Aug 24, 2015  •  In Information, Science

5 feet 9 inches, 172 pounds

These renderings were made from the body scans of six different people, all who were 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds. V = the body’s volume, or the amount of fluid that would fill a container the same size as the body, in liters. With a BMI of 25.4, they are all technically […]

Jul 21, 2015  •  In Infographics, Information, Relationships, Web

The Disapproval Matrix

Where does criticism come from, and how should you handle it? Look no further than Ann Friedman’s Disapproval Matrix. Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, […]

Jan 21, 2015  •  In Beauty, Infographics, Information, Personal

100 Years of “The Perfect Body”

One of my favorite sections from Tina Fey’s 2009 bestseller Bossypants deals with body image: I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men […]

Oct 21, 2014  •  In Geek, Infographics, Information, Relationships, Web

Two Fascinating, Potentially NSFW Charts

I’m not sure exactly why I find these charts — depicting the various subjects and categories that turn people on and how they differ between men and women — so interesting. Well, duh it’s related to sex so it’s naturally intriguing. But I think for me, the science and research behind human attraction has always been captivating […]