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Catherine Armitage

Catherine Armitage is a senior writer at The Sydney Morning Herald. In a long career in journalism she has covered a wide range of topics including business, science, social issues, education, higher education, legal affairs, ideas and the future. She is a former higher education editor and China correspondent and has received numerous awards and scholarships for her work. She is currently writing about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. 9282 3330.

Darby Cisneros exposes herself, then quits the internet, just like Essena O'Neill

Catherine Armitage Is the internet having an authenticity crisis? Two young women with almost 2 million followers have grabbed headlines by quitting social media in a week.

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Companies to get scientific with hiring

Catherine Armitage Current hiring methods are susceptible to snap judgments and hidden biases, writes Catherine Armitage.

The BIG idea

How low can you go? The golden rule of kakonomics

Catherine Armitage Why is so much in life so crappy? Partly because it's exhausting to constantly perform to a standard of excellence - so I'm told.

Fight to stop ancient arts falling into private hands

woman doing yoga on the beach

Catherine Armitage Move over Indiana Jones, there's a new breed of prospector scouring the world for treasure.

Rise of ambivert ends era of alphas and wallflowers


Catherine Armitage Who wins the war between introverts and extroverts? Ambiverts, apparently. That's most of us, who are somewhere in the middle.

The great sex swindle

<i>Illustration: Simon Letcher</i>

Catherine Armitage When females topped the state in maths doctors were surprised. When a bloke scooped the pool in languages, they couldn't believe their eyes.

Mood swings on PMS: is it all a myth?


Catherine Armitage PREMENSTRUAL distress is largely a myth, and women who experience it usually have their blokes to blame.

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