The conservative columnist George Will once said football combines the two worst things about America: violence punctuated by committee meetings. As a designer who occasionally gets caught up in the fury of the game, I’d like to add graphic design to what’s wrong with football. advertisement advertisement With the help of Skycam I spend as much time enjoying the color, patterns and graphics that add to the spectacle of the sport, as I do enjoying a deftly-completed pass. Now that the Yankees have won the World Series and the season shifts from batting balls to banging heads, I’ve been musing about NFL helmet design. For inspiration (and some truly bizarre helmet design), I visited the Art of the at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Today’s high-tech helmet with its wireless headset and polycarbonate visor has come a long way from the padded leather ones of yesterday. It not only serves its essential protective function but is also a gleaming sign for a … [Read more...] about Penalty! Unnecessary Blandness! Redesigning the Worst NFL Helmet Graphics
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has for the first time featured two spots lower on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Gates came in third with a net worth of $107 billion. Donations of over $35 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was noted as the reason for Gates' drop in ranking, without which he would have occupied the top spot.Divorce notwithstanding, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos maintained top billing with a net worth of $125 billion. LVMH Moet Hennessy (LVMH) Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault took the second spot, amassing $108 billion. Arnault $39 billion gain in 2018 makes him the biggest individual gainer on the list.L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ranked the richest woman and 10th richest on the individual spot. Walmart’s Alice Walton was the second richest woman and 15th richest individual.Close Chocolate company heiress Jacqueline Mars was the third richest woman and 19th richest individual. MacKenzie Bezos came in fourth among women, … [Read more...] about Bill Gates no longer the world’s 2nd richest; Mukesh Ambani 13th
In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You’ll have a newfound appreciation for life. You’ll be grateful for your friends and family. You’ll learn from the experience. You’ll become more resilient. advertisement advertisement This theme appears in media coverage, time and again, in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But what does the science say? Is there actually value in pain and suffering? Was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”? A powerful narrative As psychologists, we’ve been studying this question for the better part of the last decade. We’re not the first to grapple with these questions. Psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun have written about how, after experiencing loss or trauma, people reported feeling a greater appreciation for life, closer to their … [Read more...] about Can everyone bounce back from adversity?