April 10, 2012

The Killer Commute. {Infographic}.

If Your Commute To Work Is More Than 45 Minutes, You’re 40% More Likely To Get Divorced:

Shortening your commute by 20 minutes can save your life.

Created by: CollegeAtHome.com



Editor: Brianna Bemel

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Danielle Apr 13, 2014 12:39am

Let's not forget that correlation does not equal causation. In my experience, those who commute do so out of economic necessity. Many people simply cannot afford to live where they work or work where they live. We know that financial disagreements are the number one cause of divorce. Adding the economic factor may help us to better understand some of these factors.

Beatrice Jan 7, 2014 12:44am

My husband and I have almost always commuted by foot or bike – usually taking 40 – 60 minutes if walking or 15-30 if cycling. We've walked in all sorts of weather, including 40 below. We've cycled in absolute downpours. We're still 100% married after 44 years; are we safe yet? Can I assume these stats of yours apply only to commutes by car? Are there similar stats for commuting by public transit or nonautomotive means?
I find walking makes a good transition between home and work. Cycling is mostly good (and addictive) but very scary at times. With traffic being what it is in my city, driving is not much faster than walking, and it takes much more of a toll on a person.

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