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Your Sunday Reading List For Talented Minds: March 8, 2015

Grab cup of coffee, sit back on a comfy couch, and read articles especially curated for you from across the Internet about education, performance, recovery, and life. Each Sunday, A Talented Mind Clinic delivers right to your finger tips the top articles to help you better perform your life. These article were curated by Michael Cerreto at A Talented Mind Clinic in Midlothian, Virginia. If you have suggestions for topics you want in future issues, please let us know at

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Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to new research from UC Berkeley.

by Maria Popova A playful parable about the stories we tell to avoid being wrong and the combinatorial nature of human creativity. Psychologists and behavioral economists now know that there is a strong positive correlation between creativity and dishonesty - the more intelligent and imaginative we are, the better we're able to rationalize our misconduct.

The literary great Marcel Proust wore ear-stoppers because he was unable to filter out irrelevant noise -- and lined his bedroom with cork to attenuate sound. Now new research suggests why the inability to shut out competing sensory information while focusing on the creative project at hand might have been so acute for geniuses such as Proust, Franz Kafka, Charles Darwin, Anton Chekhov and many others.

Let's get off on the right foot. I am not a parent, but I know enough to recognise that it's a tough job. And then there's being a sport parent...

"If you are not the best, then pretend you are" - Muhammad Ali If you have ever seen Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark goal celebration in which he jumps whilst turning before posing arms open with a wide stance, you'll appreciate the power and dominance he portrays at that moment.

Countless couples have recited the words, 'in sickness and in health' on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done. A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness.

I'll never forget my first introduction to jazz music. The year was 1999 and I was watching the movie Runaway Bride starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The scene came up where Robert's character sneaks into Gere's hotel room and finds a Miles Davis cassette tape.

by Maria Popova "The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us." Habit is that peculiar life-force that both obscures and illuminates the crucial difference between routine and ritual. "We are spinning our own fates, good or evil," William James wrote more than a century ago in his timeless treatise on the subject.

The science behind many anti-depressant medications appears to be backwards, say the authors of a paper that challenges the prevailing ideas about the nature of depression and some of the world's most commonly prescribed medications.

by Maria Popova A gentle reminder that the best relationships don't complete us but let us grow and become more fully ourselves. The best children's books, as Tolkien asserted and Sendak agreed, aren't written for children; they are enjoyed by children, but they speak to our deepest longings and fears, and thus enchant humans of all ages.