My Featured Blogger this week is Addison of A Better Man. Addison describes himself as “a simple Singaporean guy who loves a challenge,” who is “always thinking about new ideas and ways of doing things, passionate about creativity and dogged determination.” Unsurprisingly, then, his motto is, “Improve the world by improving yourself.”
I’ve followed Addison from early on–when we were both still figuring out how to do this blogging thing–and have been delighted to see how his focus has sharpened, his posts become more polished, and his following grown!
What’s not to like?
The internet is chock full of infographics and posts that explain the psychological associations of various colors to help people and brands choose the perfect hue for their product, logo, or living room wall. These posts are entertaining, but there’s one serious problem with them if you’re actually planning to use the information for any kind of significant decision: what colors mean varies wildly from culture to culture.
Take yellow, for instance. Most of people in America instantly associate the color with the sun, school buses, and happy emojis. It’s cheerful, upbeat, and energizing. But if you paint your living room yellow in order to lift your visitors’ spirits, you might run into problems if a Chinese or French exchange student comes to stay.
In France, “yellow signifies jealousy, betrayal, weakness, and contradiction. In the 10th century, the French painted the doors of traitors and criminals yellow,” explains the Huffington…
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