Data Visualization

Blog of the Data Visualization & Communication Course at OSB-AUB

This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization” John Tukey

Domestic Violence is Never Justified

There is a memory that I can never forget, every Saturday morning when I used to wake up at my parents' house, the first thing I saw was our neighbor Mrs. Karen and my mother having coffee. What’s so special about that right? In fact, what I couldn’t forget were the...

High Mortality Rate due to unsafe water and lack of hygiene in Africa

Sanitation facilities safely separate human waste from human contact, but when people don’t have access to safe toilets, they opt to defecate in the open, and exposed human waste is transferred back into people’s food and water resources. About one-fourth of those...

Tackling Lebanon’s Trade Deficit

Lately, Lebanon has been overwhelmed by hyperinflation: the value of the Lebanese Pound is plummeting as compared to the United States Dollar. More and more Lebanese Pounds are needed to purchase a dollar. The devaluation is partially caused by the fact that outflows...

GME Meme Stock and What It Represents

GameStop was heading towards bankruptcy, with hedge funds taking short positions in companies like GameStop, in which they borrow shares of the stock at a certain price under the expectation that its market value will be worth less when it’s time to actually pay for...

Beyond Borders: Bridging Child Mortality Divide between Africa and Advanced Nations

In Africa, low birth expectancy remains a significant burden, particularly for children. Several factors contribute to this bleak reality, including communicable diseases, maternal health issues, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. The problem is further made worse...

Iran Economy between Crisis and Collapse-2018

Iran Economy between Crisis and Collapse-2018 2018-2019 have been of the worst years for the Iranian people where Iran has witnessed compounded crises such as inflation, brain drain, poverty, unemployment, and inequality. As a result, I have exploited the World...

Women in the Workplace

Women are still a minority in some work fields, but there has been significant evolution in their representation over the years. As of 2018, women make up just over 50% of the workforce, which is a rise from 20% back in 1992. We hope to see more females entering top...

Poverty in the World’s Greatest Country

Poverty, poverty, poverty! A word still heard throughout the 21st  century. No country is safe when it comes to poverty. Even the greatest country in the world which is the United States of America suffers from poverty. Around 10.5% of the American people live below...

Literacy, Poverty, Early Marriage, & Domestic Violence

  Educate a girl, change the world - Malala Yousafzai Being a young lady and living in Lebanon, we always heard stories of women being beaten up, tortured, or killed by their husbands from our family members or friends. According to the World Health Organization...

Trends in Renewable Electricity Production

For the longest time, non-renewable energy production has been associated with power and wealth. While that remains apparent in the few nations that reap its bounty, another - uglier - side of the non-renewable energy production is coming more and more to light....
Exposing Thyroid Diseases

Exposing Thyroid Diseases

In the quiet corridors of our family history, a common threat is spreading across generations: thyroid diseases; which are a whispered secret, passed down from mothers to daughters, as if it is a legacy of hormonal imbalances that affect our entire life. But as I...

Air Pollution: A Harsh Breath to Reality

Air Pollution: A Harsh Breath to Reality

My Personal Experience It’s been for 5 years in my life that I live in a country where is located in Mediterranean coast and I felt a paramount difference in quality of life in the sense of what you breathe into your body and lungs. All my life until reach 18 years...

Silent Suffering: Unveiling the Darkness of Bullying

Silent Suffering: Unveiling the Darkness of Bullying

Recognizing the Issue Imagine being a young teenager, just trying to navigate the ups and downs of growing up. Now picture facing daily taunts, threats, and even physical harm from your peers. This is the harsh reality for many adolescents and pre-adolescents who fall...

The Social Media Reality: A Mentally Depressing One?

The Social Media Reality: A Mentally Depressing One?

My Teenage Years Throughout my childhood and teenage years, social media played a pivotal role in my life. It controlled how I think, what I do, and who I am friends with. I felt depressed and did not know why or how to stop it. As a young teenager, I wanted to prove...

Population Clusters and Housing Deficit in Jordan

Population Clusters and Housing Deficit in Jordan

"Urbanization" is a problem that many countries suffer from. It led to drastic demographic changes that led to negative effects in terms of political , social , and economical aspects. Many governments struggle to solve the issue of high density populated area and...

Healthcare Challenges in Nigeria: A Call for Action

Healthcare Challenges in Nigeria: A Call for Action

Imagine waking up every day gripped by the fear of succumbing to poor healthcare, a result of your country's negligence. Chukwudi, a 10-year-old Nigerian battling HIV in a nation with the world's highest mortality rate (164.24/1000 people). Is his fear justified? And...