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    The Feelings Flu: Emotional Contagion through Social Networks

    Have you been feeling sad lately? Does that mysteriously coincide with a sad newsfeed? It could be because you have unknowingly been involved in one of Facebook’s most recent research project; Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks.┬áSimply put, Facebook conducted an experiment on 689,000 Facebook users which concluded that emotional states can …

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    Bad News for Binge Watchers

    Binge-watch:┬áTo watch at least four episodes of a television program, typically a drama, in one sitting (bathroom breaks and quick kitchen snack runs excepted) through an on-demand service or DVDs, often at the expense of other perceived responsibilities in a way that can cause guilt. (Defined by Nolan Feeney) Are you a binge watcher? Do …

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    Research: dig a little deeper

    Finding the cheapest site for those new shoes you’ve been saving for? Research. That cute guy/girl’s profile you just ‘browsed’ through? Research. Asking google random questions that pop into your head? Research. Every single day we research without realising it and the thing is, we are great at it! Research is what we do! Humans …