I can't say I've ever had a problem with the current design of scissors which has served us well since the mid-1700s, but designer Spencer Nugent has seen fit to magic up these Comfort Grip scissors.
Resting the lower blade on a flat surface, it's the top blade which actually does all the working, slicing down on the paper like a mini-guillotine. A quick squeeze on the orange round handle, and chop! chop! the paper is sliced.