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Magical Thinking Nation

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Justine Graykin

There seems to be a prevailing mindset among the people of these (dis)United States that if they believe something loudly enough, it will be true. Conversely, if they deny something passionately enough, it becomes not true. There even seems to be something heroic about it in the national imagination; the brave, idealistic soul, staunchly clinging to his convictions in spite of the facts arrayed against him.

Thus certain groups dispense with evolution and substitute Intelligent Design, deny global climate change, insist on the reality of angels, visiting aliens, assorted conspiracies and Bigfoot, and force their prejudices and illusions into the public discourse. Politicians, talk show hosts and entire networks cater to what would otherwise be fringe thinking and base wildly successful careers on it. It creates a dangerous feedback loop, as the deluded find their delusions validated in the media, and believe them all the harder, picking up more converts…

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Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board


As health-tracking companies battle it out for consumers’ hearts and minds — and wrists — Basis Science has announced that it has raised $11.5 million for its own sensor-based band that monitors a variety of health indicators.

The Series B round was led by Mayfield Fund and included existing investors, DCM and Norwest Venture Partners. Basis said that Tim Chang, Managing Director at Mayfield, joins its board of directors and technology analyst and active digital health investor Esther Dyson and healthy living expert Deepak Chopra join its advisory board.

With the new funding, CEO Jef Holove said the company will focus on hiring, especially seeking expertise in cloud services, hardware and software, and scaling its manufacturing.

The new funding comes as interest in consumer health tracking devices, particularly those that worn on the wrist, is ballooning. Users can choose from the Nike Fuelband (s NKE) to the Jawbone Up to the

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung in “Painter Painter”

si ajabu saaaaana ila tunaweza boresha mambo ya tinga tinga kimpango huuu kupitia hapa…lets move on…

New American Paintings/Blog

Our 2013 Midwest competition juror, Eric Crosby, co-curated a great exhibition at the Walker Art Center called Painter Painter. Among the very talented artists included in the show is past featured New American Paintings’ artist, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (NAP #95). Here is a nice video of Zuckerman-Hartung discussing her work from the exhibition. Congrats Molly!

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