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The Correlation of Productivity and Weather Proved by Graphs

April 19, 2016

Ah springtime. The flowers bloom, the sun comes out, and the work gets shoved away. At this point, any moment I don’t spend outside is filled with guilt, followed by an immediate compulsion to go outside as soon as possible. Because of this new influx of splaying out on the grass and lazily watching other people toss a frisbee around, I’ve gotten absolutely no work done (hi mom!). This new discovery can be explained in a variety of ways, but the best is probably/definitely graphs.

Initially, one would understand that the graphical interpretation of this situation would result in the following:

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However, when explored deeper–a problem occurs. For the assumption that as the temperature increases so does productivity stops after a while. That is to say, once the weather surpasses 90º, willingness to go outside quickly drops.

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From there we can assume that as the temperature heats past a certain threshold, productivity levels therefore increase! We are so hot we crave the air-conditioned haven of the library, and the world is back to normal. Thus:

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But no matter what, we’ll always have the stress cycle:

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Do you relate to the proposed stress-models? Comment below! In the meantime enjoy the warmth! But not too much.

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