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Latest Nicholas A. Christakis Stories

Friends Found To Be Genetically More Similar Than Strangers
2014-07-15 11:59:03

If you’ve ever thought of your circle of friends as a second family, you may be on to something as a new study has found that on a population-wide level friends are more closely related to each other than strangers.

2013-10-29 16:05:29

Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more.

2012-07-18 01:32:38

A new way of mapping how physicians share patients provides opportunities for improving the quality of medical care and organizing the nature of care delivery.

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2012-01-26 10:05:48

The people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today’s Facebook users

2011-11-14 23:35:08

It turns out nice guys can finish first, and David Rand has the evidence to prove it.

Some Cartoons Damage Kids' Concentration And Self-Control
2011-09-12 08:33:13

A new study, published by the journal Pediatrics today found that watching "fast-paced, fantastical" cartoon programming can be a detriment to the attention spans of 4-year-old children.

2011-01-06 13:58:15

For parents wanting to reduce the negative influence of TV on their children, the first step is normally to switch off the television set.

2010-12-09 07:30:00

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MedNetworks, Inc., the leading developer of social network analytics and technology in health, today announced the formation of a scientific advisory board.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.