Mean World Syndrome →
readmorewikipedia: Mean World Syndrome is a debatable phenomenon where the violence-related content of mass media convinces viewers that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. People who watch a large amount of television tend to think of the world as an intimidating and unforgiving place. Individuals who...
Why we need to show female heroes too
callmekitto: lettersfromtheattic: littleyellowboxes: dcwomenkickingass: Here’s a picture by AlissaKiss that says, in my opinion, a lot about why we need to have female heroes represented in logos and ads. Alissa writes: This little girl came up to me while I was relaxing off my wonder boots for a moment, and asked me if I knew where Superman was. I told her he was off saving the world...
the best thing about baking cookies at home is that your house smells like cookies, and you have cookies at home. the worst thing is that it’s all you can smell, and you have cookies.
Abilene paradox →
readmorewikipedia: The Abilene paradox is a paradox in which a group of people collectively decide on a course of action that is counter to the preferences of any of the individuals in the group. It involves a common breakdown of group communication in which each member mistakenly believes that their own preferences are counter to the group’s and, therefore, does not raise objections. A common...
In vino veritas →
readmorewikipedia: In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that translates, “in wine [there is the] truth”. Similar phrases exist across cultures and languages. In Chinese, there is the saying, “酒後吐真言” (“After wine blurts truthful speech”). The Babylonian Talmud (תלמוד בבלי) contains the passage: “נכנס יין יצא סוד”, i.e., “In came wine, out went a secret”.