age

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Redefining Old Age

What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition. Read More

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Finding the New Age, for Your Age

You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Read More

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This Age is the New Age

30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch that. 50 is the new 20. Or is 50 the new 30? Here’s what the Google says, so you know it must be true. Tags: age, Google, search

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Age Generation Populations

Based on estimates from the United States Census Bureau released for July 2019, Millennials are the largest living generation in the country now. Read More

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Grandpa Chad distribution

xkcd crossed a rough age distribution of people becoming grandparents with people named “Chad” and “Jason” to highlight the dawn of a new era. The time is now. Tags: age, humor, names, xkcd

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Timelines to make you feel old

One of the best ways to feel old is to look to your past and realize how long ago it was. Wait Buy Why demonstrates with a bunch of timeline splits. For example: “Remember when Jurassic Park, The Lion King, and Forrest Gump came out in theaters? Closer to the moon landing than today. I feel like there was an xkcd comic about this, but the closest I could find...

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Restless Sleep With Age, How Much and When

It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse. Read More

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Pitch speed distribution, a decrease with age

Pitch speed starts to decrease with a baseball player’s age at some point. This makes sense. That’s why athletes retire. The Statcast pitch distributions show when this happens for individual players, categorized by pitch type. I like the transparent distributions for past seasons as a mode of comparison. [via @statpumpkin] Tags: age, baseball, speed

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Baby-Making Age

We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it's time for the next step in the circle of life. Read More

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Ages in Congress, from the 1st to the 115th

As I watched Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai field questions from the House Judiciary Committee it was hard not to feel like there was a big gap in how the internet works and how members of Congress think it works. Many suggested the gap was related to age, so I couldn’t help but wonder how the age distribution has changed over the years. You can see the median age shifting older,...

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