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Yielding to Neural Temptation

Daniela Schiller | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science
Daniela Schiller

The personally tailored sponsored ads we receive daily on our computers are rather convenient. When the distance between the tips of our fingers to an ad is so small, do we really make a choice when responding to it? Brain research suggests the opposite: The ad chooses us.

10 New Steps to Getting Unstuck by Forgiving

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

"Giving forth" is a powerful spiritual step of change. Reinforcing this emotional chapter of your journey will be important as your mind, body and spirit learn to function in a new way.

For Obesity, the Future Is Now

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

We do have the cognitive ability to project days or weeks or even years into the future, but we don't do it when we're making food choices in the here and now. What if we could trick ourselves into keeping our heads in the future?

Make Your Reader Sit up and Take Notice

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

One of the best ways to elevate a book -- no matter what the genre -- from merely good to truly great is to sniff out stale images and replace them with fresh ones.

Revising Your Novel: How to Use Fresh Images and Add Emotional Depth to Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whether you drafted a new novel in November for NaNoWriMo or you're in the middle of a multi-year writing project, one key task in revising your book will be to comb (or machete) your way through it to see whether the imagery is as fresh and original as possible.

How Metaphors Change Our Thinking

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Christy Matta, M.A.

With a metaphor we may "switch on a light" and realize that we have been trying to "plant flowers in a tornado" or have been "drifting aimlessly at sea." These simple images can help us change our automatic thought patterns to healthier and more adaptive thinking.

22 Olympic Medals: 9 Back-to-School Lessons We All Could Use

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

The lessons from the Olympics live on, and the skills of visualization and the power of imagination can be adapted to many areas of life.

Make the Perfect Presentation: 5 Lessons From Steve Jobs's Innovative Use of Imagery

Danny Groner | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Danny Groner

Here are five ways that Jobs changed the way we think about presentations, and how you can improve yours by following Jobs's lead.

The Brain Is Not an Explanation

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Consumers of science prefer simple messages and have heightened confidence in biological evidence to explain behavior. That may be human nature, but scientists should be careful not to play into these pervasive biases.

Imagery Gives Voice to Your Emotions

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

Imagery seems able to take us for a "glass-bottom boat" ride into our unconscious minds and to let information come to light from that hidden source of intelligence.

Self-Healing Children: The Promise of Verbal First Aid

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

That our words have not only emotional impacts on others, but measurable, magnificent physiological effects is nothing short of astounding.

Worth Watching: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Home"

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's method is to get somewhere high, usually a helicopter or a paraglider, and point his camera downward. The results are usually magnificent, and last year, they inspired a film.

Why Does Visualization Not Work For You?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

In the "new age" culture, visualization is a powerful tool that is recommended to bring people to realize their dreams in their lives. In recent reviews, I have also recommended visualization as a tool to help get people to their imagined goals.

Making the Move: From Paralysis to Action in Leaving Your Job (Or Anything)

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

So you've realized that you hate your current job. You're committed to leaving. And you have drawn up the list of why the current job is bad and a move would be good. But you still can't make that move and you're daunted by the task of doing something. Why is this happening and what else can you do about this?