Alternatives to a Log Scale

Alternatives to a Log Scale

Over in our private Academy Slack group, one of our members asked a solid, totally not snarky question about log scales. They’ve been common in visuals about COVID and there’s a fair question out there about how appropriate those are in graphs aimed at...
Title Charts Like A Journalist

Title Charts Like A Journalist

When you spend the bulk of young adulthood in research-focused academic institutions, like I did, you are steeped in a culture that tells you, explicitly or implicitly, that you can’t ever really make a claim. Taking a position on something can be seen as...
My Cringe-Worthy Choices

My Cringe-Worthy Choices

The theme of this blog post can be summed up with one emoji: 🤦 If you aren’t emoji-fluent, that’s the facepalm, a gesture made when you are internally dying of embarrassment over someone’s incompetence. In this case, that someone is me. I have failed...
Make Great Graphs in Google Sheets

Make Great Graphs in Google Sheets

If you’ve ever been in the audience of one of my workshops, you can tell that I was once a teacher. I use the same classroom management skills when I teach 100 adults how to graph as I did when I was teaching 25 kindergartners how to read. Back when I was a...
2021 Evergreen Mentoring Program

2021 Evergreen Mentoring Program

Life and death situations cause us to rethink our priorities and the pandemic has been no exception. I have seen so many of you come to the conclusion that you want more control over your day-to-day experiences and you are ready to take that tiny side hustle and turn...