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Rich folks tend to have diverse social networks

If a new study is to be believed, socioeconomic well-being may stem not from working hard or going to a good college, but from how diverse your contacts are. After processing data from the UK's communication network and an index of economic prosperity, researchers think that financial success may rest at least in part in how different the members of your network are from you and each other.

Research on the relationship between social networks and job prosperity is not new. In 1969, for example, graduate student Mark Granovetter sent mass mailings and interviewed people in Newton, MA to find out how they got their jobs. His findings were empirically similar to many others before and since: it is not our close friends, but our "weak social ties," like acquaintances or friends of friends, that are the best sources of jobs because they can connect us to new information and situations.

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15 Tips & Settings to Get the Most Out of Vision Pro

Vision Pro is here and it’s a surprisingly capable device. Apple has also loaded the headset with a ton of options and features that aren’t obvious at first glance.

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Apple to Release Immersive Video Content of 2023 MLS Playoffs on Vision Pro

Apple announced that its Major League Soccer Season Pass (through Apple TV) will include new immersive video content covering the 2023 playoffs. Apple TV is the exclusive provider of online Major League Soccer broadcasts via the MLS Season Pass subscription.

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How Meta Is Preparing for the EU’s 2024 Parliament Elections

As the election approaches,Meta plans to activate an Elections Operations Center to identify potential threats and put mitigations in place in real time.

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