Pandemic Culture and Anxiety: a look at social, personal and business response

On Thursday 2nd April, I attended (for lack of a better word) a super interesting webinar all about "pandemic culture" - looking at the impact of social isolation, the role of 24/7 media coverage, and what brands can do and what they shouldn't do etc. I initially wrote this up as a thread on Twitter … Continue reading Pandemic Culture and Anxiety: a look at social, personal and business response

Sorry, NatWest, you can’t buy your way out of history

What a disappointing start to the morning. You all know I'm loud with my #financialfeminism drum. And if you want to know why, look no further than the new #MrBanker campaign from @NatWest_Help and @StylistMagazine. pic.twitter.com/AaQT6ivR3H — Harriet Allner (@TheScribbleBug) May 22, 2019 Financial feminism. The belief in the financial equality of women. The effort … Continue reading Sorry, NatWest, you can’t buy your way out of history

Music Myths: Can music make you smarter? What about happier?

Having spent a weekend doing my best impressions of a noughties teenager at Reading Festival 2017 (leaving me with a neck that can barely move from my flailing attempts at hairography), it’s no surprise that my brain has been percolating on some ideas around music. Because you might be rocking headphones whilst you read this, but does music help with productivity? Does your favourite song really lift your mood? Is it true listening to music can make you smarter? Learn languages faster? Boost your memory? There are dozens of myths about the power of music. Here are some of the ones I find most interesting.

Book Review: Let The Dead Speak, Jane Casey’s Twistiest Mystery Yet

Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey Unpicking her twistiest crime scene yet, Maeve Kerrigan is back – and she’s had a promotion. At the end of 2015, the book I wanted to read didn’t seem to exist. There seemed to be a lack of crime novels with ambitious young heroines as protagonists, though there were … Continue reading Book Review: Let The Dead Speak, Jane Casey’s Twistiest Mystery Yet