time use

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American Daily Routine

Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between changes depending on who you talk to. Read More

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Peak times for leisure and sports

The American Time Use Survey asks people what they do during the day. Activities are split into categories. One of those is sports and leisure, which is further broken down into more specific things like biking and basketball. Henrik Lindberg charted the relative peak times for these subcategories using overlaid area charts. Fun. Lindberg made it in R, and you can grab the data and code here. Tags: time use

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Alone Time

It’s harder to make friends as you get older. There aren’t as many (forced) opportunities to find them and we grow pickier with who we spend our time with. So… Read More

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Giving Up Days as a Parent

There is a fixed number of minutes during the day. Where do parents usually draw the time from? Read More

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American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work. Read More

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Days Spent During All of Adulthood

This is what you get when you add up all the days the average American adult spends sleeping, eating, commuting, and doing other activities. Read More

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How People Like You Spend Their Time

Looking at American time use for various combinations of sex, age, and employment status, on weekdays and weekends. Read More

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Parents Who Work Like You

Enter how many kids you have, hours you spend with housework, childcare, and paid work. See what percentage of mothers and fathers spend at least the same amount of time. Read More

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Sum of life’s parts

What if you relived life's activities in big clumps? Thirty years of sleeping in one go. Five months sitting on the toilet. Based on David Eagleman's Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, this short film by Temujin Doran imagines such a life. Watch to the end. [via Brain Pickings] Tags: life expectancy, time use

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A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person's entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them. Read More

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