Creating Designs to Change Culture
George Lois: So when you say \r\nwhat excites me most in advertising here was when I took something and \r\nmade it, made it a giant part of the culture. And that was the most \r\nthrilling, you know? Of the things I worked on and I've done a couple \r\nof dozen like that. The Esquire covers, when I was most excited about \r\nwas, you know, was the anti-war stuff, you know? Stuff that woke up \r\nAmerica, helped wake up America. And woke up people to the greatness of\r\n Mohammad Ali. Because when I did that cover of Mohammad Ali at St. \r\nSebastian, he was, he was, I mean, if there was a poll on it, 80% of the\r\n country, white and black, were against him. And that cover, in and of \r\nitself, helped change America's attitude about the war, and directly, \r\ndirectly helped change Martin Luther King from saying, all of a sudden, \r\nyou know, all his, all the black leaders, that he would keep out of \r\ntalking against the Vietnam War because he didn't want to piss off \r\nJohnson—because Johnson was a, you know, a real pioneer in helping forge\r\n civil rights laws. But the second he came out against, defending \r\nMuhammad Ali and against the war, he was in deep shit with Johnson.
So,\r\n I mean, I'm proud of a lot of things I've done that helped change the \r\nculture. You know, I mean, that's the stuff that you really remember.
Question:\r\n If you were a young designer starting out, what would you do today?
George\r\n Lois: I say that I would do a magazine, you know, but I probably \r\nwould start an ad agency and show everybody how it's done, you know? \r\nThere was an article that I just read the other day, what's funny is you\r\n read 30 magazines, you can't remember where you read it, you know? In \r\nthe old days if you read something in Esquire, what Esquire, one of my \r\ncovers, you remembered where you saw it, but that's beside the point. \r\nBut there was an article about the head of the third largest agency in \r\nthe world, Publicis, I guess, you know, Maurice Levy, and the questions \r\nwith answers, it goes on and on and all he talks about is technology. I\r\n mean, he said not one fucking word talking about his ad agency that \r\nmentions creativity. It's like, it's like it's got nothing to do, the \r\nproduct's got nothing to do with what they do, you know, what they're \r\nabout. It's shocking, you know?
That's the way it used to be \r\nwith all the ad agencies, I remember, there were agencies like Ogilvy \r\nand Mather... and after David Ogilvy died and they talked about him and \r\nthe reason they sold themselves on the fact that they were a scientific \r\nagency in the sense that they did this great research and I told \r\neverybody, you know, advertising isn't a science, it's an art! I mean, \r\nscience, and to this day, most people who judge advertising in the \r\nworld, certainly in America, they've all got their marketing schools and\r\n communication schools and when they, and they've been taught that \r\nadvertising and marketing is a science, because how do you teach it's an\r\n art? You know, I mean, what would these schools say for advertising \r\nand marketing is an art? How do you teach that, you know?
So, to\r\n this day, the way you show clients, most clients something and you send\r\n in something really edgy and they'll look at it and they'll say, "Very \r\ninteresting," and they'll hand it to somebody who's sitting next to them\r\n and they're a senior VP and say, "Very interesting, research it and \r\nfind out if I like it." People don't talk about the creativity of \r\nsomething. It's astounding, in all walks of life. Starting with head \r\nof one of these giant ad agencies, you know. But I was talking about \r\nOgilvy and Mather, and I remember, a woman was the head of the agency \r\nand she went on and on and on and on and on about the way they research,\r\n et cetera, et cetera, et cetera and it's about time, blah, blah, blah, \r\nand not one mention of creativity. And people like Bill Bernbach, when \r\nhe did Doyle, Dane, Bernbach or people like me with Papert, Koenig, \r\nLois, and you know, Mary Wells with Wells, Rich, Greene, that's all we \r\ntalked about was creativity. What the fuck else is there to talk \r\nabout? That's the name of the game, it's the product, you know? It's \r\nwhen you talk to a guy ... at Ford, he talks about the car. About the \r\nproduct, you know?
\r\nRecorded April 5, 2010
The most thrilling thing as a designer is making something that becomes a cultural phenomenon and impacts people.
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- The tech industry may be dominated by men in terms of numbers, but there are lots of brilliant women in leadership positions that are changing the landscape.
- The women on this list are founders of companies dedicated to teaching girls to code, innovators in the fields of AI, VR, and machine learning, leading tech writers and podcasters, and CEOs of companies like YouTube and Project Include.
- This list is by no means all-encompassing. There are many more influential women in tech that you should seek out and follow.
The results of this study showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence, declining in early adulthood and then climbing back up again into one's early 30s.
- A 2020 Michigan State University study examined the link between teen social networks and the levels of depression later in life.
- This study used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, specifically targeting social network data. The results showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence and declining in early adulthood, then climbing back up again into one's early 30s.
- There are several ways you can attempt to stay active and socially connected while battling depression, according to experts.
The study suggested that teenagers who have a smaller social circle showed higher rated of depression later on in life.
Credit: asiandelight/Shutterstock<p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/msu-tsn093020.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A 2020 Michigan State University study</a> examined the link between teen social networks and the levels of depression later in life. The results of this study suggested teens who have a larger number of friends in adolescent years may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life. These findings were especially prominent in women.</p><p>This study used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, specifically targeting social network data. This data asks students to select up to 5 male and 5 female friends and indicate how often they felt depressive symptoms. </p><p>MSU Sociology Assistant Professor Molly Copeland and lead author Christina Kamis (Sociology doctoral candidate at Duke University) published the study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior in September. </p><p><strong>Female teenagers may struggle more with depression during their teen years but show fewer depressive symptoms later in life.</strong> </p><p>For female adolescents, popularity can lead to increased depression during their teen years. However, this ultimately may lead to lasting benefits of fewer depressive symptoms later in life. "Adolescence (is) a sensitive period of early life when structural facets of social relationships can have lasting mental health consequences," Copeland wrote, adding that "compared to boys, girls face additional risks from how others view their social position in adolescence."</p><p>Throughout this study, men showed no association between popularity and depressive symptoms, however, they did show benefits from naming more friends. As for why this is, Copeland has a theory: perhaps the expectations on young girls (compared to young boys) as well as the roles that lead to popularity can create a kind of stress and strain felt more prominently by girls than boys. </p><p>While this does create more difficult teen years for young girls, the stress and strain may lead to giving these girls a psychological skillset that benefits them later in life, allowing them to deal with stressful situations more easily.</p><p>The study also suggested that teenagers who have a smaller social circle showed higher rates of depression later on in life. </p><p><strong>Results from both men and women followed a U-shaped trajectory of depressive symptoms.</strong></p><p>The results showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence and declining in early adulthood, then climbing back up again into one's early 30s. This was particularly more noticeable in women, who showed a steeper decline in symptoms between the ages of 18-26, followed by a more rapid increase in symptoms in their early 30s. </p>
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Attending support groups, planning activities with family or even just a weekly phone call to a friend can help alleviate depression.
Credit: Mascha Tace/Shutterstock<p>Although maintaining relationships can help you cope, it can also be one of the most difficult things to do when you're experiencing depression.</p><p>As Dr. Jennifer L. Payne (an assistant professor/co-director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore) <a href="https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/major-depression/staying-socially-active-with-depression/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tells Everyday Health</a>: "One of the common symptoms of depression is social isolation." </p><p>Payne goes on to explain that you can "soak up some energy" by simply being around other people, moving around, and staying active.</p><p><strong>Creating a daily schedule and planning activities ensures action. </strong></p><p>While it may be easy to turn down last-minute plans, it's more difficult to cancel plans you've already committed to with friends and family. While it's important not to overwhelm yourself with a packed schedule, creating a minimal daily schedule that involves seeing friends and family or doing activities that you've previously enjoyed can ensure you stay active and often makes you feel more accomplished at the end of each day. </p><p><strong>Support groups and social networking with people who understand. </strong></p><p>While depression can very easily make you feel isolated and alone, surrounding yourself with others who may be struggling with depression as well can help in multiple ways. You will have peer support from people who relate to how you're feeling plus the added benefit of being around people, which can raise your spirits. </p><p><strong>Keeping a journal (and setting goals) can help you feel accomplished. </strong></p><p>Keep a thought journal and detail certain daily or weekly goals (such as a plan to call a friend on Monday or to visit your local coffee shop for a change of scenery on Thursday). These small, achievable goals not only get you out of the house and/or interacting with others, but they also provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction once they are complete. </p><p><strong>Random acts of kindness, such as volunteering, will make you feel good. </strong></p><p><a href="https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/kindness-benefits-james-doty?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1596517476" target="_self">Being kind is good for your health</a> in many different ways. Doing something nice for others can boost your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of satisfaction and well-being. Similar to exercise, kindness, and altruism can also release endorphins, creating a <a href="https://www.quietrev.com/6-science-backed-ways-being-kind-is-good-for-your-health/#:~:text=Kindness%20releases%20feel%2Dgood%20hormones&text=Doing%20nice%20things%20for%20others,as%20a%20%E2%80%9Chelper's%20high.%E2%80%9D" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">temporary sense of euphoria</a> that can help combat depressive symptoms. </p>
Researchers have just discovered the remains of a hybrid human.
90,000 years ago, a young girl lived in a cave in the Altai mountains in southern Siberia. Her life was short; she died in her early teens, but she stands at a unique point in human evolution. She is the first known hybrid of two different kinds of ancient humans: the Neanderthals and the Denisovans.
Physicists create quantum entanglement, making two distant objects behave as one.