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    Your Friends Are Holding You Back

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    Love them though you do, several studies suggest that time away from your friends could do you some good in the long run.

    Love them though you do, several studies suggest that time away from your friends could do you some good in the long run.

    Among the most recent is a revelation from Finland that suggests interaction within the same circle all the time limits knowledge.

    The source of the problem is that exchanges of information and knowledge become limited.

    Researchers found that when a person hears something new, they call their friends who in turn call other people in the group.

    The result is that in the end, everybody’s sharing the same information, rather than engaging in a steady influx of new ideas and thoughts.

    Further, Australian scientists found expanding one’s network not only leads to experiencing a wider range of knowledge, it can actually make your brain stronger.

    People with vast social connections were found to have larger amygdalas, the part of the brain that powers feelings and memories.

    To reap the benefits of branching out, there’s no need to dump your current friends or hang out with strangers.

    Taking a look at your online social network is one recommended way to find acquaintances that may be worthy of an upgrade to buddy.