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    Archive for October, 2013

    When a Flat Line is Interesting

    By - 11 Oct 2013

    Lines can tell a lot about the relationship between different things. The most interesting lines tend to be steep and diagonal, suggesting a direct and strong relationship. Like the line between family wealth and education. The richer the family, the better its children do in school.

    Or U-shaped lines that map happiness. After an all-time high in our youth, happiness declines as we age, enter the work force and start having families. Happiness bottoms out in our late 30s and early 50s, and rises again around the age of 60, when we either gain wisdom or simply accept the lives we live.

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