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Are Hollywood Stocks the New Tech Stocks?

Comic-Con comes to San Diego this July, and it's one of the hottest tickets of the year -- a Super Bowl caliber event for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And there are plenty of those fans, which is why the studios that cater to them are banking big stock gains.

Woman Trying to Sell Her Soul on eBay

People can sell their souls on eBay? A New Mexico woman named Lori is doing just that, and bidding has already jumped from $100 to $405 in just a day. But this auction doesn't appear to be about the money.

When the SATs Confuse Reality TV with Reality

In an effort to be hip, the College Board asked one-third of SAT-takers this year to write an essay on whether reality TV shows are beneficial or harmful. That was a bad choice on multiple levels, and an excellent metaphor for much of what's wrong with the whole college admissions race.