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Why do women live longer than men?

“Everywhere in the world women live longer than men – but this was not always the case. The available data from rich countries shows that women didn’t live longer than men in the 19th century. Why do women live so […]

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Have you heard of Edward Bernays?

The ‘Father of Public Relations’ was Sigmund Freud’s nephew, and is credited with creating the field of PR. His resume is long and impressive (although not always great for the public), including this: “He was instrumental in making it acceptable […]

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A day in the life: women and men.

Data geeks, be sure to check this out! “Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Below shows the results. […]

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Women endure crises better than men. 

“Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide — in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don’t just outlive men in normal times: They’re more likely to survive […]

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Queens of history love a good fight. 

A study by researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research set out to answer the question, “Are states led by women less prone to conflict than states led by men?” What they found was that between 1480 and 1913, Europe’s queens […]