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The First-Timer’s Guide to Roasting a Turkey

Let’s be real: The holidays can be stressful. And if you’re in charge of cooking, extra pressure’s on to prepare the centerpiece of the holiday meal: the turkey.But if you’ve never roasted a turkey before, where do you start? How big of a bird do you buy? How do you prep and season it? And what…

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Interactive: An Interactive Visualization of Supreme Court Decisions

Last week’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling sparked heated debate across the web. The furor over the decision inspired us to take a look at The Supreme Court Database, which tracks Supreme Court rulings from 1946 to present. From segregation to life insurance benefits for adoptive siblings, there are many fascinating cases, many of which have…

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Hack Your Grill: A Foolproof Guide to Grilling

Column Five created this guide to average cook times to take the guesswork out of grilling. The guide provides average times for a wide variety of beef, poultry, pork, and vegetable items you might plan on throwing on the grill this summer—all you’ll need is a watch and a meat thermometer.

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The Bountiful Year

We created this infographic to help keep track of what’s in season when, because nothing tastes better than eating fruits or vegetables at the peak of their season.

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Presentation Design: 10 Tips for a Successful Group Brainstorm

A good ideation session is what creative types live for, but without guidelines, brainstorms can devolve into unproductive time-sucks. Follow these tips to make the most of your next brainstorm session.

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Motion Graphic: Explainer Video on Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are great for communicating complex information in an engaging way. By combining visual cues and auditory stimulation, these videos leverage the human visual communication system to maximize viewer comprehension. Explore the science behind their efficacy in this video, and if you’d like to learn more about how Column Five can help tell your…

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Presentation: The Value of Data Visualization

The Value of Data Visualization was created for presentation at the Richmond Federal Reserve’s “Unleashing the Power of Local Data” conference.

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Infographic: Thank God It’s Beer Friday

At Column Five, we celebrate Beer Friday every week. We’ve always wondered, though, exactly what—and how much—we actually drink each Friday, so we decided to find out. The following visualization is based on data collected from 45 Column Five employees, tracking all beverages consumed during work hours (with the exception of water) over the course…

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Infographic: Relive Some of ‘The View’s’ Most Memorable Moments

In an exclusive infographic, courtesy of Column Five, Mashable has a visual history of the iconic show, in the form of controversies, entries, exits and more.

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Interactive: Most Valuable Sports Franchises

When you’re in the business of visualizing data, you don’t see an official Forbes list headline and just let it go by. We flagged the Top 50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises list as a great opportunity to create something unique in the sports space. By introducing the data sets of Years Competing and Number of…

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