Women Didn't Abandon Rom-Coms, Roms-Coms Abandoned Women

Rom-Coms are not in a good place right now, as lamented by The Atlantic and our very own Tracy Moore. The chart above–based on figures from Box Office Mojo–shows just how badly the genre has tanked, as inflation-adjusted domestic ticket receipts (left axis) have plummeted despite a huge number of releases (line… » 5/20/13 3:50pm 5/20/13 3:50pm

Americans Spend Billions on Beauty Products But Are Not Very Happy

Beauty Vs. Happiness, a new infographic by Feel Unique compares global stats: How does the cash spent on cosmetics compare to a nation's feeling of contentment? The answer may surprise you: The United States is number one in cosmetics spending, yet ranked number 23 on the world's "satisfaction with life" ranking. Japan… » 8/06/12 2:40pm 8/06/12 2:40pm

Depressing Visualization Of The Increase Student Loan Debt Over 20…

Economic times are tough right now, I think we can all recognize this. But something that really gets by britches in a knot is how infrequently the political talking heads discuss the exponential increase in student loan debt among young Americans. This chart is proof as good as any to those who don't "believe" that our… » 12/13/11 3:20pm 12/13/11 3:20pm

How Much Should You Drink At Your Office's Holiday Party This Year?

It's December, and for many of us that means it's the time of the year we're allowed to get completely fucked up with our coworkers. Or is it? GrubStreet has provided us with a handy chart that will tell you exactly how many drinks you're allowed to imbibe in relation to your position at the company. The chart is open… » 12/01/11 5:30pm 12/01/11 5:30pm

A History Of Presidential Races, Broken Down By Weight

All of this speculation about Chris Christie's weight — and whether or not it will affect his ability to become the next President — gives us the perfect reason to take a look back at the size, weight, and height of political candidates of the past. This Op-Chart, published in 2008 by the New York Times, does exactly… » 9/29/11 4:35pm 9/29/11 4:35pm

Chart: How Much To Tip In Every Situation

This handy infographic spells out exactly who you should be tipping — and how much you should be tipping them. While some of the suggestions (like tipping your waiter 15-20%) are no-brainers, there are still some grey areas where tips hinge on more than the cost of the service itself. For example: tip your bartender… » 8/24/11 4:25pm 8/24/11 4:25pm