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How I Learned to Tell Signal from Noise and Appreciate Calm

It can be easy to confuse real emotion with the shiny drama enfolding it. Sometimes grand gestures are signs of grand feeling—sometimes they’re not.

This is DATA, a column by Angela Chen on numbers, nerdery, and what it means to live an evidence-based life.



It tried your patience, it made you hungry for a man who was hungry.
I am that man, I said, but I said it calmly.