Map: Where Does The United States’ Immigrant Workforce Come From, And How Much Money Are They Sending Home?

February 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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International immigrants all over the world sent a total of $529 billion in remittances back to their home countries in 2012, according to the World Bank.

More than 20 percent of all the money sent home by immigrants globally originated in the United States, more than any other country in the world. People living in the U.S. sent a total $123 billion to friends and family living in other countries in 2012. That’s 0.75 percent of the United States’ GDP in 2012.

Click here to see how remittance outflows in the U.S. have changed over the years and which countries received the most in remittances from the U.S.

Map: Fast Food Workers Strikes And Protests

December 5th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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An interactive map of every single fast food strike and protest that took place on December 5, 2013, based on information provided by a Fast Food Forward spokesperson. Click here for the interactive version, and for the full story.

Chart: Android vs. iOS

November 11th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


Just a little more than a year ago, in May 2012, Android’s market share surpassed that of Apple iOs for the first time. Back then, Apple’s share of the world market was 22.95 percent, and Android’s 23.81 percent — a difference of less than 1 percent, according to data tracked by StatCounter. Today, Android runs on 43 percent of all the world’s smartphones while Apple iOS still runs on one in five smartphones.

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Click here for an interactive map of 227 countries color-coded by the dominant mobile OS in the region.

Map: The Lost Wallet Experiment

September 26th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Reader’s Digest wanted to know how honest world cities are, so it “lost” 192 wallets in 16 cities — that’s 12 wallets in each city — to see how many would be returned. Each wallet contained the $50 equivalent of the local currency, as well as a name, phone number, family photo, coupons and business cards.

Click here for the full story.

Map: Minutes Of Minimum Wage Work To A Big Mac

August 19th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Just 18 minutes of minimum wage work in Australia earns you a Big Mac, but in Afghanistan and India it takes around 6 hours.

Click here for the full story.

MAP: The Most Unsustainable Countries In The World Are All Concentrated In Africa

June 24th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Sudan are the four most dangerously unstable countries in the world, according to the just released Failed States Index, compiled by the Foreign Policy Group and the Fund For Peace.

Click here for the full interactive map.

Maps: This Is Why Implementing Gun Control Will Be So Hard

January 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

The easy answer: economics. The demand for guns and ammo has never been higher. In 2012, the FBI conducted more background checks on people who wanted to buy guns than ever before.

Take a look at this series of maps that show how many people wanted to buy guns in 2012, and how many people the gun industry employed at last count.

Maps: Foreclosed!

October 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

More than 105,000 foreclosure notices were issued in New York City between 2001 and 2011. This interactive graphic offers a year-by-year, neighborhood by neighborhood view. (This interactive was featured on the NYCityNewsService)

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