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The Super Bowl’s Super Ad Spending

The Super Bowl’s Super Ad Spending.
Super Bowl commercials have always been intriguing.
We can’t help but wonder how companies pulled off those ideas.
How long did they prepare it?
How much did they pay for the actors?
How much did it cost them?
And that doesn’t count the actual number of live audience.
Ad Age data reveals a total of $4.5 billion ($5.9 billion, adjusted for inflation) spent on Super Bowl commercials in its first 50 years.
Yes, a lot of money!
It highlights Super Bowl’s super ad spending throughout the years.

How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage

How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage.
In most states, there is minimum wage and there is tipping minimum wage.
For those who earn the latter, most of their income comes from tips.
This is fine in nicer restaurants where tips can be substantial, but in places that depend on high turnover and low prices, restaurant servers need to work more tables per hour to earn the equivalent of minimum wage.
Kathryn Casteel and Charlie Smart for FiveThirtyEight have an interactive chart that shows how many tables servers have to work to make up the difference in different states.
Tables per hour makes the x-axis and hourly wage makes the y-axis, which means steeper slopes represents fewer tables to make up the difference.
That said, I hope people don’t interpret these numbers as servers at some restaurants have to work harder than others do.
Service at Denny’s isn’t quite the same as service at a four-star.
Rather, the main takeaway is that you should tip your servers.
That’s where they make most of their income.

When You Can Have a Beer

When You Can Have a Beer.
As you probably know, different countries have different legal age limits for drinking alcoholic beverages.
In the United States, the age is 21.
In some places in the world, there is no set age.
In most places, the legal age is 18 to drink a non-spirit beverage such as beer in a public place without a guardian.
The map above, based on data from Wikipedia, shows where in the world you’re legally allowed to drink a beer in a public place.
It’s slightly generalized and doesn’t take into account that in some places you have to be older to purchase the beverage, but it gives you a good idea of the age limits globally.
This by the way is part of new category I’m calling my sketchbook.
I need a place where I can mess around with different formats without worrying about what is the “right” way to do it.
Relevant tutorials: Choropleth Maps and Shapefiles in R / How to Make an Animated Growth Map in R

House Price Forecast 2017

House Price Forecast 2017.
Buying a house can be stressful if you don’t have any idea about how the property industry works.
So do your research and take advice from the experts.
Ask questions like, “What type of house my family would prefer?
Does the environment matter?
Can I afford it?” The point is, before deciding to buy that house, understand that there are more important things to consider.
Among these things, deciding about the cost is one of the most crucial.
Often, first-time buyers tend to get so excited that they forgot to consider whether it’s good to loan for an expensive property or settle for a cheaper yet convenient one.
Here’s a tip to help you prepare money for your new house: Research house price forecast for the year.
Check this infographic presented by eMoov.

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