Weekend Reading:

Weekend Reading

1. The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color (Fast Company – Design): We often discuss color psychology at work. The author of this article explains the neuroscience behind color choices and the implications for artists, people in the marketing industry, and viewers.

2. Inside Twitter’s Vision for a TV-Powered Profitable Future (Fast Company): You’ve probably noticed that television shows and commercials now have hashtags. Individual episodes, and even individual scenes, have hashtags associated with them. If you go on Twitter during popular television shows or events like the Oscars, March Madness, the Super Bowl, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars, Mad Men, or Game of Thrones, you will see that hundreds of thousands of people are watching with you. You no longer have to have a friend over or talk on the phone à la When Harry Met Sally to discuss your favorite shows. You can even discuss your favorite shows with the famous actors and actresses who live-tweet during their show and answer behind-the-scenes questions. Twitter conversations about television have a proven track record of increasing ratings, attracting new viewers, helping to create high profile celebrities, and soliciting valuable feedback for television show producers. For proof, read the article to find out how Twitter user’s obsession with Scandal impacted the popularity of the show and it’s cast.

3. 8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains (Mashable): This article shows how technology has impacted human physiology. Read this article if you want to impress your friends over the weekend. My takeaway? FOMO is real #Yolo.

4. Covergirl’s #GirlsCan Women Empowerment ad: This ad starts to a chorus of people saying “girls can’t.” Then celebrities including Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry, Janelle Monae say how they overcame what people said that they could not do. It’s empowering and sends a strong message about how you should make the world more beautiful by sharing your talents. My only question was, “Where is the selfie?”

5. NailSnaps: Turn Your Photos Into Nail Polish Stickers: NailSnaps allows you to turn your personal photos (including Instagram pictures) into nail stickers!

6. 5 Ways to Be an Entrepreneur in Your Workplace (Inc): This article really resonated with me. It speaks to everything I have tried to do in my career, especially at my current job. Please read it! You’ll be happier, more productive, and make more of a difference in your current role.

7. 7 Power Tools of Persuasion (Inc): I love my job. One of the responsibilities that I love most is my role on the new business team. I get such rush from working with brilliant people to brainstorm new innovative ideas for companies. I love solving challenges and figuring out how to make our pitch convincing. I thought that this article was very helpful!

8. This New App Teaches Kids (Or Adults!) to Code By Playing a Game (Brit): I am so glad that my elementary school had computer class. We’d play games that taught us about computers and how to type. Now kids can learn to code by playing Tynker. I wish this were around when I was in elementary school. Check it out!

9. Bin 8: I love finding small space solutions and Bin 8 is a great space saving solution for the kitchen. One bottle has a funnel, a flower vase, a lemon squeezer, a spice grater, an egg masher, a cheese grater, a cap opener, an egg separator, and a measuring cup!

10. 20 Free iPhone Wallpapers to Brighten Up Your Phone (Brit): I love finding new iPhone wallpapers and this is a great roundup of preppy iPhone wallpapers. I was going to show an image but I can’t decide which I like best!

What did you love and learn from on the internet this week?

*Main Image: Adapted from Devon Rachel.

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