Claire Raro

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The Scientific Way to Mend a Broken Heart

Most of us have experienced heartbreak, and when you think about how it made you feel, it's very similar to physical pain and suffering. That's no …

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Age

For a long time, psychologists have studied how the words people use correlate with characteristics like gender, personality type, and age. They …

Research Uncovers How And Where Imagination Occurs In The Brain

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination," Albert Einstein once said. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”<p>The elusive quality of mind has long been mused about by artists, philosophers and psychologists who have …

Get Unstuck: Stop Believing the Negative Stories You Tell Yourself

<b>“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>We’ve all done it, right? …

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How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Real Armageddon: Learning how to be Alone!

V. Susan Ferguson, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

8 Surprising Things That'll Make You Wildly Successful

We know, we know. Never stop learning. Set goals. Never fear failure. Get grit. Give. But what achievement enhancers don't we expect?<p>One …

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6 Ways to Take Your Passion to the Next Level

Steven Pressfield says there's a creative genius inside all of us. Get some of his best advice on how to unlock your passion and find your calling.

10 Signs Your Life Is on the Right Track

It looks great from the outside, but are you living the life you were meant to? How to check in with your inner self.<p>Your Reputation Precedes You<p>Your …

How to Tap Into Your True Power

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

12 Tips for Surviving Personal Crisis

When a crisis looms or drops in your lap, you will be better able to tackle it if you have been taking care of yourself -- giving back to you. Never forget how much you matter. You cannot fully give to others, including your work, if you haven't taken care of yourself.<p><b>Coping With and Surviving</b> …

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night.<p>Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner dialogue: We're deciding what we'll say next, contemplating the way the speaker's mouth is moving, thinking about what's for lunch.<p>A healthy fix of silence …

How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter

Daydreaming gets a pretty bad rap. It's often equated with laziness, and we tend to write off people with wandering minds as being absent-minded "space cadets" who can't get their heads out of the clouds.<p>Though we all spend close to 50 percent of our waking lives in a state of mind-wandering, …

Think You Know Your Close Friends? Think Again, Science Says

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 10/03/2013 12:24 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- How well do you know what your loved ones are thinking?<p>If you're like many people, you may think you've got your closest confidants pegged.<p>But it turns out, two common, and very human, biases may cause …

These 9 Cliches May Sum Up Everything You Need To Know About Life

Universally feared and loathed by any writer who's taken a Fiction 101 class, cliches are, by definition, phrases so overused that they've become virtually meaningless. We tend to dismiss these groan-inducing turns of phrase as hackneyed and outdated, and often for good reason.<p>But while the value …

The Incredible Powers Of Nostalgia

<i>By Jeanette Leardi for YouBeauty</i><p>Remember basking in the glow of your senior prom and never wanting that night to end? And what about the excitement and joy you felt when you landed your first job?<p>If you find yourself recalling a fond memory and wishing you could recapture that moment, give in. It …

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent, from the case of young Mozart’s upbringing to E. B. White’s wisdom on writing to Chuck Close’s assertion about art to Tchaikovsky’s conviction about composition to Neil Gaiman’s …

The Digest guide to ... willpower

This is the sixth and last in a series of self-help posts drawing on the BPS Research Digest archive to mark its tenth anniversary. The previous …

Kahlil Gibran's Stunning Declaration of Mankind's Nature

Around midsummer of this year, I was undergoing an inexplicable spell of irrational guilt.<p>These types of episodes have come to me before, but they’re …

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …