pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the Journal workplace sphere, such as corporate history, workplace advice, healthy office habits, and more.

Jonathan Reed3 months ago
In Defence of Royal Reporters
As a journalist, I understand how hard it is to follow a story, to collect the information, decipher what is true and false, and relay it to a wider audience who earnestly hang onto every word you say...
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Danny Flamberg2 years ago
The Blue Nail Puzzle
It’s sandal season. I’ve been trying to understand why so many women are wearing blue nail polish this summer. It feels as if, all of sudden, everyone got the word and embraced a new color palette. Do...
Streams, Memes, and ESports Dreams
How valuable is our attention? Individually, it might not seem like what we pay attention to adds up to much. When we see that viral YouTube video though, we realize the power of our collective attent...
Amy Short2 years ago
Why Are So Many People Continuing to Read Books Despite Living in a Digital World?
In 2015, over 2.6 billion physical books were sold according to the Publisher's Association. This amount means that there has been a 7% increase in the total amount of physical book sales than the yea...
Clark Ramos2 years ago
Millennials Are The Worst Generation
Hello. My name is Clark, and I was born on a frosty, winter afternoon in January of the ever-so-fleeting year of 1995. That makes me a Millennial, and therefore an expert on Millennials. Recently, I'v...
Heidi 2 years ago
Art & Fear
We live in such influential times, we are often molded by what we witness on a day to day basis. With modern technology, there's definitely a sensory overload that I know I experience. The world is be...
Noel Leon2 years ago
Creating vs Consuming
“Just as much as we see in others, we have in ourselves.” ~William Hazlitt Even if you have a million followers on Instagram, there is always someone with a million more. Hours spent looking at what e...
Matt Cates2 years ago
"How Did You Want to Spend Your Life?": Fight Club Philosophy Meets Overseas English Teaching
"I don't want to change your life," I wrote to her via Facebook Messenger. And that was true...because what I wanted was for her to change her own life. My role was only to act as catalyst... Stop, le...
Philip P.2 years ago
The Most Creative Promotional Products
The average person would rather not listen to an argument, but loves to get a free gift. That is why promotional products are among the most popular and successful marketing tools. Of course, when everyone uses promotional products, it takes a little bit of extra creativity to stand out from the crowd. That has some particularly brilliant marketers coming up an impressive set of promotional products that are unique enough to be memorable, but still useful enough to be popular with the people tha...
Scott Snowden3 years ago
The Secret of Your Success
Once you've left the relative womb-like safety of tertiary education, it's up to you to struggle through the commercial sector. And they expect results. However, the professional minefield that is cor...
George Gott3 years ago
Why Does 'Sex Sell,' and Should It?
It’s no shock that corporate, advertising culture and sex go hand in hand. As the old adage goes, “sex sells,” and it has been doing so for centuries. The Mad Men-esque sex appeal in advertising has b...