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[2v2 Battles] Pokemon Brick Bronze - Beta - ROBLOX. Trend_Briefing_2013_The_New_Sublimity.pdf. Feel, Act, Make sense. Curation, Community and Coca-Cola’s Open Happiness Project - Sparksheet. Whether you’re a major brand, a marketer or a media outlet, telling stories is the heart and soul of what you do.

Curation, Community and Coca-Cola’s Open Happiness Project - Sparksheet

In his second column on “the business of storytelling,” Gunther Sonnenfeld explains how Coke embraced the universal theme of happiness to tell a story that transcends platforms and communities. In my last post, I focused on how storytelling impacts business by enlisting people as participants in stories they care about so they buy the products required to fullfill a human need. But questions remain as to how brands can build narratives that tap into pre-existing stories and communities. For Coca-Cola, this has become quite an exploration.

While seizing market share is an ongoing battle with rival brand Pepsi, tapping into consumer advocacy and niche communities has become an equally important brand goal – a goal that was achieved almost by accident, with results that not only boosted sales but presented a host of new media opportunities. Branding happiness Making the story. Wander - Vishal Marapon. LifeStyle:News:Global. Consumers are turning away from their busy, hyper-connected, digital lifestyles and prioritising personal fulfillment and wellbeing.

LifeStyle:News:Global

The kids aren't all right. It creeps up on you unannounced.

The kids aren't all right

One day you are coping, the next you aren't. It's as though a veil has come between you and the rest of the world. Even getting out of bed feels like too much hassle. Everything feels pointless. Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans. Remember when the best-selling book Listening to Prozac came out almost 20 years ago?

Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans

Now Americans aren’t just reading about Prozac. They are taking it and other antidepressants (Celexa, Effexor, Paxil, Zoloft, to name just a few) in astounding numbers. According to a report released yesterday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the rate of antidepressant use in this country among teens and adults (people ages 12 and older) increased by almost 400% between 1988–1994 and 2005–2008.

The federal government’s health statisticians figure that about one in every 10 Americans takes an antidepressant. And by their reckoning, antidepressants were the third most common prescription medication taken by Americans in 2005–2008, the latest period during which the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) collected data on prescription drug use. What is Happiness? – Finding True Happiness. Modern science defines happiness as the positive range of emotions that we feel when we are content or full of joy.

What is Happiness? – Finding True Happiness

At Coca-Cola our definition is just a little bit simpler. Happiness to us is anything that can bring a smile to someone's face. Web design, web development, mobile & content strategy by Happy Cog. Touch Daegu: [Exhibition] Kusama Yayoi: A Dream I Dreamed. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. The CSF Habit(AT) project has had us exploring the myriad ways we humans wear our culture in the cities we inhabit.

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

We live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, and we are quickly realising the depth of ways the citizens of London engage with fashion as a means of communicating their individual and collective identity. But Habit(AT) doesn’t stop with London, our various projects have us working with people from all over the world and this gives us the opportunity to learn and share with other urban cultures.

Over the past few years CSF has developed a close alliance with the city of Copenhagen – our Director, Dilys Williams, has lead the Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit for the past two years, and we have worked closely with design schools KEA and Kolding on projects like Local Wisdom and Fashioning the Future. When it comes to design for sustainability we share a common vision. This One Tree Grows 40 Different Types Of Fruit, Is Probably From The Future. If you're wondering how our food will be grown eons from now, a good place to start your research might be -- not so surprisingly -- in the contemporary art world.

This One Tree Grows 40 Different Types Of Fruit, Is Probably From The Future

One need only visit the website of one Sam Van Aken, an American artist who's made it his mission to combine the aesthetic of sculpture with the agricultural wonder of planting trees. The literal fruits of his labor turn images of hybridization and metamorphosis, familiar themes in art, on their heads. His project is called "Tree of 40 Fruit," an ongoing series in which Van Aken creates Frankenstein plants that have the capability of producing 40 different types of stone fruit. Pharrell Williams - Happy.

Happiness. Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.[1] A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.

Happiness

Various research groups, including positive psychology, are employing the scientific method to research questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. The United Nations declared 20 March the International Day of Happiness to recognise the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals. Definition. Happy (Pharrell Williams song) "Happy" is a neo soul and funk song on which Williams' falsetto voice is comparable to Curtis Mayfield.

Happy (Pharrell Williams song)

The song has been highly successful, peaking at number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries. It has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United Kingdom, and has reached the summit on three separate occasions, both records in their own right. On December 17, 2013, it was announced that Williams had signed to Columbia Records and would release his second studio album in 2014.[4] In December 2013, press release Rob Stringer, Chairman of Columbia Records, said, "When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again. Since then, 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014.

Yves Behar: Designing objects that tell stories. Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy. Managing Emotion, Fashion Design And Fashion Marketing, transformable garments g.moda. Thursday, March 17, 2011 Interest in how we manage our emotions has grown dramatically in recent years, both among researchers and as a practical approach to daily life.

Managing Emotion, Fashion Design And Fashion Marketing, transformable garments g.moda

Researchers have discovered that individuals experience variations in intensity, persistence, modulation, onset time, the duration of the rising emotion phase, the range of emotions experienced and their ability to recover from strong emotional responses – these are called “emotion dynamics” (Thompson 1993). Each person has a certain amount of control over these characteristics of emotional response – this ability to influence our emotions is what we mean be the expression “the management of emotions”.

Fashion design in emotional consumption era. With the rapid economic and technological development, a new consumption pattern -emotional consumption arises, which begin to replace the consumption of product attributes gradually. Consumers' demand for garment products has shifted from the focus on the physical functions of products to the direction which is more desirous of comforting the soul for pleasure of emotional experience, that is, from the pure rational demand to emotional-oriented demand, the pursuit of individual self-actualization needs.

People pay more attention to personality satisfaction, the pleasure of spirit, comfort and sense of superiority. A day of good design with ilse crawford » colourliving colourliving. A day of good design with ilse crawford Everyone that reads my blog or who knows me personally won’t be surprised to know that i love creativity, emotional and intelligent design, slow living, well-being and authentic food. I go on about these often enough! 8 Ways to Evoke Positive Emotions in Visual Design. Design Academy Eindhoven > Study > Bachelor > Design Departments. Design Academy Eindhoven does not structure its courses along the lines of the classical disciplines such as graphic designer, interior designer or, for instance, fashion designer. Studioilse. STUDIOILSE. Inside awards: Ilse Crawford. Bhutan's prime minister: business must take happiness seriously. For all westerners who have elevated Bhutan to a mythical status, the prime minister has a stark message; the tiny Himalayan kingdom is "not Shangri-La".

The country, which has become renowned as a beacon of light for measuring its success according to Gross National Happiness (GNH), rather than solely gross domestic product, is facing many social and economic challenges as it seeks to modernise. Tshering Tobgay, 48, who was elected last year, has abandoned plans by the previous administration to bring global political and business leaders to the country this year to spread the benefits of GNH, working towards creating a new global Bretton Woods style agreement involving new progress measures, accounting systems and regulatory institutions.

If you want a better, happier life, here are 10 apps that could help. Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world. International Trend Interpretation Agency. Marketing & Innovation. Welcome to the first 2012 edition of Simple, Smart & Sexy! S Trend Briefing covering INNOVATION EXTRAVAGANZA. English not your preferred language? THE FUTURE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. One Stitch Closer: Azure created her own happiness. BLISS. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show.