Have you seen the new #Squadless commercials the Anti-Smoking Groups released the past couple weeks across the U.S? If not, they are pretty funny (Commercial Here), and just one of many TV spots that have been very effective in reducing smoking over the past decade (I Think We All Remember the “Skin Tax” one). Their […]
The U.S. Open just ended this past weekend, with Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber winning a record $3.5 MILLION EACH, the highest total won as an individual in sports history (not including Boxing). I’ve been playing and enjoying tennis since I was 2 years old, but have not followed rankings and winnings since the early […]
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With March Madness fast approaching, I wanted to do an analysis of both the history (Part 1) of the NCAA Tournament as well as predicting the future (Part 2). For Part 1, I simply looked at the historical tournament performance by seed using a format from Matt Chambers that has become pretty popular in sports […]
I came across a great Airbnb dataset through InsideAirbnb. This data is so rich that it will most likely take the next month to dig into all of the data fields like availability and description. I anticipate there being a lot of insights in the rest of this data. Even more, there may possibly be […]
This month I chose to focus on Animal Pregnancies, a topic that has been covered very sporadically, with just a few infographics touching the subject in years. Articles are quick to point-out the vast difference between Elephants & Humans due to the “wow” factor (and the pageviews), but I’d rather look for some insights to […]
Something that has always fascinated me is just how expensive playing sports can be. Everything is fun and games when you (or your kids) are playing tee ball and scoring goals on those 2 ft high yellow soccer nets (you know the ones). But right around 6 years old, something happens. In the first few […]
Each year, hundreds of stores “leak” (feed news outlets) Black Friday deals. 2015 was no different, with places like Walmart, Target, Amazon and Best Buy leaking their best doorbusters up to 30 days early. The very smart and clever group of users at the Slickdeal Forums compiled a search friendly dataset of several thousands of […]