This week’s #MakeOverMonday was timely for me. I was at a party yesterday and talking to an old friend about why we live in Arizona and endure the excruciating heat all summer long. She talked about moving somewhere cooler that does not have a lot of snow or get cold for long periods of time. […]

Source: Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman, Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines, The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2015, http://graphics.wsj.com/infectious-diseases-and-vaccines/ Image: https://givingcompass.org/article/washington-declares-public-health-emergency-over-measles-outbreak/ With public health officials declaring emergencies related to the current measles outbreak, I thought I would share some data visualizations related to the impact of vaccines on infectious diseases. These […]

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

Readers: I am hosting Tableau training this week at work. It is always a good feeling watching the newbies working with Tableau and getting excited about how easy and fun it is to be able to visualize their data. Since I never had any formal training with Tableau, I have been sitting in the class […]

NPR has written a lot about how income has changed (or not) for the rich, middle class and poor in the U.S. In the past, however, they have written much less about what the rich, middle class and poor actually do for work. To remedy that, NPR made this graph. It shows the 10 most popular jobs in […]