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Michelle Newton

Director of Cultural Forecasting, GalKal Australia

Michelle Newton is the Director of Cultural Forecasting at GalKal Australia. More on Twitter @_GalKal 
Gene Wilder Was An Everlasting

Gene Wilder Was An Everlasting Showstopper

Gene Wilder gave us the golden ticket to childhood. In his role as Willy Wonka he created a sense of nostalgia and a magic for a time gone by, a sense of longing for childhood that went with him and cannot be replaced.
01/09/2016 10:26 AM AEST
How Romanticism Ruined

How Romanticism Ruined Romance

Does that mean we are all doomed to fail in long-term relationships? The short answer is yes, unless we get a healthy dose of pragmatism and empathy and turn off the mindless episodes of 'The Bachelor'.
09/08/2016 6:19 AM AEST
Now Celebrities Are Our 'Friends' We Mourn Their Passing Even

Now Celebrities Are Our 'Friends' We Mourn Their Passing Even More

It is feasible that in the near future we will be able to go to Beyoncé's house, explore her wardrobe with her and be there to record her next album. The more media and technology delivers these stars to us, the more intimate our relationship becomes.
05/06/2016 5:42 PM AEST
Stop Saying You're A Single Mum When You're

Stop Saying You're A Single Mum When You're Not

If you are financially and emotionally supported by the father of your kids and you all live under the same roof, even if he is a frequent flyer or he likes weekends away with the boys, then you are NOT a single mother.
09/05/2016 6:53 AM AEST
Our Views On Ageing Need A

Our Views On Ageing Need A Facelift

The Queen recently turned 90. By doing so, she has already lived six years longer than the average Australian female. One might expect this would be the case given her privileged life, but science suggests that she has more in common with us than we think.
05/05/2016 3:41 AM AEST
How Much Do You 'Like' Walking In Someone Else's

How Much Do You 'Like' Walking In Someone Else's Shoes

Australia has been a bit slack in our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others. Look at Tinder, where with a mere swipe to the left or right we either accept or dismiss a whole human being. And why wouldn't we? It feels great to be in control; it feels great to be liked. But are we losing our sense of empathy?
03/04/2016 6:42 AM AEST