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The Holidays Explained In 5 Charts

It’s that time of year again. Your uncle from Michigan is sleeping on your favorite recliner, your Grandma is making fun of your mom’s cooking, and your sister brought home her new boyfriend—who for some reason, only talks about the perfect climate for growing kale. It’s the holidays: the most wonderful time of the year….

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NYPD Mellows Out On Marijuana

The NYPD seem to be following Mayor de Blasio’s suggestion of relaxing on marijuana possession arrests. As of October 20th, New York’s finest have arrested 18,120 for marijuana possession. That’s a 40% reduction from the previous year of 29,906. While total marijuana arrests have decreased, the amount of tickets issued has increased dramatically. In 2014,…

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Gun Ownership Infographic

Gun ownership, and gun rights have become one of the hottest topics in the news lately. Perhaps that’s because of the increased number of shootings happening in the world today, or maybe because the political season is ramping up rather quickly. Whatever the case, gun ownership is one of the topics where people are either…

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China’s Air Pollution Experiment

Let’s clear the air, here. China’s air pollution is far from optimal. However, they recently conducted an experiment that drastically reduced emissions. Earlier this September, China held its 70th anniversary of World War II in Beijing. In preparation of the event, the Chinese government banned 2.5 million cars during the 2 weeks leading up to…

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New Study Finds 1 in 10 Women Drink During Pregnancy

Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds. What’s worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregnant women admitted that they binge drink, consuming four or more alcoholic drinks at a time, according to the report…

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Pick Up Lines With The Highest Success Rates

Dating is a whole new world. Previously, you were stuck with whoever was in your close circle of friends and acquaintances, but since the explosion of technology people now have access to potential partners all over the world. The downside? Competition. Sure, your mom thinks you’re amazing, but how do you prove that theory to…

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Minimum Wage Over Time

Arguments for raising the minimum wage typically go one of two ways. Those against raising minimum wage reason that it increases the operating costs for business, leading organizations to hire fewer people or only employee part-time employees to keep operating costs down. Those for raising minimum wage say that customers have more disposal income and are likely to reinsert their newly made…

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Infographic – Americans’ Views On Mobile Etiquette

Mobile Etiquette According To Americans We’ve all had that mobile etiquette situation before: You’re at Chili’s enjoying those Texas Cheese Fries, when you spot a family sitting across the aisle. No one’s talking to each other because they’re all busy scrolling through random hashtags on Instagram or watching Aunt Brenda’s snap story. Or worse: You’re at a…

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5 Halloween Charts That Will Make You Shriek

All Hallows Eve is upon us. That amazing time of year when you can hang a bloody skeleton from a flag poll, and everyone goes about their day like nothing is out of the ordinary. Aside from trying to scare the happiness out of every child on your block, Halloween has quickly turned into a…

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Star Wars Set To Break All-Time Record

For most Star Wars fans, this week’s been a long time coming. The biggest news was the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. In 3 days, the trailer already had more than 30 million views, but that’s what this movie franchise is all about: setting records. Although the Star Wars films are some of…

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