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New Ways to Look at Positive Thinking & Acting

Though I'm skeptical of self-help books that claim to change my life, a recent one, The As If Principle, uses studies to prove that behavior creates thoughts and feelings. read more

Blind Hero Brightens New Mystery Series

Unique blind psychiatrist protagonist lights up intelligent, risk-taking dark mystery, Dante's Wood, by ex-lawyer Lynn Raimondo. read more

22 Funny Words

Are you addicted (if not clinically) to playing Scrabble and such word games? Games can get you into a flow state where time stops. Prepare by learning some fun words... read more

22 Funny Words for a Fair Win

Are you addicted (if not clinically) to playing Scrabble and such word games? Games can get you into a flow state where time stops. Prepare by learning some fun words... read more

Can Moms Make Art?

Lost in Living is a powerful documentary that delves into the emotions felt and the life choices made by mothers who are also writers or artists. read more

Peter Pan and Growing Up

If we believe in fairies, Tinkerbell lives. If we believe in an education system that keeps creativity alive, can Wendy, Tootles, and the rest hold onto some of their spark? read more

6 Ways to Clean Up Your Space and Your Life

Try these six suggestions, some based on the latest findings of positive psychology, for your own personal jump start. read more

Can Hope Be Bad?

Hope has been studied lately with more depth than I thought possible. Experts offer insights into good and bad kinds of hope. read more

8 Strategies For Thinking More Like Sherlock Holmes

It's the 125th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes novel, and here are some insights (and 8 tips) about the brain machinations of the world's most popular fictional detective. read more

Beautiful Minds Has a New Home

Beautiful Minds is now part of Scientific American MIND's new blog network! read more

The Truth about Mormons

Enlightening new novel called ELDERS satisfies curiosity about what Mormons do on those two-year proselytizing missions. read more

Raise a Sensitive Child

The ability to put yourself in the place of another, feelings and all, evolves throughout childhood, and there are ways you can help consolidate the trait of empathy in your own child. read more

When Obsessions Combine: Writer "Climbs" Everest

You don't have to be an adventure lover to feel the thrills. A superb novelist puts you at the peak of Everest with the earliest pioneers. read more

The Danger of (Some) Creativity Advocates

There is a place for revolutionaries. Sometimes it's okay for people to get upset. But can we upset people in a more scientific way? read more

Awesome Output, No Writer's Block: How?

Author David Madden's mind is lit by an awe-inspiring creative fire that, with his latest novel, shows no sign of dimming. read more

The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative’s Occupational Hazard

Between bolstering up and ranting, there might be a middle way when responding to criticism: the 48-hour sulk rule. Find out how. read more

The Psychology of Rejection & Criticism with Mark McGuinness

Criticism paralyzes some potentially creative people, but developing resilience in the face of rejection can help people realize their creative aspirations. read more

Writing When You Don't Feel Like It

You don't have to be brilliant to make a life (or a sort-of living) as a nonfiction writer. This guide offers the basics you'll need. read more

Why couldn't Jean Valjean have been more creative?

With a little creativity, Valjean could have helped a lot more people and made his life a lot easier. read more

4 Good Ways to Get Great Ideas

To refresh your sense of novelty and come up with new ideas, try some of these tips on how to constrain your imagination in good ways. read more

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