Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Young Women's Well-being Declined Gen X to Echo Boom

I haven't been writing for the blog lately, but I have been writing.

Mark Mather and I, along with the team at PRB, published a new report on the state of young women's well-being in the U.S. across four generations?

The news?
Not so great for Millennials.

There has been progress in some areas (rising educational attainment, falling rates of cigarette smoking and homicide) but dramatic reversals in others (rising rates of incarceration, poverty, suicide, and maternal mortality).

Read the full report:
Losing Ground Young Women’s Well-Being Across Generations in the United States

Or watch the video:

Friday, February 24, 2017

More geeky jokes

If you follow me on Twitter (@DataGeekB) you know that I post a geek joke almost every Friday afternoon. Here are a few of my favorite statistics jokes, programmer jokes, and other geeky jokes (in no particular order):


Q: How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. It's a hardware problem.

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

If you give someone a program, you will frustrate them for a day; if you teach them how to program, you will frustrate them for a lifetime.


There is a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.

Child to mom: Why do I need to learn calculus?
Mom: It's an integral part of your education.

I was having fun making calculus puns, but then someone went off on a tangent.

Parallel lines have so much in common... it's a shame they'll never meet.

Romans didn't find algebra difficult. X was always 10.

Q: What do you get when you put root beer in a square glass?
A: Beer.

An infinite crowd of mathematicians enters a bar. The first one orders a pint, the second one a half pint, the third one a quarter pint… “I understand”, says the bartender – and pours two pints.

A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says "Five beers, please."

Hand over the calculator, friends don’t let friends derive drunk.

If 666 is evil, is 25.807 the root of evil?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An administration, by the numbers

While I am a fervent participant in policy debates, I tend to stay away from partisan politics in all things blog-related.

That said, this was too good to not share.

NPR compiled some key socio-economic stats on the nation when Obama was sworn into the white house 8 years ago, and the (spoiler alert) much better conditions the president elect will inherit.
The nation Obama inherited and the one he left for future generations