Data shows how we’re spending forced time at home amid pandemic

Economists struggled to name a previous time when our daily patterns shifted so suddenly. One suggested the Black Death that swept through Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the 1340s and 1350s. Others mentioned the industrial revolution, the 1918 pandemic or World War II.

pears to have been particularly tough on the happiness of singles, especially women, research suggests. As shutdowns peaked in March and April, the daily 7 a.m. flow out of the house dried up. At any given point in the day, most people were inside...

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