How extrovert bias is killing creativity

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There’s a widely-held misconception about introverts: that they are shy or antisocial.   It’s no secret that we live in a society that increasingly favours extroversion over quiet reflection. But can this be contributing to the death of creativity?   In both our personal and professional lives we deem characteristics typical of extroverts as necessary for success: an outgoing ...

The 10 Creepiest Doctor Who Monsters

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With season 9 to start airing on September 19, Whovians are rejoicing at the prospect of a whole new season of their favourite time-traveller. In honour of the new season, I've decided to pay homage to my favourite things about Doctor Who – the villains. The creepiest Doctor Who monsters, to be precise. The demons ...

Immersive art: A review of Absent by dreamthinkspeak

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Absent, the latest site-specific offering from avant garde London theatre company dreamthinkspeak is not theatre at all. It is a sprawling art installation set in the depths of Shoreditch Town Hall, exploring space, nostalgia, the passage of time and the decay of beauty. Those attending with the expectation of seeing a play complete with narrative and ...

BIC: Alienate your customers #LikeABoss

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For Woman's Day in South Africa, pen manufacturer BIC decided to post a message to female customers on social media... Straight out of the 1950s.   The advert, which is supposed to be "empowering", encourages women to look like infants, act like dolls, and think like their male counterparts in order to achieve success in the workplace. Charming. I ...

Alice Underground: Down the Rabbithole and into Wonderland

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[Grace Carter as Alice - image source] In order to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the subterranean Vaults at Waterloo have been beautifully transformed into a sprawling underland... wonderworld... wonderground. No, no, that's all wrong, I'm certain! I must have been changed for Mabel! Produced by Les Enfants Terribles/Emma Brunjes ...

Help Fund Irreverent Dance: Europe’s First Gender-Neutral Body-Positive Dance Studio

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Last July, I had the good fortune to attend a Contact Improvisation workshop organised by London-based dance community, Irreverent Dance. Any reservations I may have had about how my body and its abilities would be received by my new peers were immediately quelled as soon as I walked into the studio. I was surrounded by a group ...