How Old Will You Be When You Publish Your Great American Novel?

Society places a bizarre amount of weight on when a writer or artist creates their first truly successful work—blame our obsession with youth or tiger moms or whatever. Still, it's interesting to see if there's a correlation between your age and the best work of your career there's—this diagram helps us do just that. » 1/13/14 10:30am 1/13/14 10:30am

These 230-Year-Old Charts and Graphs Were the Very First Infographics

The Enlightenment gave us many foundational ideas: Gravity! Democracy! Infographics! Wait, what? Yep. One of the age's lesser-known byproducts was the niche field of "graphical statistics," aka data visualization. And it's made more of an impact on our world that you might imagine. » 10/15/13 9:24am 10/15/13 9:24am

How to Not Get Stuck Sitting Next to a Jerk at Dinner

Ugh, it never fails. No matter the size of the group, you always seem to get stuck sitting next to someone you'd rather not be—an overtly intoxicated uncle at your brother's wedding, a co-worker that believes closed-mouth chewing is more suggestion than rule, or the girl you wish you hadn't started a conversation with… » 3/12/13 4:40pm 3/12/13 4:40pm