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The Creative Power Of Memory

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgYou probably think that memory is the exact opposite of creativity. After all, the things you memorize already exist, they're not new. And creativity is all about a new idea that didn't exist before... right?

The Skinny On Remembering

Penny Love | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Penny Love

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLosing your memory is sort of like gaining weight; you don't quite know how it happened but one day your zipper won't quite zip. And the same thing happens mentally.

Thirty Years of Remembering

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

I have come to realize recently that my memories of my mother over the past 30 years consist more of those times when I have felt her presence since her death than when she was alive.

The Stories We Tell, or How I Met My Husband

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Those stories that we tell -- how we met, how he proposed, the birth of each of our children -- those stories are what connect us to each other and keep us remembering all (so much!) that we've experienced together.

She Carved Out a Wonderful Life

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

The little girl came home from school in tears, saddled with an assignment she knew she couldn't handle.

RETURNING: Thoughts on the Jewish High Holy Days -2001 and 2012

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Ruth Neubauer

Standing between a past which is gone and a future not yet born, we express our wish for a year of safety, mindfulness, care of, and for, each other, and a sense of connection to all.

Happy 50th Birthday to a Brother Who Died Long Ago

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Linda K. Wertheimer

In 23 years, Kevin did a lot of living. Since he would have been 50, here are 50 things I remember about my brother.

Eyewitness to a War

Terry Marotta | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

I am mindful of what day this is, the only holiday we celebrate on its real date, the only one not nudged this way or that to give us the coveted thre...

Does Any Computer Appeal to Seniors?

Liddy Manson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

Technology can't substitute for human interaction, and it never will. But it can ease the demands of caregiving in the early years, and buy everyone much needed time.

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien! - Nora

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 08.31.2012 | Celebrity
Carol Muske-Dukes

Last night I had a dream that starred Nora Ephron as Edith Piaf. I was a friend of Nora's (like half the Western world, I know) and like half the Western world I was shocked to learn, in one phone call last Tuesday, not only that Nora had cancer, but that she was dying. So, here is my Nora story.

Mother Goat Study Reveals Animals' Amazing Memory

Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2012 07:08 PM EDT on LiveScience Don't underestimate the emotional lives of far...


Gideon Resnick | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Gideon Resnick

I have always clung to my family's history as something that defines me in a way I have yet to understand. I feel ignorant though when people ask when was the last time I visited, because I simply haven't... ever.

Remembering Revolution: A Few Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots/Uprising.

Javon Johnson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant human events in recent history, many are asking if we are better off now than just two decades before. While I understand the impetus for this kind of thinking, the question is far too simplistic.

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End

Nikki Luongo | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all have dates that stick in our minds: births, deaths, anniversaries, graduations. Some moments are stuck in time never to be erased, too valuable...

Why Home Matters, Even -- Especially -- at the End

Liddy Manson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

She couldn't leave her bed at all during the final months, but the city came to her, one person at a time, to say goodbye in the room where they'd said so many hellos.

The Mystery of Outstanding Achievement

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Shaffer

I'm glad to see so much attention being given to the commencement address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University in 2005. It's a wonderful combi...

The Art of Memorization

Uloop | Posted 12.20.2011 | College

Why make your life any more difficult than it needs to be? Using the right study techniques can drastically reduce the amount of time required to study and get you a better grade in the process.

11 Easy Ways To Remember Practically Everything

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

I'm always striving to improve my memory. Here are some tips I use all the time to help me remember.

See the Faces of the Egyptian Martyrs

Rudy Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rudy Adler

We've created a special online memorial to the Egyptian martyrs. A place to remember their sacrifices and know that these are not just numbers.

Who Was the Real John Lennon?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

This week marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. Discussion has predictably turned to the legacy that the musician left behind, and how we remember him today. Here's a sampling of different takes on Lennon.

The Rise of the Dead: How Many Ghosts Are on Facebook?

Rudy Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rudy Adler

Beyond the anecdote of an awkward experience, surprisingly few facts exist about the prevalence of death on social media.

How to Defeat the Great Eraser

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Death eventually claims everyone who remembers a certain person, but there is another option: Honor those people and their stories by writing them down or recording them.

What Will You Remember?

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

For each of us, the ultimate curiosity concerns our own selves. To satisfy that curiosity, we have no choice but to take the path of memory and recollection.

Thanksgiving: A Day of Introspection and Gratitude

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I did not feel well enough to travel this holiday. Normally, I would have pushed my way through it but my husband gave me this gift of the day, the t...

We Are Our Memories

Lionel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Friedrich Nietzsche, in the only quote of his most "remember," reminds us: That which does not kill us makes us stronger. But not if you forget what didn't kill you.