Review:‘When:The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing’ by Daniel H. Pink
Coleman, who is perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Clara Oswald in the television series “Doctor Who,” is set to meet eager fans on Thursday and Friday and will sign autographs and pose for photographs at the event.
The actress' versatility has been put to the test in recent years, with her portrayal of Britain's Queen Victoria on the ITV series “Victoria” garnering praise from critics. She also scored a role on the silver screen in 2011, playing the character of Connie in Hollywood blockbuster “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
She began her career on British TV show “Emmerdale” in 2005 and received a nomination at the 2006 National Television Awards for the Most Popular Newcomer award for her portrayal of character Jasmine Thomas on the soap.
Coleman will attend the event along with actor Ezra Miller who plays The Flash in the DC Universe. Miller recently starred in Hollywood film “Justice League” with Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa and previously starred in the Harry Potter spinoff movie, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.”
When he is not acting, Miller tours the US with his band, Sons of an Illustrious Father.
The actor is set to touch down in the UAE this week and will meet fans on Friday and Saturday.
The MEFCC is set to run from April 5-7 at Dubai World Trade Center and will feature panel discussions, workshops and a raft of activities for fans of all ages.
One of the annual highlights of the event is the Artists' Alley, a dedicated section where regional and international comic and manga artists showcase their latest creations for sale.
Comic Con is also popular among those who relish the chance to get creative and dress up as comic characters in what is known as cosplay, a hybrid of the words costume and play. Cosplayers from around the region attend the event in their full regalia, dressing up as popular characters from anime, comics and movies.
British actress Jenna Coleman is set to appear at this week’s Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) in Dubai.
In our fast-paced world, timing is everything. Every day of our lives, we are swamped with an endless flow of decisions we need to take: When is the best time to exercise? When is it the right time to quit a job? When should we deliver bad news? These are just a few examples of the choices we need to make on a daily basis.
In his latest book, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing,” Daniel H. Pink refers to a rich source of cutting-edge research in the fields of psychology, biology and economics to prove that timing is a science.
In the book, he refers to a key study led by two Cornell University sociologists who examined 500 million tweets made by 2.4 million users in 84 countries over a two-year period in order to measure people's emotions over time. They found an astonishing consistent pattern across people's working hours. The tweeters' optimistic and engaging attitude generally increased in the morning, dropped in the afternoon and rose again in the early evening.
“Across continents and time zones, as predictable as the ocean tides, was the same daily oscillation, a peak, a trough and a rebound,” writes Pink. In other words, our mental faculties do not remain the same over the course of a day. We are more productive and LOS ANGELES: Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama “Hill Street Blues,” died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer.
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The delicate, mint-colored dress flared out at the waist and was embellished with glistening beadwork.
The actress accessorized the look with a glittering necklace and drop earrings and ensured the jewelry was on full display by sweeping her tresses into a stylish up-do.
She shared photographs on Instagram, saying: “Enjoying the lovely weather and friends here!” creative in some parts of the day than others. One British survey referenced in the book showed that a typical worker reaches his most unproductive moment of the day at 2.55 p.m. Similarly, Danish schoolchildren who take their exams in the afternoon have lower marks than those who are tested in the morning.
We all follow a hidden pattern, but once we figure out when we reach a peak or feel low, we can build a schedule better suited to our capabilities. Naps, going for a walk and breaks — especially lunch breaks — are not a waste of time. Incidentally, the best time to have a cup of coffee, according to the author, is not first thing in the morning, but an hour or 90 minutes after you wake up. By then, your cortisol production has risen and the caffeine works wonders.
This fascinating book made the New York Times Bestseller list and even hit the number one spot on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller list.
The Wall Street Journal opined that it “brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice,” so if you are struggling to manage your time, it is the perfect read.
Pink has authored various books on work, management and behavioral science and is the former host of National Geographic Channel's TV series, Crowd Control.
Jenna Coleman will appear at the Middle East Film and Comic Con. (AFP)
Fan Bingbing dazzled in a Georges Hobeika gown. (@georgeshobeika)