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Sneaky Study Indicates Facebook Emotions Are Contagious

Sneaky Study Indicates Facebook Emotions Are Contagious

Newsy (June 29, 2014) Facebook researchers found emotions propagate through the social network like a disease — while their experimental methods are drawing criticism. Video provided by Newsy
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The Company You Keep Impacts Your Spending Patterns as a Consumer

The Company You Keep Impacts Your Spending Patterns as a Consumer

TheStreet (June 18, 2014) Friends are more likely to feel a strong sense of affiliation when enjoying small indulgences together or helping one another resist larger temptation, according to new research out of Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M. In fact, Kelly Haws, associate professor at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, says that consumers who shop or dine with their friends are more likely to happily spend or indulge a little more, but feel a strong affiliation when a friend reaffirms their decision not to overindulge. Haws reveals how consumers should use this knowledge to help themselves control their financial decisions. Video provided by TheStreet
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Dr. Oz Vows More Careful Wording on Weight Loss

Dr. Oz Vows More Careful Wording on Weight Loss

AP (June 17, 2014) Dr. Mehmet Oz testified at a Senate hearing on false and deceptive advertising for weight-loss products. He says he will be more careful moving forward to make sure his words aren't twisted into endorsements for disreputable companies. (June 17) Video provided by AP
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Dyslexia Glasses

Dyslexia Glasses

Ivanhoe (May 1, 2014) Dyslexia is could affect up to 15 percent of the U.S. population. There is no cure, but now more and more people are finding new ways to deal with their diagnosis using ChromaGen lenses. We introduce you to one student who swears by her new glasses. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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