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How This Designer Tracks Every Single Aspect Of His Life

Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities — meals eaten, miles travelled, people met — and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves. In this video, Felton shares how and why he lives a quantified life.


The Science Of Happiness Explained In One Infographic

Happiness is a difficult thing to measure due to its subjective nature, but scientists have been trying nonetheless. Here is a compilation of some of the most interesting findings they have gathered so far packed into one big infographic.


A Real-Time Look At How Much The US Spends On Stuff

If there was any lingering doubt that we are a nation of consumers, this real-time infographic should all but eliminate it. Retale.com has illustrated the staggering amount of money being spent every second in retail and online stores, as well as on various products, in a chart that makes you wonder why anyone would ever worry about the state of the economy.


How To Survive Getting Struck By Lightning

Getting struck by lightning might seem like one of those impossible things more or less relegated to the world of idioms, but the truth of the matter is that it’s a lot more likely than we’d want to believe. So just in case, The Art of Manliness has created this handy little infographic on how to maximise your chances of survival should lightning actually strike.


How To Lie With Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is one of the most important tools we have to analyse data. But it’s just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we’ll take a look at three of the most common ways in which visualisations can be misleading.


A Step-By-Step Walkthrough Of The World's First Great Infographic

Data visualisation is an amazing way to get a point across. That is, when you’re making infographics that aren’t just dumb. Charles Joseph Minard’s famous visual telling of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia is one of the first great examples, if a little intimidating at a glance. And this explanation by the folks at Numberphile really helps bring it home.


The Daily Schedules Of The World's Greatest Geniuses

How did Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, Dickens, Darwin, Le Corbusier or Benjamin Franklin managed to be so productive and create some of the most important work in the history of art and science? Check out this great visualisation by Info We Trust and find solace in the fact that some of them didn’t actually work that much.


Let's All Cool It With These Stupid Maps

Maps are great. Maps help us get where we need to go and can sometimes teach us things about the world we live in. But unfortunately, the internet has been infected by a scourge of stupid maps. And stupid maps are making us dumber.


A Simple Chart Shows How Dogs Today Evolved From A Wolf

How did we get from wolves to dogs of all sizes? How do pugs and chihuahuas and pit bulls and English bulldogs and German shepherds and so forth all come from the big Grey Wolf? Evolution! We domesticated wolves by adopting cubs and feeding them and slowly changing their habits. Over generations, the wolves changed and created a new species which we humans selectively bred (over-bred, probably) to exaggerate certain traits to perform certain tasks.


Gorgeous Infographics Show What Made The Beatles Great

It was 50 years ago today (well, next month) that The Beatles took America by storm. And a graphic design duo is marking the anniversary with a Kickstarter collection of gorgeous infographics delving into every detail of The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me.


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