The data science of chores

The Difference Between a Happy Marriage and Miserable One: Chores
Wendy Klein, Carolina Izquierdo, & Thomas N. Bradbury, theatlantic.com

Couples who don’t have a system for household tasks can get really resentful, really quickly. A look at the results of an in-depth study of middle-class families.

Between 2001 and 2004, a team of UCLA researchers tracked the lives of 32…

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HowAboutWe: accidental anthropologists capitalize on the principle of homophily in online dating

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Recently social data science has found fertile new ground in the booming field of online dating. By tweaking algorithms to increase the likelihood of a match, many online dating sites are becoming defacto behavioral science labs, constantly analyzing what makes people want to hang out, or start a relationship. Now along comes another company that is capitalizing on the principle of homophily: the fact that in general people like lemmings  like to do what they see others doing. One month is it is taco joints, the next month fondue.

HowAboutWe | Online Dating 

Matchmaking takes a high tech approach

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Matchmaking takes a high tech approach – The Boston Globe.

High tech meets cross cultural reality: biodata approaches take tradition family based decisions about marriage which account for education, income, genes, background, occupation, and interests and were once decided by families