Infographic: US Health Care Costs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

US health care costs are growing rapidly in the U.S., and national health spending is estimated to increase from 18 percent of the economy to about 25 percent by 2037. And while the price for medical services outpaces inflation, federal health spending is projected to grow from 25 percent of federal spending to about 40 percent by 2037. As health care grows faster […]

The Stephen King Universe Flow Chart

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Books, Infographic | No Comments

If you have read many Stephen King books (and I have) you might have noticed his characters have a habit of popping up across multiple stories, sometimes just as a quick reference, sometimes in a larger role. Well graphic designer Gillian James has created a handy flowchart that connects everything. Masterful piece of work. Well done.

Growth In Fast Food Portion Sizes

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Food, Infographic | No Comments

Via Brian Fung, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) charts the growth of fast food portion sizes since the 1950s. The average soda, it turns out, has grown sixfold. The average American adult, meanwhile, is now 26 pounds heavier than they were during the days of Frank Sinatra.

The American Diet In One Chart

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Food | No Comments

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

The End Of Fish, In One Chart

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Nature | No Comments

Via the Washington Post Wonkblog: Want to see how widely humans are scouring the oceans for fish? Check out this striking map from the World Wildlife Fund’s 2012 “Living Planet Report.” The red areas are the most intensively fished (and, in some cases, overfished) parts of the ocean—and they’ve expanded dramatically since 1950:

Where Your Money Goes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Government, Infographic | No Comments

The White House has a “neat” little calculator where you insert what you paid in taxes and it tells you were it was spent. Here’s where your money went if you paid $10,000 in income tax last year.

Visualizing Where Your Taxes Go

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Government, Infographic | No Comments

Via Mother Jones:  With DC embroiled in budget battles and April 18 fast approaching, a lot of Americans are thinking about where their federal tax dollars go. Most of us have no clue, as shown by the recent CNN survey in which respodents guessed that NPR accounts for 5 percent of goverment spending (wrong—it’s more like […]

Chart Of The Day

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Infographic | No Comments