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Leading Causes of Death

It’s a beautiful snowy morning in New England. There’s a fire in the fireplace, and my husband is reading the newspaper with two pups snoozing away at his feet. It’s all quite lovely and picturesque. Well, it would be if … Continue reading

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Mekko Charts

I’m a long (long)-time devotee of the iconic Marimekko designs and textiles. I have Marimekko clothes (I’m sure they’re considered vintage now), and in my daughter’s bedroom I splurged on yards and yards of custom drapes made from Marimekko’s Pieni … Continue reading

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Hospital Charge Data — More Than Meets the Eye

I have watched with great interest as the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made hospital charge data available to the public, and different groups have begun reporting on it. I imagine that many of you share … Continue reading

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You Can Learn A Lot From a Watermelon Mojito

Sadly, the long, lazy afternoons making and sipping my favorite summer cocktail — a watermelon mojito — are winding down. I love this drink, made with fresh watermelon purée, mint, lime juice, simple syrup, and light rum. The layering of … Continue reading

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Visualize a New Approach

Hey, guess what I did last week? My husband and I finally realized our dream of owning a boat. We even named it Visualize — for all the reasons you might imagine. Yes, I can hear you all chuckling from … Continue reading

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How to Create a Geographical Heat Map

A heatmap is when color is used to encode quantitative values. The most familiar type is one that encodes values on an actual geographical map like those used in the Dartmouth Atlas. The Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented variations in … Continue reading

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