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Success is all about making social connections—or is it?

There's a common adage that knowing the right people holds the secret to wealth and success. The flip side of that, however, is reminiscent of the country song, "Friends in Low Places": Sometimes social connections can prove ...

Study examines how Nashville songwriters co-write with stars

Country music songwriters must perform a careful dance when they work with famous singers who may be less talented at writing songs but bring the needed star power to attract fans—and, importantly, to get the song recorded ...

High-status co-eds use 'slut discourse' to assert class advantage

A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ "slut discourse"—defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty—to assert class advantage and ...

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