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Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

What Scientists Learned From The World's Most Famous Amnesiac

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science

Kent Cochrane, a man with one of the most studied brains in history, died this year at the age of 62, leaving scientists with a far greater understand...

What I Learned This Year

Ari Andersen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Ari Andersen

There's a weird phenomenon that exists, and I think this year was the first time I've begun to recognize it: The more you learn, the more you realize that the number of things you know divided by the number of things you don't know is an infinitesimally small figure.

What Goes Round, Comes Round

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I had a head injury at age fifteen on my way home from qualifying to sail to Canada to plan some real estate development for the church to which I bel...

"Stay With Me": A Talk With Alison Gaylin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

International best-selling author Alison Gaylin received an Edgar nomination for her first book, Hide Your Eyes. Her Shamus Award-winning novel, And She Was, received a nomination for the Thriller and Anthony awards.

Sliced-Up Brain Confirms Famous Patient's Peculiar Problem

natureheader | Alison Abbott | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

By slicing up and reconstructing the brain of Henry Gustav Molaison, researchers have confirmed predictions about a patient that has already contribut...

Scientists Target and Block a Specific Memory

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Erasing memory is the plot for several popular science fiction movies, but the fact is that there is no convincing evidence that the memory of specific experience (called declarative memory) can be erased in humans -- until now.

Why Obama must help my "invisible cousin," Benjaman Kyle

Carlo Revelli | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Carlo Revelli

This is the story of how I discovered that I was the cousin of the only man on Earth who is listed as 'missing' despite his whereabouts being known.

Sleep on Drugs

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Sleep experts believe that our 24/7 culture has created such pervasive sleep deprivation that abnormal sleepiness is the norm. Unfortunately, there is...

She Can't Remember Being A Mom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

The scrapbook of Kay Delaney's mind is nearly blank. Delaney, 55, slipped and hit her head at work last year, erasing more than 20 years of memories t...

Amnesiac Comes Home To Family After 23 Years

Posted 08.07.2012 | Good News

It's a scenario that has become a staple in soap operas and movies from the Bourne trilogy to "Spellbound," but here's a real-life case of severe amne...

The Vow IS Enhanced by Being Based on Truth

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Tatum is sincere and loving as Leo but he is also a sort of clunky actor. For some this just adds to his charm, while for others it is off-setting. He has a boyish charm and you can certainly see why Paige was attracted to Leo.

A Life-Long Marriage With No Memories

Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty

Lee Woodruff of CBS This Morning tells the poignant story of college sweethearts who are rebuilding their life together after the husband sustained a ...

Amnesiac Cellist Stuns Doctors With Musical Memory

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living

When an infection attacked the brain of a 68-year-old concert cellist and wiped out his entire memory back in 2005, doctors were shocked to discover h...

Sex-Induced Amnesia?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

A 54-year-old woman must have had the best sex ever. In fact, doctors at Georgetown University Hospital believe it resulted in short-term global am...

Sakey's Newest Suffers in Comparison to His Earlier Works

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Marcus Sakey is a talented writer that America has not yet discovered, and it is about time they did.

WATCH: Woman Graduates College Almost 20 Years After Her Memory Was Completely Erased

Posted 08.13.2011 | College

Su Meck was 22-years-old when a ceiling fan fell on her head and wiped out her memory. 23 years later, however, at the age of 45, Meck is graduating M...

Amnesia Victim Identified, But Mysteries Still Abound

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, police in Joliet, Illinois released photos and information to the media about a woman they had found near the city's Bicentennial Park. ...

Presidential Travel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Specter Of The Counterculture III: The Land Of False Dreams

James Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Block

What so desperately needs forgetting? Drink the Kool-Aid like Chance the Gardener and the very question recedes. Americans want to live in Pleasantville, and every pill they take and ad they watch is their friend.

Sleep Amnesia: Why Do We Forget Our Dreams? | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences dreamless nights at least once in a while, so unless we're all terrible at remembering dreams, something else must be going on....

Teen With Amnesia Found In Times Square Is Identified

AOL News | Evan Buxbaum, CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Authorities have identified a teenager believed to be suffering from amnesia who was found on the streets of New York two weeks ago. Police say a CNN...

Edward Lighthart, Mysterious Seattle Amnesiac, Was University of Chicago Grad

Chicago Sun-Times | PostChronicle.Com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A dehydrated man who wandered out of a Seattle public park last month with no ID, $600 stuffed in a sock and amnesia has a Chicago connection. It t...