As a journalist, maintaining a healthy level of skepticism is a requirement. Sources routinely put their own actions in the best possible light, while undercutting the activities of rivals. I just can’t take everything people say to me at face value. advertisement advertisement SEE THE FULL LIST: The 100 Most Creative People Of 2017 But every now and then, I get to engage in a project that is so inspiring, my wall of cynicism melts. That’s the way I feel about our annual coverage of the Most Creative People in Business. Each year, our editorial team scours the globe to identify 100 all-new honorees whom we have not significantly covered in print before. This is how we initially introduced readers to Instagram founder Kevin Systrom–before his business was acquired by Facebook. It’s where we first talked about Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, and Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal. And where … [Read more...] about 12 Lessons From The 100 Most Creative People Of 2017
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When the great architect Philip Johnson first visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, he started to cry. “Architecture is not about words. It’s about tears,” Johnson reportedly said. Something about the museum’s majestic curves moved him at an emotional level. Many others must get a similar feeling, because the building is usually ranked among the most important in modern times. advertisement advertisement Whether or not Johnson and Gehry realized it, the Bilbao and its swirling façade tapped into a primal human emotional network. Time and again, when people are asked to choose between an object that’s linear and one that’s curved, they prefer the latter. That goes for watches with circular faces, letters rendered in a curly font, couches with smooth cushions–even dental floss with round packaging. Recently neuroscientists have shown that this affection for curves isn’t just a matter of personal … [Read more...] about Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture
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With the end of the year quickly approaching (so as long as the Apocalypse doesn’t end it all today), the Pew Center reviewed some of its findings on how the world has been changing over the past year. advertisement Among them: 1. Americans are embracing social media for civic and political engagement more than ever before. The Center found that four in 10 American adults have done at least one civic or political action with social media, like encouraging people to vote or commenting on a candidate on Twitter or Facebook. 2. More Americans are graduating from college. Whether’s it’s the recession, proliferation of online courses or growing emphasis on higher education, 73% of adults said they think college education is necessary for getting ahead. 3. The birth rate in the United States is down 8 percent from 2007 among women 15-44. 4. Finally! The proportion of Americans who say there’s solid evidence of global warming has increased. 5. Meanwhile, the … [Read more...] about The Pew Year In Review: Belief In Global Warming Rising, Belief In God Falling
The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold its first impeachment hearing on December 4, starting a new phase of the inquiry that could lead to formal charges against President Donald Trump within weeks.The following explains the basics of impeachment, what happens next, and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office.WHY IMPEACHMENT?Close The founders of the United States feared presidents abusing their powers, so they included in the Constitution a process for removing one from office. related news Huawei plans to shift research center to Canada from US: Report Had a successful trip to Afghanistan: Donald Trump The president, under the Constitution, can be removed from office for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."High crimes and misdemeanors has historically encompassed corruption and abuses of the public trust, as opposed to just indictable violations of criminal statutes.Former President Gerald Ford, while in … [Read more...] about How does impeachment of a US president work?