Christophe Coupé and company analyzed speech rate (on the left) across different languages, and then compared it to information rate (on the right) in bits per second. While speech rate and information rate are still coupled, there’s less variation in information rate across languages. More syllables doesn’t necessarily mean more information.
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Based on bachelor’s degrees conferred, here are the fields that were and are currently popular.
Feelings at Work
We spend a lot of time working. It seems worth thinking about how we feel during all those hours.
Relationships: The First Time…
When Americans had sex, moved in with someone, and so on. Often not average. Far from normal.