The seemingly too-good-to-be-true 4-hour workweek has a few glaring caveats
October 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The real stories behind some fashion fads and classics hold some surprising twists
October 05, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Antonio Lopez's electrifying art defined the style of the times, 1960s-'80s. Now, a gallery show and book call renewed attention to his accomplishments
October 02, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
US carbon dioxide emissions go down, but European emissions go up, as coal is traded worldwide
September 25, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
In a new book, Steven Johnson encourages us to lose top-down hierarchies, typical of companies, and instead organize around peer networks
September 25, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
As this old newspaper ad supplement shows, in the heydey of synthetic knits, DuPont advanced its chemically made fibers as a key to "Better Living"
September 24, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
For decades, Ivory sold itself as the suds that made legwear last longer
September 18, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
From humble beginnings in 1962, today the Walmart empire includes 8,500 stores in 15 countries, with 3,898 proudly hosted on U.S. soil
August 31, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A look at how artists spent their summer vacations—at the beach
August 31, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
To help maintain its position as a popular European destination, Amsterdam embraced marketing with "I amsterdam," a brand campaign for the city and its residents
August 30, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Like products, cities need a brand identity. In this Tennessee city, a team of designers have created an official font
August 29, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Three engineers at Stanford are developing science toys for girls that will actually inspire young women to go into math and science
August 29, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Bluetooth's odd name harkens back to Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson's Viking heritage
August 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
When the country gained its independence after World War I, artist Alphonse Mucha was called upon to help design an important part of any country's identity - its money
August 21, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Children and hobbyists rejoice - today is Lego's 80th birthday.
August 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A schoolgirl and a former traveling Bible salesman helped turn deodorants and antiperspirants from niche toiletries into an $18 billion industry
August 03, 2012 | By Sarah Everts
While there may be many books, stuffed animals or DVDs that are exactly the same as the ones stuffed in your closet, there's something special about the copy you own specifically because it's yours.
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Infographic design first appeared at the Olympics in 1948, when the games were last in London.
July 20, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
An advertisement issued by some brilliant London entrepreneurs may well be the first coffee ad ever.
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The department store chain's visionary executive beat the competition in exotic fashion flair
July 13, 2012 | By Emily Spivack