Category: Interests

Five tips for a successful podcast interview

Conducting an interview can be a daunting task. Like networking at events or public speaking, there is an art to the interview so subtle that we often think it must…
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Electric currents through the brain could lead to accelerated learning

Remember that scene in The Matrix where Neo is strapped into a chair, hooked up to a computer via a huge needle-stlye plug into his brain, and then has all the information…
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What is the point of 3D printing in the home?

3D printing is becoming more accessible, more versatile, and is beginning to be marketed as a domestic product. There is even a 3D printer for kids set for release in…
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How to be a parent and a writer without losing your mind

'Write what you know' they say, but as a new parent all I knew was dirty nappies, sleepless nights, and the smell of milk permeating everything. I felt like it…
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Why a mother’s love is like Stockholm Syndrome

Months of sleep deprivation, loss of physical autonomy, extended exposure to high-pitched squealing sounds, and long hours of rocking back and forth. By the time I got some normalcy back,…
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The myth of the supermum

SuperMum. She is that lady in the daytime ads for paper towels and other household products. Her home is immaculate, her hair always done, her kids are neat, and when little Timmy comes…
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Bury me in an egg under a tree

Headstones, tombs, coffins, and cemeteries are so passé. Soon burial grounds could be replaced with forests thanks to organic burial pods designed in Italy. Forget the coffin, bury me in an…
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Artist James Nguyen examines intergenerational memory in Exit Strategies

"It's too nice" he says as I stare at a video of a raw chicken being ironed. I glance at the next screen to see a man licking a large…
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Why I love my body more since giving birth

Before I had a child, before the idea of a child was even conceived in my mind, my body and I were at war. It never looked the way I wanted…
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