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Six Degrees of Separation

It's a Small World After All - and We're All Connected

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Walt Disney sped up the tempo from the original version and made it more cheery, but it is arguably a simple message that we continue to strive for decades later.

Everyone Has a Story

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It's interesting if you are really paying attention what you will see, and more importantly, what you will come to understand.

Kevin Bacon on Six Degrees, Success, and Creating Meaningful Change

Tim McDonald | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Most days we are going so fast that we need to stop and ask who in our six degrees can use our help? Who needs someone to listen to them?

Kevin Bacon's '12 Degrees Of Christmas' Is The Celebrity Carol You Were Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.23.2013 | Celebrity

Kevin Bacon loves defining his prevalence in "degrees" and, this time, he's making it seasonally relevant. In "12 Degrees Of Christmas," Bacon rota...

Walls and Bridges

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Steven and Michael Meloan

In a globally interconnected world, what better vehicle for redefining tribal associations than a worldwide communications network?

The Surprising Connection Between Jason Priestly And Blake Lively

Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

Six Degrees of Celebrity is back! This week, we're looking at two ridiculously telegenic actors who've starred in teen soap operas, albeit in differen...

Six Degrees of Conversational Separation: How Kevin Bacon Has Kept Me From Losing My Thoughts

Donna Highfill | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I have found that upon entering my 50's, along with a sprinkling of menopause, I am, on average, six thoughts away from the actual thing I am trying to say.

How Are They Connected?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Celebrity

We're back! The real news of the week was, of course, Hurricane Sandy -- the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and one that left millions of people...

New Google Trick Starring.. Kevin Bacon!

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.14.2012 | Technology

Google's search features will give you the weather forecast, define vocab words and convert currency. With its new "Bacon number" Easter egg, howev...

LOOK: 91-Year-Old Woman Meets Daughter After 67 Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Good News

You could say Bessie Sedor's reunion with her daughter after 67 years is the icing on the cake. Every year, Sedor would bake a cake on Aug. 3 to secre...

His Role In The New 'Footloose'

E! Online | Posted 12.15.2011 | Entertainment

No, Kevin Bacon isn't in the new Footloose movie. Or is he...? As you may have heard, moviedom's original dancing Ren is no more than a half-dozen cr...

6 Degrees of Separation: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Are Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Kyra Sedgwick describes the discovery that she and her husband Kevin Bacon are 10th cousins once-removed as "a little upsetting," but it shouldn't be. Here's why.

The Kindness Of Strangers: It's a Small World After All

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

What's your best it's-a-small-world story?

Why What You Drive Affects the Price of Bread

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Russia is in the middle of the worst heat wave in its recorded history. When I think about the forces making the pursuit of sustainability unavoidable, I often try to categorize or separate them to get a handle on what's going on.

Six Degrees of Separation -- Becoming Fewer Through Social Media?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Twitter and other social networking devices are stretching the numbers of connections we make into the thousands.

Pushing Your Comfort Zone

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

When I started writing a book about networking (The Skinny on Networking), I did not realize that one of the main themes would be the subject of comfo...

Six Degrees of Urban Myth

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

There is a powerful network linking us all, and maybe Milgram had the right idea - even though his research was flawed.

A Crossed Wire: A Call For Help

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

We really all should be committed to taking care of one another - we're not even six degrees of separation away. We're barely one crossed wire away.

Six Degrees of Barack Obama

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The latest right-wing game is to pin controversial figures, who might have said or done anything objectionable at any point in their lifetimes, to Obama.

People Connected By Just 6.6 Degrees Of Separation, Microsoft Study Finds

Washington Post | Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turns out, it is a small world. The "small world theory," embodied in the old saw that there are just "six degrees of separation" between any two str...