Myers-Briggs and politics
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Bad Chart Thursday: Who Are You?

I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory, in high school, and when I got my horoscope results, I admit that I was pretty amazed at how well it …

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Venezuelan election chart
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Bad Chart Thursday: Worst Chart in the Multiverse

This week’s chart is not recent, but I missed it the first time around, and it’s so terrifically bad, I have to share it in case you missed it too. …

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santalego
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The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

Are you a holiday procrastinator (like me)? Never fear, the Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide is here! For the skeptic, nerd, feminist, or all-around badass in your …

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NBCvoterschart
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Bad Chart Thursday: 60 is the New 65

All over the media, people are shaking their virtual fists at kids today for undervoting in the US midterm elections. Clearly, millennials are too busy taking selfies, texting, and playing …

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Fed drug contol budget
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Bad Chart Thursday: Guv’ment Spending Edition

So you want to make a deliberately misleading chart by doctoring a genuine one and you don’t really care how fake it looks because OBAMA? Maybe you have a poor-resolution …

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Cumulative cyborg deaths chart
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Bad Chart Thursday: Ebola, or Cyborgs, Will Kill Us All

I don’t know about you, but the first question I ask when hearing about a tragedy on another continent is WHAT ABOUT ME? So naturally, when I read this Forbes …

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StarLady Final
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How to Be StarLord/StarLady for Halloween, Cosplay, or Because It’s Monday!

A few months ago, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and immediately decided that I had to cosplay as StarLord at DragonCon. I’ve dressed up for a few previous cons, …

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cider growth
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Bad Chart Thursday: Big Cider

When I first saw the headline “The fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the US isn’t a beer, wine, or spirit,” I immediately assumed the simplest, most obvious interpretation—that some kind of …

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