An interesting visualization of various physical characteristics (compared across both sex and ethnicity) and how they increase or decrease the risk of certain diseases/conditions like Alzheimer's, cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc. More here.
Great visualization showing how much radiation people encounter daily and relates that to catastrophic events such as Fukushima and Chernobyl.
Mapping mortality data in the Crimean War, circa 1858.
This is a visualization of the color of my daughter's bowel movements as her diet changed over the first 20 days of life.Dots are watercolor paint on cotton paper approximating color. More about the change in poop color over the first days is here.
According to the Daily Express, 45-year-old former Cardiff University lecturer Cliff Arnall has attached numbers to the factors and created a happiness formula -- O + (N x S) + Cpm/T + He.
When a value for being outdoors (O) is added to nature (N) multiplied by social interaction (S), added to childhood summer memories (Cpm) divided by temperature (T), and added to holiday excitement (He) then the third Friday in June comes out as the optimal day for peak happiness.
I went looking for what people had already done in the realm of 'mapping happiness," and came across the NYTimes own project. It's a fairly literal representation of the data they are provided with, but its interesting nonetheless.
For Tuesday, Feb 28 To kick-off the next project, Marie Frogeard, Graduate Student at Penn's Postive Psychology Center, will join us for discussion.
View these short videos:
- The CES-D questionnaire
- The General Happiness Questionnaire
- The PANAS
- The Satisfaction with Life Scale
And complete the reading:
Doing the right thing - Measuring Well-being Read section 2, "Subjective measures of well-being" and section 4, "Psychological theories of well-being."
Above, Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues Habit Tracker, a tool for daily reflection on how well he was following his 13 Virtues: Silence Order Resolution Frugality Industry Sincerity Justice Moderation Cleanliness Tranquility Chastity Humility