Heads-UP #29: From Money Buying Happiness to Awesome Buttons

What a week we’ve had this week. The office has spent a lot of time glued to the ever growing list of news articles and it’s only FASHION WEEK! To give you guys a little rest for the traditional news here a few things we learnt over the past week to keep you guys sane. Without further ado, here’s this week’s Heads-UP:

Nike is named after the Greek goddess of Victory and its iconic ‘tick’ logo is actually a representation of her wings! – Lynn

Princeton economist Angus Deaton and psychologist Daniel Kahneman discovered that as people earn more money, their day-to-day happiness rises… until you hit the $75,000 revenue per year plateau. Beyond 75K, there’s no gain in happiness. – Laurent

Lord Bell (remarkly aptly named) has nothing to do with their account handling in South Africa – Bill
Disclaimer: he probably did

Sacramento’s city council voted 9-0 to pay criminals $ 1.5 million dollars not to kill, in a programme called “Advance Peace”. – Pierre

The ‘#’ symbol is used 125 million times on Twitter, every single day. – Krish

When you travel through the UK, you can hear a different accent in English every 10 miles – Fabienne.

Facebook’s ‘Like’ button used to be the ‘Awesome’ button. – Myriam

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