Depressing (or comforting?) news for wallflowers: whether a teen is at the center or on the edge of a social network may be about 30% genetic. Genes may also influence how many people consider the teen a friend. [Scientific American]
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Well, now I know why no one at Westerberg let me play their reindeer games.
It's because my mother was a bluebird, my father was a brownie, and my older sister was a girl scout cookie.