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It’s the holidays, which means you might head back to your hometown, grab a drink at the local bar, and compare yourself with the kids you knew in high school.
Luckily, we’re serving up the perfect show for the status-obsessed. We have stories that look at what makes people popular in school, how your crammed calendar can actually make you more sought after, and why achieving online popularity is trickier than you think.
Do you ever wonder why some people are more popular than others? The foundation for climbing up the social ladder starts early, and it turns out that parents actually have an enormous influence on how well-liked their kids are.how popularity develops and
Then, at the height of their career, YouTube stars can make millions of dollars. But it’s a rough road to the top for social media stars, if they can get there at all.about the aspirational economy, and
Next, don’t feel bad the next time you have to blow off your friends. Being busy is considered a status symbol here in America. why we’re impressed with people who have too much on their plates... though that may a relatively recent phenomenon.
Listen to this last one while you heat up your TV dinner.