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Fair Warning - Music tastes, vaping, and political predictions

Hello! My weird little quest to become an actual super woman continues apace: 3 runs a week, 2/3 bike
Fair Warning
Fair Warning - Music tastes, vaping, and political predictions
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #92 • View online
Hello! My weird little quest to become an actual super woman continues apace: 3 runs a week, 2/3 bike rides a week, kayaking, and walking. I have so many bruises, a couple of nice scrapes on both elbows from falling off bikes, and I have discovered muscles I didn’t even know I had.
Yesterday I went full bonkers and decided on a whim that after two weeks of running, I could do a Parkrun. I did it - 5km of running and walking, at my own pace, on a stupidly hot day, and while it’s not really about the time… I didn’t come last!
I feel good because I can tell I am improving every day and so there’s a sense of accomplishment as well as the rush of endorphins, but I also sort of feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. Is this what normal people feel like all the time? My God.

On the home front
Fears that too many British teenagers are using e-cigarettes may be overblown
Over the pond
Are You Rich? Where Does Your Net Worth Rank in America?
The link in this thread doesn’t work for me (to do with being outside the US?), but USA Today appears to have done an interactive piece on the history of slavery. I obviously don’t know if it’s good or not, but it’s interesting enough for me to WANT to read it.
Here’s Where The Amazon Is Burning And Why It’s Going to Get Worse
Odds and ends
What Does Campaign Rally Music Say About a Candidate?
Alberto Cairo wrote a nice and simple explainer on Scientific American which shows how you can easily misinterpret charts. Aside from “correlation is not causation”, I like this tip: “Consider whether the data represent the level required to make the inferences you want.”
Bad chart of the week
“Let’s compress 14 pie charts into 1 for no reason” (source):
I’m Soph, and I’m a data journalist from London currently in Cardiff. I write Fair Warning because I am really nerdy about data and I love pretty data visualisations.
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