What Americans Actually Do All Day Long - In Three Charts

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The average American spends 9 hours, 12 minutes, and 36 seconds 'Working & Commuting' on an average workday. Wonder what they do with the rest of their precious 'unproductive and non-tax-providing' day?

Here's how the average American with a full-time job spends a typical workday...


... and here's how those hours of Leisure and Cooking-and-Cleaning breakdown...


and for those over 55 years old, things are a little more sleep and play...


Source: NPR

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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:42 | 2750890 death_to_fed_tyranny
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All I see is a majority are muppet-sheeple!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:57 | 2750922 Tippoo Sultan
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"Education"..."6 Minutes"

Presented without any additional -- or required -- comment.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:06 | 2750956 janchup
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I would have thought about 6 seconds.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:30 | 2751021 Dr. Richard Head
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That would be the masturbatory time of the average Joe.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:08 | 2751106 Precious
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Something is wrong here.  Most Americans get caught up on their sleep while at work and definitely 50% of them may as well be asleep during their commute.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:06 | 2751427 BKbroiler
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I'd love to see the Chinese version of this chart.  or the Somalian.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 00:37 | 2751545 Rubbish
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Is Tyler still dating that obese chick?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:20 | 2751582 Slack Jack
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China and Germany will no longer do business in USD, Euros and Yuan preferred;


So,... How come Tyler hasn't picked up on this?

Is he out with the (above mentioned) obese chick?

This must be bullish for the Yuan,... right.

Should I go out and buy a heap,...?????????

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:23 | 2751594 Slack Jack
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This must be bullish for the EUR/USD,... right.

Should I go out and buy a heap,...???????????

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:41 | 2751608 Michael
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All I got to say is;

Who wrights this RNC shit, Except for that Clint Eastwood stuff, he was great as usual.

I mean really?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:51 | 2751626 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Hot crap! I can't wait 'till I get old!

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:58 | 2751637 Michael
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Why were there so many empty seats up there at the upper right of the stage? Is it because they couldn't sell out the event?
Are they that bad that they couldn't even sell out the event and fill up all of the seats?
Even Madonna could sell out all of the seats.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:22 | 2751654 Michael
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I'm sorry, I just had too;


Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:48 | 2751668 Michael
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The Dead Stream Media will no longer Prescribe their Version of Reality on the Sheeple Anymore!

Got That?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:00 | 2751677 Michael
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Actors and actresses have a lot of time on their hands to research the same things we do.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:08 | 2751682 Michael
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If any of you fucks post a comment, "I'm talking to myself again",  Go fuck yourself.

These are talking points memos for media, and their free.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:59 | 2751715 Michael
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Reads on this thread so far over 14k. Pretty good.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 07:51 | 2751922 Gavrikon
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Me 2.  I could sure use a nap.  Working in a Frankfurt bank takes a toll. 

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:17 | 2751690 TheFourthStooge-ing
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BKbroiler said:

I'd love to see the Chinese version of this chart.

Chinese citizenism version:

Blobbing up into Tibet: 2 hours
Anti-American ranting: 3 hours
Peoples Liberation Opium Parlour: 4 hours
Roadside crapping: 7 hours

or the Somalian.

Choir practice: 2 hours



Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:41 | 2751481 FrankDrakman
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That would be the masturbatory time of the average Joe.

No way!! I can last at leas.. oops.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:38 | 2751664 Sudden Debt
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You thought this time was different he...


Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:31 | 2751022 Dr. Richard Head
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It's my dick and my soap and I can wash it as fast as I want.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:07 | 2751428 Ima anal sphincter
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Chuckle for the day. +1

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 00:09 | 2751522 A Nanny Moose
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So we can file Master Debater under education, right?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:17 | 2751651 trembo slice
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signed in just to upvote ya... haha.  reminds me of that scene in American Beauty.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:28 | 2751013 PSEUDOLOGOI

Don't worry, there won't be an exam on this later.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:24 | 2751146 Zgangsta
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We wouldn't have the faculties to understand any additional comment anyway.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 22:07 | 2751332 Surrealist
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"Education"..."6 Minutes" aka 6 Minutes on Zerohedge!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:22 | 2751453 Tommy Gunner
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Where's the chart for time spent stuffing their fat fucking faces and watching Dancing with Stars?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:28 | 2751597 THECOMINGDEPRESSION

texting and facebook 99% of the time

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 09:04 | 2752127 midtowng
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that's the one that jumped out at me too.

Over an hour a day watching TV. 6 minutes educating ourselves.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:58 | 2750928 SheepleLOVEched...
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where is the stressing out about how I'm going to make ends meet category?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:49 | 2751069 JohnG
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Does grooming include animals?

Where's the drinking part?

The banging head against doorframe part?

People actually sleep for 7.5 hours?  How?

Where's the "fighting with Windows 7" part?

Nobody fucks anymore?  Or is that leisure....

This is a nightmare (if you can sleep...)

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:25 | 2751695 JohnG
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Thank you, and yes people still fuck.  I can attest to that.  She snores, and so does she.  See you at Jhole.

Yes that was a funny!



(back to bed now, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 22:12 | 2751338 SeverinSlade
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Surprised porn didn't make the list. Oh wait this is the average american not the average SEC worker.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 08:44 | 2752043 exi1ed0ne
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Everyone knows the Internet is for porn - even muppets!


Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:38 | 2751599 Freddie
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Watching TV.

Nice. Supporting The Matrix, Hollywood and Baby Allah by being brainwashed by TV and Hollywood.  Stupid serfs.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:42 | 2750891 Likstane
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Facebook-Company created by douchbag for douchebags to practice douchebaggery.


Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:46 | 2750892 Mercury
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Sleeping is overrated.

And you know damn well that in real life most of those circles overlap quite a bit like a a giant Venn diagram.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:47 | 2750902 brewing
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socializing and talking are overrated...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:59 | 2750932 saturn
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Where is 14 hours of watching markets?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:26 | 2751151 Meesohaawnee
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"markets" whats that?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 21:06 | 2751224 mick_richfield
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The average investor now spends 23,400,000 milliseconds per day watching markets.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 00:12 | 2751525 A Nanny Moose
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Does programming HFT algos count?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:22 | 2751655 ebworthen
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No time to think about liberty or the insanity of modern life?

Wait...need to change the channel...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:45 | 2750894 TheCanadianAustrian
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I can't wait to get home and do "Other". I'm usually done in about 9 minutes.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:02 | 2751100 smiler03
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Some laxatives should greatly decrease your "other" time.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:11 | 2751116 nonclaim
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And then there's "etc" for all other places and times...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:44 | 2750896 Rainman
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Them 55+ are some lazy worthless shits...here comes the death panels.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:59 | 2750936 Id fight Gandhi
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Some truth to that. Boomers ruined our country and economy. Gen Xers didn't realize that but the younger ones do.

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