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Time Magazine Really Likes Dudes

Time magazine was founded in 1923 as the first and only news weekly in the United States. Originally critiqued by tweedy intellectuals for its focus on pop culture and the entertainment industry, Time covered events through the lens of famous individuals, a sort of Great Man theory of the news that compelled its editors to put a single person on the cover of each issue.

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A Few Changes to the CrowdFlower Platform

We're always making improvements to our platform but when the experience will change for our users, we think it's important to let you know what's changing and why we're changing it. Our release today is focused on making our platform more intuitive and making the language around our product more consistent. You'll still be able to run all the jobs you're used to running; we just wanted to keep you informed. 

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Drake, AC/DC, and...Steely Dan?! Twitter Reacts to Coachella 2015

Music fans with long memories probably recall the lamentable fiasco that was Woodstock 1999. In contrast to its '60s antecedent, Woodstock '99 was a cravenly commercial venture that replaced Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin with Kid Rock and Godsmack. Temperatures hovered in triple digits. Food and water were in short supply. Candles distributed for an anti-gun vigil were used to start plastic bottle bonfires. Limp Bizkit was prominently featured. 

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From Getting in Shape to Finally Meeting One Direction: A Roundup of 2015 New Year's Resolutions

Fans of hoverboards and incredibly stupid shoes may recognize 2015 as the year when Marty McFly learns a valuable lesson about profiting from sports almanacs. But for those of us with a less encyclopedic knowledge of Back to Future II, January 1st probably came and went the same way as it did last year: with a whole host of New Year's resolutions we'll get bored of by President's Day. 

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Data Science Meets Bubbly: What Data Says About Champagne Buying Patterns

Everyone loves champagne, right? But what strongly influences people’s behavior to purchase that bottle of bubbly? A growing body of research literature has found that a number of factors, including bottle color, label style and shape, and critics ratings all impact perceived value. By some measures, over 70% of wine buyers surveyed said those factors are “extremely important”, “very important” or “important” in their purchase decisions.