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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  • Robert Shiller Has The Perfect Explanation Of Why Americans Think Housing Is Such A Great Investment
    So that price stands out in our minds. But we only remember the nominal figure. We don’t calculate anything close to the real, real return (the return adjusted for taxes, fees and inflation). So we tend to overstate the returns in real estate and ...
    04/23/2014 - 7:30 pm | View Link
  • Poll: More than two-thirds of Americans support Obamacare contraception mandate
    Having said that, however, I find it more than a little interesting that most Americans seem to have made up their minds on one of the controversies currently pending before the Supremes. HERE‘s the story: About seven in ten Americans support the ...
    04/23/2014 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • James Moore: Will the Americans say 'yeah' to Primark?
    Perhaps the public relations pressure it has been under helped to concentrate minds. Others now need to feel the same heat. Primark's numbers show that it is thriving despite the controversy, and that there is an appetite for its concept beyond these shores.
    04/23/2014 - 2:52 pm | View Link
  • Have Americans Lost Their Taste for Italian Food, or Has Olive Garden Done Something Wrong?
    Not necessarily, as one could always hope for a turnaround. At the same time, however, it's certainly an ominous sign that Darden's shareholders should keep in the forefront of their minds. Three stocks poised for massive growth The one sure way to get ...
    04/23/2014 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • A court says Americans should know the reason their government kills its citizens abroad
    In some circumstances, they might lower our inhibitions and make us more open to offbeat ideas. In other circumstances, they may actively depress our minds, shutting them down. Of course, the problem with this research is it's hard to define creativity.
    04/22/2014 - 12:43 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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