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This is a Heat Map of Individual American Debt, State-by-State

Let the irony sink in: when discussing states with the highest amount of average debt per individual, apparently Washington, D.C. residents lead the way. According to a joint graphic put together by visual agency Column Five and global information services company Experian, the average individual ...
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Photographs from a Sacred American Suburb

Photographer Tom M. Johnson grew up in Lakewood, a suburban town outside of Los Angeles. After many years of traveling and living abroad, the artist now has a different view (as most people do) of his home country and town. ...
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What’s in a Name? The US Atlas of True Names

To many people, place names have a special meaning. Take California for example: to a number of people it signifies fun times, warm weather, beautiful nature and movies…. but what does the word ‘California’ actually mean? Grabbing this fascinating new ...
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Abandoned America: Neglected Architecture of the Past

America is a young country. Attracting people from all over the world seeking new opportunities and livelihoods. The nation grew rapidly and in its growth built many buildings to accommodate the population and its needs. There were factories for jobs, ...
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A Detroit High School, Then and Now

No other American city has been quite so effected by boom and bust as Detroit. A once bustling metropolis famous for being the production hub of the US auto industry, the city is perhaps most famous now for its blocks ...
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One Hot Year: Visualizing US Fires in 2012

By just about any standard, 2012 was a massive year for U.S. wildfires. According to data from both the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and NASA, over 9.1 million acres burned this year… and that was only tracking until November ...