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Have we become more patient during the pandemic?

Mar 17, 2021
"We don't find that patience in one context is necessarily related to patience in another context," said one expert.
After a year of standing in line to enter stores, pick up groceries, have our temperature checked, we may be getting better at waiting. But will it last?
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Transforming your wait in line from torture to fun

Mar 27, 2015
MIT engineering professor Richard Larson aka "Dr. Queue" on why lines make us tick

Don't want to wait in line for the new iPhone? There's an app for that.

Sep 20, 2013
With the launch of the iPhone 5s on Friday, a look at placeholder services that offer to stand in line for you in exchange for a fee.

The psychology behind lines

Oct 19, 2012
We've all spent endless hours waiting in lines. What's the science behind it and how has the process changed?
Customers queue up to purchase Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone outside an Apple store, before its opening, on September 21, 2012 in Paris. We've all spent endless hours waiting in lines. What's the science behind it and how has the process changed?
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