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Social Networks and Health

A Place at the Table: It's Not a Film, But a Transmedia Project

Eduardo Navas | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Eduardo Navas

A Place at the Table is one of the most exceptional documentaries we have seen in recent times. The film should be celebrated not only for its striking portrayal of hunger in the United States, but also for its innovative use of networked and social media.

Shining A Light In The Darkness

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Dean Ornish

The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air. Yet because of the breakdown of social networks in the past 25 years, this need often goes unfulfilled.

The Social Network Diet: Why You Really Are The Company You Keep

Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D.

Habits are hard to change. But when your environment changes, so do your habits. The point is this: To make healthy living easier, we need to create an environment that supports our health rather than sabotaging it. Fortunately, we now have the tools to do so -- key among them, social networks.