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A new study published in Finland suggests hanging around the same people all the time can limit a person’s knowledge. The study’s author Lauri Kovanen says they found that when a person hears new information, they call other friends to share it. When you stay within the same group of people, you hear the same ideas from everyone else, and stop learning new things. The study agrees with earlier research that found staying within contained social circles can prevent people from discovering and adapting new healthy habits and trends. Both studies found that new relationships expose people to different ways of thinking, and can increase knowledge. People with large social networks have been found to develop the part of the brain associated with memory and emotion. Researchers suggest talking with a wider audience may be more beneficial that limiting the number of people you regularly interact with.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Sure, they're your buddies, but they could be holding you back, by Rachael Schultz , http://www.nbcnews.com/health/sure-theyre-your-buddies-they-could-be-holding-you-back-8C11554434, Accessed November 7, 2013.

Proverbs 15:22 (NKJV) Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.

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