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More about those lovely networks

It’s reasonably well known that networks have a significant impact the ability for individuals to learn and to “be intelligent”. Social networks, however, also influence aspects of health and emotional wellbeing. For example – Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else is Doing it Too: Social Network Effects on Divorce – suggests that divorce “spreads” through social networks. Others have suggested (Fowler was a co-author on both the book and the article), our social networks influence our happiness, wealth, beliefs, and even our weight.