doesn't have to kill jobs. The 13 U.S. states that increased their minimum wages on January 1 saw higher employment growth, on average, than the states where the minimum wage didn't change, according to an analysis by the Center for Economic Policy Research, a progressive think tank."

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Poverty Rate by State

The South Is Essentially A Solid, Grim Block of Poverty

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

State Of The Painkiller Nation

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Monday, June 30, 2014

States With the Most Gun Violence

There were more than 700 gun-related deaths — including homicide, suicide, and accidents — in South Carolina in 2011, or 14.8 per 100,000 residents when adjusted for age. Overall crime rates were also particularly high in South Carolina. More than 570 violent crimes were committed per 100,000 people in South Carolina during 2011, behind only to Alaska and Tennessee. That year, there were 5.5 firearms related homicides per 100,000 residents in South Carolina, up slightly from the year before and more than in all but three other states. Firearm-related crimes are usually committed many years after the purchase of the associated weapon. In South Carolina, however, nearly 28% of crimes occurred within two years of the gun’s registration, among the higher rates in the nation for crimes committed so shortly after their purchase.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Congrats, America. You have less economic opportunity than you did in 1970

"Americans today have more social and educational opportunity than they did 40 years ago -- but they have less economic opportunity, thanks to a bruising recession and the alarming economic trends that preceded it."

Friday, June 27, 2014

The State Where The Most Americans Drink Themselves To Death

This Is Where People Are Drinking Themselves To Death

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five ways the American health care system is literally the worst

Five ways the American health care system is literally the worst

Monday, June 23, 2014

The United States Of Uninspected Hospices

America's Growing Hospice Crisis, In 1 Map "The U.S. hospice industry is booming. Government data shows that in 2014, nearly half of all Medicare patients who die will do so as a hospice patient -- twice as many as a decade ago. Medicare will spend $15 billion on hospice care this year, four times more than in 2000, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission."

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What Each State Googles More than any Other

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/05/open-thread-utah-you-sly-dog Mainland USA According to Common Sense

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wait time for an abortion by state

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/15/missouri-abortion-waiting_n_5331758.html

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FERTILITY RANKING BY STATE

Roughly 11 percent of reproductive-age women in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, yet access to support and insurance coverage for fertility treatment varies wildly according to where they live. A map released Monday highlights the disparities, ranking states' so-called "fertility friendliness" -- a measure of the insurance "climate" and the number of fertility specialists and support groups, relative to the number of women with infertility living there. Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey were the only states to receive an "A" grade, according rankings compiled by Resolve: The National Infertility Association, in partnership with EMD Serono Inc., a biotech drug company that makes fertility treatments. Alaska, New Hampshire and Wyoming all received an "F." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/infertility-insurance-by-state_n_5175082.html

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...


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

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