Want to increase IQ and EQ? Read a novel

Recently I was told that I’ll never “develop as a person” if I continue to read novels instead of more serious non-fiction titles. It’s hard to explain my reaction when confronted with this view: a mix of exasperation, incredulity and facepalming. But sadly, this is a common misperception among self-help book devotees. I couldn’t bringContinue reading “Want to increase IQ and EQ? Read a novel”

Getting back en pointe

I used to dance. Ballet. From ages six to almost-18. I may not have been amazing, but I was pretty good, and I loved it. It was actually a bit of a tough decision to pursue university studies over trying to dance professionally, but I chose uni and stopped dancing. For over 10 years IContinue reading “Getting back en pointe”