It's a pretty safe bet to say you're in or around a building right now. But did you know everything from the height of the ceiling to the colour of the walls can influence the way you think?
Marshall McLuhan, noted Canadian media critic and philosopher, coined this phrase in the 1960s to point out an inescapable truth of communication: It's not just the content that matters. The way that content is delivered can be just as important.
They say eyes are windows into the soul and while you shouldn't believe everything "they" say, that aphorism definitely has some truth.
Here's a question I've been thinking about recently: Why does explaining improve some things and ruin others?
A lot happened in the summer of 1954. The world's first atomic power station opened in Russia, Alan Turing committed suicide, the CIA set up a coup in Guatemala, food rationing finally ended in the UK, and the first edition of Sports Illustrated was published. Some pretty big world events, right? You know what else happened? …