REFERENCES - The Bingo Theory - Mimi Ikonn

The Bingo Theory: A revolutionary guide to love, life, and relationships - Mimi Ikonn (2016)



Yin and Yang story

Bierlein, J.F, Parallel Myths, Random House Publishing Group, 16 Jun 2010

Simon Baron Cohen, Empathizing and Systemizing Brain

Macrae, Fiona - Do you have a male or female brain? How women could earn more by thinking like men, Daily Mail, 30 October 2015

Mosley, Michael, Do you have a male or female brain? The simple test that investigates your ‘gender personality’... and the answer will surprise you, Daily Mail, 26 April 2015,

BBC One, Horizon asked Professor Alice Roberts, Sex ID, Brain Sex, Science: Human Mind and Body

Stains, Laurence Roy, Why Men Need to Show Emotion, Men’s Health, September 13, 2006

A Unique Mosaic

Rumbelow, Helen, Why there is no such thing as a Female brain, The Times, December 2 2015

Hamzelou, Jessica, Brains are not male or female, New Scientist, December 5 2015

Societal pressures

Holloway, Kali, Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma.

June 6, 2015


The Finger Test

Manning, John, Digit Ratio, Faber and Faber 2009

Mosley Michael, The tests that show if you've got a male or female brain: The answer may surprise you - and explain your personality, Daily Mail, 30 September 2014

Hanlon, Michael, What the length of your index finger says about you, Daily Mail, 3 December 2010


The physical characteristics of the 4 types as shaped by testosterone and estrogen

Angier, Natalie, Male Hormone Molds Women, Too, In Mind and Body, New York Times, May 3, 1994

Burne, Jerome, What a man can’t resist: the perfect waist-hip ratio, Independent, 3 October 1994

Highfield, Roger, Attractive women are more than just a pretty face, Telegraph, 02 Nov 2005

Pincott, Jena, Sex, science and the art of seduction: What really makes us attractive to the opposite sex, Daily Mail, 8 October 2008

Why the ‘Perfect’ Body isn’t always perfect: How Hormones interact with Waist-to-hip ratios in Women, University of Chicago Press Journals, December 5, 2008



Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh and Chris Weitz, Walt Disney, 2015

Leonardo Da Vinci was a Bingo

Papova, Maria, Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity,, referencing Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius, by Leonard Shlain

Papova, Maria, Why ‘Psychological Androgyny’ is Essential for Creativity, referencing Creativity, The Psychology of Discovery and Invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Bergland, Christopher, Einstein’s Genius Linked to Well-Connected Brain Hemispheres,, October 05, 2013.

CHAPTER 9: How to become a Bingo for Feminine Strength Female or Male

Vigorous Exercise

Mercola, Joseph, 9 Body Hacks to Naturally Increase Testosterone,, July 27 2012.

Power Pose

Cuddy, Amy, Your Body Language Shapes you are Are,, June 2012

Power Dress

Bridge, Sarah, why simply putting on exercise gear will make you WANT to work out - and means you will get better results too, Mail on Sunday, 16 December 2013

Get Your Hands Dirty

Davidson, Jacob, Chopping Wood: a Manlier feel than Sports, TIME, August 26th 2013

CHAPTER 10: How to become a Bingo for Feminine Strength Female or Male


Hagan, Pat, Don’t bottle up your emotions - it’ll knock years off your life and raise cancer risk by 70 percent, Daily Mail, September 7 2013

Spend time alone

Bourg Carter, Sherrie, Reasons You Should Spend More Time Alone: The Healthy Aspects of Solitude, Jan 31, 2012

Get a massage

Rabin, Roni Caryn, Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep, New York Times, September 20, 2010,

Macrae, Fiona, Cuddle hormone holds the secret to looking beautiful: Whiff of oxytocin makes men find their partners more attractive, 26 November 2013

Take a Nap

Barker, Eric, Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science, The Week, July 25, 2014

Get a pet

Sample, Ian, Dogs are man's best friend thanks to bonding hormone, research shows, The Guardian, April 16, 2015

Skerrett, Patrick J, Pets can help their humans create friendships, find social support, Harvard Health, October 29 2015

Scott, Sophie, 10 things you may not know about laughter,, 26 October 2016

Dress Up

Bridge, Sarah, Why simply putting on exercise gear will make you WANT to work out - and means you will get better results too, Mail on Sunday, 16 December 2013

Be in Nature

Reynolds, Gretchen, How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain New York Times, July 22, 2015


Christian, Nordqvist, How does acupuncture work? 21 December 2015

Read fiction

Bury, Liz Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds,, 8 October 2013

Listen to music

Griffiths, Sarah, Feeling down? Then listen to SAD music: Melancholy tunes lift our moods, Daily Mail, November 4 2014

CHAPTER 11: Bingo Relationships

The Magical Kitchen

Ruiz, Don Miguel, The Mastery of Love, Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc, 1999

PART VII: The Bigger Bingo

Bolte-Taylor, Jill, My stroke of insight,, March 2008