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Apple’s Seductive Brand Promise: Cultural Capital and Social Mobility

On the most powerful aspect of the computer giant’s emotional branding strategy.

 

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Be as Young, Be as Cool, Be as Happy … as an Apple Consumer

What is Apple promising consumers in its famous “Silhouette” commercials?

 

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Teach Me How to Brand

Paul Hiebert talks with the co-founder of the country’s first Masters in Branding program.

 

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How Apple Does Sentimental Consumerism

In marketing and branding materials, the computer giant promises to strengthen your relationship with loved ones.

 

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How Apple Hides the Exploitation of Workers Behind Whimsical Branding

Overwhelmingly positive commercials that inspire happiness can go a long way.

 

New UC Logo Gets Flushed

 

Friend Request Denied: The UC Logo Debacle

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Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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