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Atlantic Highlights Mathematician Peter Dodds’ research in ‘Study of the Day’

Having recently published a study showing happiness trending downward, new research by Professor Peter Dodds and his team, after analyzing billions of words from Twitter, a half-century of music lyrics, 20 years of The New York Times, and millions of books going back to 1520, nevertheless shows that the English language is strongly biased toward positive words. Read the Atlantic story…