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Dunbar's Number: Why Celebrity Train Wrecks Grab Your Attention

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

Millions of years ago, our brains became wired to remember about 150 people as "close friends". This is probably because early hominid tribes gathered in communities of that size. Today, this explains why an infantry company organizes around that size, and why smaller companies do better per-person than larger ones.

WATCH: New Experiment Offers Great Excuse For Night On The Town

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

Looking for a good excuse to spend another night out with friends? You're in luck. New research suggests that hanging out with friends a couple of tim...

147 People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

147 people can change the course of history. Not necessarily the same 147 people, of course. But the small social groups which surround our world's leaders have extraordinary power.

Dunbar's Number: Can We Reinvent Our Number of Meaningful Social Connections?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

According to evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar, our meaningful social circle can't ever exceed between 100 and 230 people. How did Dunbar's number come about?