While the highest-paid occupation differs from state to state, one thing is clear: if you want to earn a lot of money, being a doctor really pays.
Some people are lucky enough never to earn minimum wage, or to earn minimum wage only at the beginning of our careers. Others — including millions of Americans in service jobs that keep the economy going — earn minimum wage for years on end.
When PJ Mode began to purchase old maps in the 1980s, his attention was immediately caught by unusual maps that dealers weren't sure how to categorize — those that attempted to persuade rather than convey geographic information.
The lyrical locations in all the Beatles' songs cover roughly 25,510 miles around the world.
Five years. More than 150,000 shootings. How has gun violence marked your corner of the country?
Earning enough money just to meet your basic needs and set a little extra aside for retirement and emergencies is much easier said than done.
The Mercator projection makes landmasses near the poles look way, way bigger than they actually are. If you don't believe us, just spend a few seconds contemplating this GIF.
The US has a current estimated population of 327 million, whereas Canada has an estimated population of only 37 million. There are plenty of ways to describe, explain or visualize Canada's lack of people, but our current favorite for its sheer simplicity is this map.
The lifetime cost of commuting by car in major American cities ranges from $67,154 (in Stockton, California) to $182,886 (in Atlanta, Georgia).
When you scroll over the hexagon representing a state, the map shows you Google's autocomplete suggestions for three phrases: "why is [state]," "when will [state]" and "can [state]."
While some states have seen surges in housing prices, it looks like the real estate market still hasn't fully recovered from the crash.
Many of the definite references shown on the map are predictable after-effects of colonialism, but there are some wild cards, too.
Poverty is a problem in every state, but it's not the same magnitude of problem in every state, and it's varied a lot within each state over time.
The most commonly searched location on Google Maps during the Thanksgiving holiday may be department stores, but there are plenty of surprises when it comes to the uniquely popular search trends of each state.
Which country has the most billionaires and how much is their total wealth accumulated?
With hurricanes, it's easy to see the size of the storm on radar pictures, but it's a little harder to get a handle on wildfires, which can shift and grow rapidly.
We've all likely watched these videos more than once — okay, maybe more than a dozen times — but according to YouTube's search data, not all states share the same taste in viral videos.
7.7 billion people live on Earth, spread across the globe in rural, suburban, urban and extremely dense urban environments. But what if all 7.7 billion of us lived an extremely dense megacity like Mumbai?
If you're thinking of a world map, you're probably thinking about the Mercator projection, which flattens the globe into a rectangular presentation — and in the process, severely distorts the size of areas closer to the poles.
Looking for a job? Your best bet might be Lake Charles, Louisiana, which has seen a staggering 28.3% increase in jobs since 2013.
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