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Genetically, Close Friends Are Like Distant Cousins

Genetically, Close Friends Are Like Distant Cousins

Newsy (July 14, 2014) A new study says people tend to make friends with those who are genetically more like ourselves. Video provided by Newsy
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Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

TheStreet (July 2, 2014) Facebook reportedly manipulated the timeline feeds of nearly 700,000 users in 2012 to study how different emotional expressions change users' behavior. Facebook and its research partners concluded that if a user sees a lot of negative feeds, this user is more likely to post a negative status update. The psychological experiment was carried out without users' consent. UK data regulators are investigating whether Facebook violated data protection laws. Dr. Suzy Moat, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick Business School joins Julia Sun to discuss the experiment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Idea For 'Google Gesture' Would Translate Sign Language

Idea For 'Google Gesture' Would Translate Sign Language

Newsy (June 21, 2014) A new Google app called Gesture was announced this week. It allows sign language to translate into speech in realtime. 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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