What's On Americans' Minds? Increasingly, 'me'

An analysis of words and phrases in more than 750,000 American books published in the past 50 years finds an emphasis on "I" before "we" - showing growing attention to the individual over the group.

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  • The "Morality" of the Powerful - Huffington Post
    ... on their weaker neighbors or on Asians, Africans, and Latin Americans, they masked their own barbarism, at least in their own minds, as being...
    07/12/2014 - 7:06 am | View Link
  • Can this really slow aging? - CNN
    ... study, looking at over 2,000 healthy Native Americans, those with the ... study, of 239 healthy women, found that those whose minds wandered ...
    07/12/2014 - 6:02 am | View Link
  • Tracker: Women's British Open, third round - GolfWeek
    • Americans use Solheim Cup loss as major motivation With the Solheim Cup loss in 2013 fresh in their minds, Americans have taken women's...
    07/12/2014 - 5:03 am | View Link
  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession - Greater Milwaukee Today
    ... severe pain and fear it caused continue to haunt Americans and have led ... "We kind of lost our minds collectively and borrowed very ...
    07/11/2014 - 2:09 pm | View Link
  • Blue State Blues: Congratulations to the Legal Immigrants - Breitbart.com
    ... summer with my parents and several dozen other new Americans, most from ... new voters is likely the primary thought on the minds of Democrats ...
    07/11/2014 - 11:08 am | View Link
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  • Imprisoning Americans: Iran's Outrageous Arrest of Another Dual National
    The list goes on and on, and if it were extended to include Iranians arrested without cause simply for reporting the news or speaking their minds or associating with foreigners, the list would be so long that it would crash this website. Still, Washington ...
    07/28/2014 - 11:55 am | View Link
  • Americans and math just don't mix
    The old way of learning math is often ingrained in Americans' minds, especially teachers' minds, who often learn to teach by recalling how they were originally taught themselves. The New York Times reports that Americans rank in the bottom five in numeracy ...
    07/27/2014 - 2:37 pm | View Link
  • N.J. officials: 'No negativity' over Native Americans in town logos
    The network said officials had still not made up their minds about the logo in mid-July. In South Jersey, however, several towns whose logos feature images of Native Americans said they didn't see what all the fuss was about. "That issue hasn't ever been ...
    07/27/2014 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • Lefty Blogger: Americans of Today Shouldn’t Be ‘Stunted With the Same Moral Sensibilities’ as the Founding Fathers
    “The modern world,” wrote Longman, “would blow all of [the Founders’] minds and they would probably struggle to make sense of it.” He claimed, for example, that George Washington wouldn’t “believe that the NRA was being reasonable at all ...
    07/27/2014 - 2:02 am | View Link
  • Hard Working Americans
    What do you get when you take a batch of incredible songs, five veteran players who have never played together, with an arsenal of five musical minds working in unison to reinvent them? You get Hard Working Americans. Hard Working Americans is the self ...
    07/26/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Scientific American
    Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!
    07/29/2014 - 9:07 am | View Website
  • Psychology Help Center
    APA's Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and ...
    07/29/2014 - 1:21 am | View Website
  • American National Standards Institute
    A premier source for timely, relevant, actionable information on national, regional, international standards and conformity assessment issues
    07/28/2014 - 11:55 pm | View Website
  • American Pregnancy Association | Promoting Pregnancy Wellness
    The American Pregnancy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes pregnancy wellness and increases the awareness of pregnancy needs.
    07/28/2014 - 9:25 pm | View Website
  • Home | This American Life
    This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, delivered ...
    07/28/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Website
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