ConnectedWhether you prefer to connect face-to-face or via Facebook, you’re sure to enjoy the bookConnected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do by Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD.

According to research by Christakis and Fowler, your friends and your friends’ friends can make you fat — or thin. Can they also make you a miser or a philanthropist? The authors reveal how our real-life social networks drive and shape virtually every aspect of our lives. Find out how easily we can be influenced by the people we choose to play, party and plot with.

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