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Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Tool Accurately Predicts Whether A Kickstarter Project Will Bomb

At about 76 percent accuracy, a new prediction model is the best yet. "Your chances of success are at 8 percent. Commence panic."<p>Well, here's something either very discouraging or very exciting for crowdfunding hopefuls: a Swiss team can predict, with about 76 percent accuracy and within only four …

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The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

The Koch brothers' beer offensive against Obamacare loses its fizz

What's a family values conservative to do when every effort to protect millions of Americans from the scourge of affordable healthcare fails?<p>Break out the beer, of course. The latest campaign to kill off Obamacare in its infancy is now playing out on college campuses where a conservative group …

Tea Partyers’ grave fear: Why they disdain young people — even their own!

<b>Louie Gohmert (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>Sociologist Theda Skocpol tells Salon what drives the angry right — and what comes after the government shutdown<p>Josh Eidelson<p>October 17, 2013 10:30pm (UTC)<p>The past weeks’ showdown in Washington, D.C., has shocked and perplexed some observers. Theda Skocpol was …

No, America is not a Christian nation

<b>(History Channel)</b><p>Why is the Right so obsessed with pushing revisionist history?<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>October 17, 2013 1:02pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>It’s common to hear conservatives say things like Paul Ryan did during the campaign: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from …