pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the Journal workplace sphere, such as corporate history, workplace advice, healthy office habits, and more.

  • Cleo Jansen
    Published about a month ago
    Industries and Companies Who Benefit from Global Lockdown

    Industries and Companies Who Benefit from Global Lockdown

    Local bars and favorite late-night eating spots are closing. Basketball matches are a distant memory. The doors of movie theaters are closed indefinitely. The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine issued to stop the spread of the virus are killing most businesses. A rare street will look the same after the lockdown is over. However, some industries are not only surviving but actually thriving in quarantine, and here’s their (incomplete) list.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 2 months ago
    Vocal Is Better Than Medium

    Vocal Is Better Than Medium

    Every time you scroll through any social media platform you’re bound to see the latest viral article that is making the rounds. If you’re an artist or a writer, a viral article can bring a huge amount of visibility to your work or business.
  • Mi Brand Co.
    Published 3 months ago
    Controversial Ads

    Controversial Ads

    New products and companies are being forced to think outside of the box and are challenged to start embracing creative strategy targeting consumer reaction as a KPI in current and future campaigns. The advent of television, radio, print mediums and now social media, have caused new advertising methods to saturate the market. The potential for wear-out is a crucial factor in the advertising industry, so how does a company make a huge splash, without getting wet?
  • Emily Worrall
    Published 5 months ago
    The Vulnerable Graduate

    The Vulnerable Graduate

    It's no rare occurrence, yet it makes you feel embarrassed and singled out. This story is a warning to check your facts before applying for a job. I have fallen for it and so have many others. But what, you may ask, is it?
  • Matty Long
    Published 5 months ago
    A cynical look ... at my cynical look ... at New Year's Resolutions

    A cynical look ... at my cynical look ... at New Year's Resolutions

    I’ve never had a New Year’s resolution. That is because I’ve always had a cynical attitude towards them. I feel if there’s something about your life that you feel you need change, change it!! Why do you have to wait until New Year? And on top of that, people hardly ever keep them anyway. They really are completely pointless in my eyes.
  • Matt Reilly
    Published 7 months ago
    A Podcast Begins

    A Podcast Begins

    Several months ago, A friend and I decided our daily banter may be worth sharing with the general public. We both listen to podcasts weekly and the idea really intrigued us. But we didn't want to be just another podcast on the list of average podcasts. We wanted to do something different. We wanted to be blunt, open, and completely honest about every topic we decided to chat about.
  • Jonathan Reed
    Published about a year ago
    In Defence of Royal Reporters
  • Danny Flamberg
    Published 3 years ago
    The Blue Nail Puzzle

    The Blue Nail Puzzle

    It’s sandal season. I’ve been trying to understand why so many women are wearing blue nail polish this summer. It feels as if, all of sudden, everyone got the word and embraced a new color palette. Do you ever wonder how things get popular and reach scale quickly?
  • Michael Thielmann
    Published 3 years ago
    Streams, Memes, and ESports Dreams

    Streams, Memes, and ESports Dreams

    How valuable is our attention? Individually, it might not seem like what we pay attention to adds up to much. When we see that viral YouTube video though, we realize the power of our collective attention. People are able to make their living based on how many viewers pay attention to them on a consistent basis. We've all heard it said that "time is money." What I feel now is that "time multiplied by attention is money."
  • Amy Short
    Published 3 years ago
    Why Are So Many People Continuing to Read Books Despite Living in a Digital World?

    Why Are So Many People Continuing to Read Books Despite Living in a Digital World?

    In 2015, over 2.6 billion physical books were sold according to the Publisher's Association. This amount means that there has been a 7% increase in the total amount of physical book sales than the year before. This is the key evidence to support the idea that more and more people are reading physical books even though we are in the midst of a digital age.
  • Clark Ramos
    Published 3 years ago
    Millennials Are The Worst Generation
  • Heidi
    Published 3 years ago
    Art & Fear

    Art & Fear

    We live in such influential times, we are often molded by what we witness on a day to day basis. With modern technology, there's definitely a sensory overload that I know I experience. The world is becoming so overpopulated as well, everybody's doing everything and anything. You can be a witness from thousands of miles away by a simple click of a button. It's undeniable that the options of self-expression are damn near infinite. I think that's mainly why we scrutinize our snap and Insta stories more often than the people who actually look at them. Perhaps sometimes, we become too sensitive to our own flaws. And maybe we can thank filters for that. Painting a view through rose-colored lenses for people to see us.