Friday’s links get some sun, make some crafts and map it all out.
Meet America: Census data is often confusing and scattered. This site makes it understandable — and really pretty — and the fact that states vary so greatly is fascinating. (Measure of America, via The Hairpin)
Fugeddaboutit: A growing number of New Yorkers are going to therapy to get rid of their accents after years of mocking. You tawkin’ to me? (New York Times)
Middling Movie: Carey Mulligan is set to play Daisy in a film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. But can any movie really do the book justice? (The Atlantic)
Amazing Art: Think you have a great holiday gift in mind? Your idea pales in comparison to this woman, who made an Avatar mosaic from 4,000 Blu-Ray discs for her husband. (The Daily What)
Surf and Sun: As winter approaches, it’s getting chilly — and bleak — out there. Warm up with photos of Australia’s best beaches. (LIFE)
Elsewhere on TIME.com: Heard a lot about Facebook’s new messaging system? Here’s how it works.