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In 1908, a cotton mill in New England with many Jewish workers started to close on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hearing about this, labour unions started to push towards a five-day week nationwide, making the concept mainstream.

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People can vary in degrees from low to high on a given trait. Currently, the most scientifically supported theory is the Big 5, which identifies the degree to which someone is open to new experiences, conscientious, extraverted, agreeable, and emotionally stable.

But even most Big 5 tests still use a traditional Likert-type scale, which asks participants to rate themselves “on a scale of 1 to 5.” Scientists have been aware for decades that this measurement method is fraught with biases.

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