PHD International’s media planner, Shona Read, provides this week’s mix of interesting people, amazing stories and inspiring thoughts;


  • TED talk of the week – Why we laugh – Did you know you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with someone else than if you’re alone?
  • 4 Things you wish you’d known – Strategist, Georgia Craib, talks about her role at eatbigfish
  • Science is beautiful – but the way you present things can have a drastic effect on how people perceive things… and infographics are not necessarily a new phenomenon



  • TED podcast of the week – Champions – From playing sports in school to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement.
  • Freakonomics of the Week – Who runs the Internet? – Could the mayhem we unleash online reduce the mayhem we see in real life? Is net neutrality really that important?




The ‘Puppy Room – One university’s innovative solution for stressed-out students… I know I’d be a lot less stressed if I had this in my life! (Main picture)