Culture

So typically Swedish

When I moved to Sweden, the one thing that took a lot of getting used to was the informality and flat hierarchical structure at work. Sweden doesn’t use titles – no Mr, Ms, Doctor, Professor. You just call people by… Read More ›

The history of the meme

The biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term ‘meme’ in 1976 to describe ideas that are copied from brain to brain. The term was not widely used until the internet caused memes to become viral in the 1990s. I was thinking… Read More ›

About: the smiley

Harvey Ball, designer of the iconic smiley face, was paid $45 for his design and never took out a trademark on the image. He never regretted not cashing in on the success, saying “Hey, I can only eat one steak… Read More ›