10 Aug

Map of the Week: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a critically acclaimed television series, based on a dystopian novel by author Margaret Atwood, about a near-future when the continental United States has been taken over by an extremist totalitarian regime. The show has won over...
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3 Aug

Map of the Week: The American Rent Crisis

America can’t pay the rent. A 2017 report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that 8.3 million very low-income households paid more than half of their monthly income on rent, or lived in substandard housing....
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27 Jul

Map of the Week: Live Earthquake

Earthquakes are a much more common occurrence than one might expect. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are, on average, over 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater every year, which amounts to approximately 40 per day. Every movement...
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20 Jul

Map of the Week: Debt in the U.S.

This gorgeous map from the Urban Institute illustrates something very important: Americans have a debt problem. In fact, most statistics show that the majority of Americans are in debt – whether that’s ‘good’ debt, such as a mortgage, or bad...
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13 Jul

Map of the Week: City Smells

If you’ve ever lived in a big city, chances are you’re tired of hearing about how bad your city smells. It’s true, though, that wherever there are people there are the odors that come with them – car exhaust, trash,...
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