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

Black Lives Matter

Patrick Lynn Warren Sr., Vincent “Vinny” M. Belmonte, Angelo Quinto, Andre Maurice Hill… What do these names mean to you? Probably nothing. Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Lebron James… you probably got excited just hearing their names. Well, the first group of people...

Infant Mortality: More than a Baby Loss

"When you carry a life and it's there, and then gone, a part of your soul dies. Forever." As per Wikipedia, Infant Mortality is the death of young children under the age of One Also, as per Wikipedia, there are other types of Infant Mortality which are: Neonatal: a...

Children Rights In the Arab World

The Arab world is considered one of the most youthful regions in the world. More than half (54%) of the total population are aged below 25 compared to 48% for the rest of the world. Given the important contribution adolescents and children will have in securing their...

Tomatoes in Lebanon

Tomatoes in Lebanon: Production in relation with area harvested

Expenditure on Education: How it affects people’s lives generally & women specifically

If countries really manage to raise their education expenditures, how other indicators related to people’s lives generally and women specifically would be affected?

Education for girls can transform communities, countries and our world

Girls' education is proving to be a significant element in improving the quality of life in developed countries. Educational equity not only benefits a country's economy, but it also helps to minimize infant hunger and the pay disparity that exists between men and...

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...

Climate Change and CO2 Emission

One morning in February, in Kaffrine Region, Senegal, Kaffia Diallo emerged from her tent. She is happy; her new grandson was born just two days earlier. “A beautiful baby,” she said, “although I wish he weighed a little more.” Following tradition, they will wait...

Battle of the Streaming Services

Streaming services have witnessed soaring sign-up rates thanks to their affordable pricing, diverse offerings, and flexible on-demand schemes. But which one is right for you?

Mom Education for Infants’ Survival – Sub Saharan Africa

No girl should be left behind. Female Education is essential and this post will show its importance from a different perspective.

Men are More Suicidal.

Men are More Suicidal.

FROM "Man up, you can't be depressed just because this happened!" TO "Why are you looking so sad and tired? Are you depressed? You can talk to me if you want.."  To begin with, according to the World Bank dataset on development indicators, it is clear that men’s...

Impact of education on women’s empowerment

Impact of education on women’s empowerment

“He beat me for a year, he would beat me with a belt, wiper sticks, and an empty trash can. Every time, I would cry and beg him to stop, but he never did” says Nisreen. Growing up in Basra, Nisreen dreamed of pursuing an education, even though girls were not expected...

Access to electricity worldwide

Access to electricity worldwide

How many hours do you have access to electricity? At what time are the generators turned off in your region? How much was your electricity bill last month? These questions might sound unfamiliar for citizens in many countries. However, they became part of any...

Infant Mortality: More than a Baby Loss

Infant Mortality: More than a Baby Loss

"When you carry a life and it's there, and then gone, a part of your soul dies. Forever." As per Wikipedia, Infant Mortality is the death of young children under the age of One Also, as per Wikipedia, there are other types of Infant Mortality which are: Neonatal: a...

Out Of School Children

Out Of School Children

Meet Denis Mukwege, medicine graduate, founder of the the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, a 2018 Nobel prize winner for his effort “to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” Now meet Thato Zungy,  a school dropout, grew up to face prison...

Suicide and Alcohol Consumption In Russia

Depression, mood disorders, extreme anxiety and .. suicide. Ignoring human well-being and setting people’s depression as less important issues to look after might have very dramatic impacts on countries sustainability. And that is why, ensuring healthy lives and...

The impact of CO2 emission on Global Warming

The impact of CO2 emission on Global Warming

Antarctica has been suffering for years due to the high CO2 emission levels around the globe. I have brought an expert that would be able to shed light on the matter based on personal experience and what he and his family have been witnessing for the past decades....

Climate Change and CO2 Emission

Climate Change and CO2 Emission

One morning in February, in Kaffrine Region, Senegal, Kaffia Diallo emerged from her tent. She is happy; her new grandson was born just two days earlier. “A beautiful baby,” she said, “although I wish he weighed a little more.” Following tradition, they will wait...

Quality Education

Quality Education

Life is beautiful for Ethan, the eight years’ old child living in the Netherlands with caring parents, he is enrolled in primary in one of the most prestigious schools of the country; but unfortunately, things are not the same for Alexander, who is living in Rwanda....

Education In the Middle East

Education In the Middle East

Many children in the Middle East and North Africa are deprived of education. Throughout the years, almost 18 % of adolescents and children were out of school on average in the region, which is the highest across East Asia, Europe, and Latin America. This is especially...

The fight against unemployment

The fight against unemployment

“I am a failure, I won’t get any job!” Have you ever heard someone saying this? Have you maybe even been that person? Losing employment is one of life’s most stressful experiences. Aside from the obvious financial distress it can cause, losing a job can also take a...

Attitudes Towards Wife Beating

Attitudes Towards Wife Beating

"Tigist, I am really sorry for what happened to you, but honestly, it’s okay, not a big deal. I understand it’s not the first time, but you’re not the first nor the last wife to be beaten by her husband. You can cry and react but at the end of the day these are the...