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Antisocial Networks

Forget cat videos and sneezing pandas, the latest viral phenomenon is self-deprecating posts, prompting a “that’s so me” reaction. This is most prominently seen on Instagram, with popular accounts such as The Fat Jewish and Girl With No Job. “Everyone is … Continue reading

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Physical Indicators of the Strength of Social Networks

In a recent study published by Science Daily, scientists found correlation between anxiety and insecurity in relation to one’s social network and relative bodily cortisol levels. 40 Dominican children were interviewed for the study. “Each child was asked a series of … Continue reading

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Hyenas and Triadic Closure

Amiyaal Ilany, a Penn Biologist, recently discovered the prominence of triadic closure among hyenas. His studies concluded that hyenas in the wild use the “friend of a friend” notion in forming social relationships. The scientists found that cohesive clustering of the … Continue reading

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