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Everything We Learned in 2015

Another year has passed, and as we get older, we hope we get a little wiser. At Column Five, we’re lucky to work with a great crew of people, both the team here and at our sister companies Visual News and Visage. At a recent team meeting, we began to reflect on the last year and realized…

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5 Christmas Charts That Sum Up The Holidays

We love Christmas just as much as the next guy, but we also know that the holiday season can be rather stressful. I mean, after wrapping my 28th gift this season I just decided to deliver the rest of the gifts in the Amazon box it came in. So to help spread some holiday cheer,…

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College Football Playoffs: The Odds Of Your Team Winning

Last year was the first time the NCAA switched to the “playoffs” structure for college football. A select committee decides the best 4 college football teams are in the nation, which all play for the national title. This year, the four best teams are (1) Clemson (2) Alabama (3) Michigan State (4) Oklahoma. Therefore, (1) Clemson…

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Kobe Bryant’s Career by the Numbers

Kobe Bryant just announced he’ll be retiring from basketball after the completion of the 2015/2016 NBA season. There’s no denying the legendary player’s had an incredible journey over the last 20 seasons. Not having attended college, Kobe instead came straight to the NBA after high school. After being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe was traded…

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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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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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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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