“Coming close is better than winning it at all”

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An article on PsychCentral by Polly Campbell, citing research to suggest support for the near win effect

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/07/15/coming-close-is-better-than-winning-it-all/

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Mimicking our parents and the brain

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“…the people we love and who love us back are integral to our representations of ourselves.”

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/09/you-have-become-your-mother