Albert Einstein’s World-Changing Aha! Moment

Aha! Moments are incredible instances when answers or solutions seem to come into focus, leaving us enlightened, astounded, and changed. Aha! Moments make the ambiguous crystal clear and provide answers where, just moments before, there was nothing but confusion. Some Aha! Moments leave the person or the world forever changed. Such was Albert Einstein’s Aha! Moment that took place on a street...
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What Mindfulness Has to do With Happiness, Problem-Solving, and Getting Bigger and Better Ideas

Mindfulness, a form of meditation, is the mental act of being keenly aware of the present moment. It is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity, both in the popular press and in psychotherapeutic literature. Mindfulness has moved from a Buddhist practice that originated about 2,600 years ago to mainstream psychotherapy. Among the benefits of mindfulness are heightened creativity, greater...
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Information Overload

It is common knowledge that the brain produces waves that can be studied and recorded. But only a hundred years ago, no one knew about brain waves. They were discovered by German researcher Hans Berger in 1925. Years earlier, during a military training exercise, he was thrown from his horse and almost killed when he landed in the path of a horse-drawn cannon. In that very same moment, his sister...
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Pay Attention to Your Dreams

When my two of my sons were young, we bought a set of bunk beds that needed some assembly. Even with a set of instructions, I have a hard time assembling anything. What might take an average person a few minutes to figure out generally takes me twice as long, and the assembly is half as good. There are often leftover parts and screws and some things that don’t fit quite right. Eventually, I got...
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