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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  • TV tonight: ''100,' 'Animal Minds' 2 days ago - USA Today
    ... year's poll CRITIC'S CORNER CHAT: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super ... The Americans | FX, 10 ET/PT You know how stupid Oleg seemed to be when ...
    04/18/2014 - 3:03 pm | View Link
  • 'They're nothing more than domestic terrorists' - MSNBC
    ... senator’s comments, but Reid probably isn’t foremost on their minds. ... citing militia experts saying that armed Americans “using the ...
    04/18/2014 - 8:56 am | View Link
  • Will the GOP ever 'move on' from Obamacare? - MSNBC
    ... when they have no alternative answer for millions of Americans with pre ... in the long run, have started to change their minds . The Wall ...
    04/18/2014 - 8:14 am | View Link
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary - American Thinker
    “the whole southern half of the globe” a “great battleground,” especially emphasizing a place on few Americans’ minds: Vietnam.
    04/18/2014 - 7:25 am | View Link
  • President Obama says 8 million Americans have signed up for health ... - New York Daily News
    Obama hails 8M enrollees for health insurance - Washington Post
    04/18/2014 - 5:31 am | View Link
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  • Obama’s retirement cap could hit middle class
    Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement.
    03/6/2014 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • Americans have limited options when it comes to saving money
    Broke and barely paying their bills, most Americans have to ignore pleas to save more. No wonder the US savings rate has plunged to historic lows, experts say. Only about...
    03/1/2014 - 9:44 pm | View Link
  • Americans Still Angry At Big Banks
    By Allison Ross for Bankrate.com About a quarter of megabank customers sometimes feel guilty for banking at a big bank, according to a survey on consumer banking released this week. The Consumer Banking Insights Study found that resentment toward big banks over their role in the financial crisis still lingers
    02/28/2014 - 9:19 am | View Link
  • Thomas Sowell Another galling betrayal in Afghanistan
    The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists.
    02/25/2014 - 12:11 am | View Link
  • Why Does The U.S. Fund Countries, Like Taiwan, That Attack American Businesses And Intellectual Property?
    02/22/2014 - 8:43 am | View Link
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  • ‘The Americans’ Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: “New Car”
    They both feel guilty, and it’s hard not to remember that scene where they found Emmet, Leanne, and Amelia’s dead bodies and the way those deaths have been lurking in the background of the Jennings’ minds all season. Those deaths changed both Elizabe ...
    04/17/2014 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Other News: Taco Bell inspires Americans to start eating breakfast again
    “Now that they’ve realized one can eat the generic Taco Bell flavor in all sorts of shapes and sizes in the morning as well, their minds are opening up to all types of new possibilities. It’s a cultural transcendence that will undoubtedly show ...
    04/16/2014 - 7:27 pm | View Link
  • TV tonight: 'The 100,' 'Animal Minds,' 'The Americans'
    We've already had allusions to Lord of the Flies and The Ox Bow Incident from this surprisingly adult teen drama. Tonight the show recalls Hitchcock's Lifeboat, as the Ark's failing oxygen system puts all of its residents in danger. While Abby searches for ...
    04/16/2014 - 2:55 am | View Link
  • Americans Intuitively Judge Atheists as Immoral
    (Photo: Robin Schuil/Wikimedia Commons) New research finds a link between disbelief and unethical behavior is strongly lodged in Americans’ minds. Atheists have been speaking up more loudly in recent years, adding a fresh perspective to debates over ...
    04/15/2014 - 12:31 am | View Link
  • Two in three Americans do not plan to follow soccer's World Cup
    But soccer still has a long way to go before its marquee event can stake a claim alongside football's Super Bowl, the National Basketball Association finals, and baseball's World Series in American minds, the poll shows. Eighty-six percent of Americans ...
    04/14/2014 - 5:18 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    04/18/2014 - 4:48 am | View Website
  • Academy of American Poets
    A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
    04/18/2014 - 3:51 am | View Website
  • Association for Psychological Science
    The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific ...
    04/18/2014 - 3:29 am | View Website
  • Modern Militia Movement
    Modern Militia Movement is a social network ... It is the duty of the citizen’s militia's to protect and defend the unalienable rights of all members of their ...
    04/18/2014 - 3:22 am | View Website
  • Documenting the American South homepage
    Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern ...
    04/18/2014 - 1:28 am | View Website
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