More than 700,00 people live in assisted-living centers, where they get help with daily activities like bathing and dressing. Most of the residents have multiple chronic health conditions.
The United States lags behind most of the world’s developed nations in rankings of the best places for mothers, especially working mothers. One reason is that the careers of many Americans demand schedules incompatible with the requirements of parenthood. Having no available middle ground, some primary caregivers (mostly mothers) leave their careers. If they do later return, they nearly always do so at salaries and positions well behind peers who did not interrupt their careers.
The Maya noted important dates using the Long Count, a 5,125-year cycle of 13 bak’tuns, each about 394 years long. In three years, a new bak’tun cycle will begin.
Most of the nation shifted to the right in Tuesday’s vote, but not far enough to secure a win for Mitt Romney.
The New York Times today released an informative yet beautiful infographic titled “Over the Decades, How States Have Shifted” [nytimes], designed by Mike Bostock and Shan Cartner. The interactive, vertical Sankey diagram reveals the party-based voting patterns of all US states during the last presidential elections.
The New York Times recently examined the body language of the US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. For the motion capture and gesture recognition they partnered with experts in movement analysis from the the NYU Movement Lab.
Related: Follow tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate on Sunlight Live at 9pm EST.
The elections season is in full swing, and the New York Times graphics department ramps up its election coverage. With newly hired Mike Bostock teamed up with the Times’ interaction guy, Shan Carter, I’m sure we’re in for some interesting work.
Olympics vs Mars
Race of the Ages
A delightful animated visualization from the New York Times places every gold medal winner in Olympic history in the men’s 100 meter sprint on the same track to compare how they would have done against each other.
Usain Bolt still wins. What’s remarkable is that Carl Lewis, the last man to successfully defend his 100 meter crown, wouldn’t even come close to medaling, and Tom Burke, the 1896 winner, would be a full 60 feet behind with his winning run of 12 seconds.
Image: Screenshot of All the Medalists: Men’s 100-Meter Sprint, via the New York Times.