Posts about Lifestyle
  • 1 Jan 2014 On Holiday Weight Gain and New Years' Resolutions

    Now that the holidays are over and a new year has started, it's time to take stock of the weight we have gained, and to decide how to stick to our recurring new year's resolution of getting that Bora body in time for summer. To help with that, let's take a look at holiday weight gain data and listen to a podcast on commitment devices - self-imposed punishments that keep you focused on the goal.

  • 26 Jan 2014 On Your Life Expectancy : Chronic Behaviors and Longevity Returns

    Everyone says that smoking can drastically reduce your life expectancy by introducing all sorts of complications, but the question is: how much of your life are you sacrificing, stick by stick? Know the answer to this question and for many other chronic behaviors by reading on!

  • 9 Mar 2014 On the Probability of Mortality

    Everything carries a risk, and nothing has preoccupied the human mind more than the risk of death. What are the safest (and most dangerous) modes of transportation? What activities commonly regarded as risky, really are? Let's find out.

  • 19 Mar 2014 On Using Data to Choose your Next Vacation Destination

    Are you looking for somewhere to lose yourself, experience new things, or just sit back and relax? We can take data on flights from the Philippines and construct a circular dendogram that allows you to view all your potential destinations and the airlines that service the route at a single glance.

  • 15 Jun 2014 On the Overweight and Obese : 1 in 4 Filipino adults are overweight, 1 in 20 are obese

    A report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveals that obesity for both children and adults is on the rise in the Philippines. While girls are less prone to obesity than boys early on, this trend reverses as they become adults. However, both sexes are still losers in the battle of the bulge, as obesity rates increase as they age.

  • 19 Oct 2014 On Coffee Coverage : Starbucks store density in Metro Manila

    Some people just can't start the day without having a cup of coffee. By taking a look at the city-specific distribution of Starbucks stores around Metro Manila, we can see where the coffee guzzlers are located.