Margaret Lam

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London Underground logo: A brief history of the iconic design.

One of Britain’s most identifiable symbols is the bar-and-circle Transport for London roundel, which has since its first incarnation in 1908 become …

Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

<i>“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation,”</i> researcher Rosalind Cartwright reminded us in her fascinating treatise on the science of dreams. <i>“The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true,”</i> Jonah Lehrer wrote shortly before being engulfed in a …

Comment: No country is more vulnerable to the much-dreaded slowdown in China than resource-rich Australia. The mining boom that fuelled nearly all of our recent growth is nearing a cliff of economic risk. Here's our real crisis: http://ow.ly/msK0x. (Photo by Bloomberg)

Math Square #176

The <b>mentalfloss.com</b> Brain Game proudly presents <i>Monday Math Square #176</i>. Wow, the first 175 just FLEW by. Enjoy!<p><b>Place the digits 1 through 9 in the</b> …

Mathematics

Manfrotto Befree Tripod

No longer does traveling fast and light also have to mean leaving your camera gear behind. Case in point: the Befree Tripod from Manfrotto. Weighing just over three pounds and standing under 16 inches when folded, we found the portable tripod to be more than manageable on a few recent excursions. …

Framing

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Kenji Yanagawa Designs Home in Osaka Around a Porsche 911

Japanese firm Kenji Yanagawa Architects has designed a home around the owner’s Porsche 911. Living spaces are organized in succession around a …

3-D printing: Creating ‘a new class of entrepreneurs’

In an industrial park on the outskirts of Tijuana, Chris Anderson is building drones.<p>The former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine readily acknowledges that just a few years ago, he knew almost nothing about the aerospace industry. But after building a small plane out of Lego parts with his kids, …

13 Words That Should Immediately Be Added To The Dictionary

Words that don't exist for feelings that do. Submissions to The Emotionary take words and mash them together to help vocalize intangible emotions.

Yoko Ono at 80: 'I feel that I am starting a new life, a second life'

Sitting at her kitchen table, sipping green tea, Yoko Ono looks much the same as she did when I met her20 years ago. Dressed in a black top and …

Van Halen's "Eruption" guitar solo shredded by 14yo girl

The guitar solo from Van Halen's song "Eruption" played by Tina, who is 14. More than 3 million video views in 3 days. She was taught and filmed by …

Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott | Colossal

<p>One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush …

Cirque Du Soleil (o

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Opening Monday May 20, 2013, at 5pm at the Palagio di Parte Guelfa in Florence FLORENCE DESIGN WEEK 20-26 MAY 2013 Program http://www.florencedesignweek.com/ see video http://youtu.be/bjsS5fkKrM4 http://designdautore.blogspot.it/2013/05/florence-design-week-2026-maggio-2013.html

Broadcast TV Needs a New Business Model

Broadcasters have had it tough in business model terms. The rise of cable and the proliferation of content have shaken off their grip on consumers’ attention and schedules. The vastly expanding worlds of alternatives for entertainment and education have put them in a position of struggling to hang …

To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how <i>you</i> feel about <i>yourself</i>. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a …

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

One of my young clients, let’s call her Julie, is on a mission. Julie has an idea, one that has been gestating in her mind for quite some time, but now she realizes that for her idea to have any impact at all she will have to “go public” with it. Julie believes there are countless intelligent, …

After a Tragedy, the Conundrum of Corporate Donations

Every time there’s a tragedy — be it 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, or the Boston Marathon bombing — there’s an expectation that corporations will do something to aid the victims. “Something,” however, has gotten ever more complex. After all, how do you support those affected without looking like you are …

Land an Interview with a Cold Call

I’m a consultant — an expensive, trust-based business. I’ve never even bothered to cold call potential clients, because what sort of lunatic would spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on advice from a stranger? I’ve harshly warned other aspiring consultants off the practice: no one likes …