Can Menopause Really Be Reversed?
Can Menopause Really Be Reversed?
in Health & Wellness by Roger Sturmey, University of Hull
Scientists in Greece claimed recently to have reversed the menopause. They did this by injecting blood plasma that…
How A Varied Diet Can Prevent Diabetes
How A Varied Diet Can Prevent Diabetes
in Healing Diet by Annalijn I Conklin, University of California, Los Angeles; Nita Forouhi, University of Cambridge, and Pablo Monsivais, University of Cambridge
In a study of over 25,000 adults with detailed information about their eating habits, people with a greater diversity…
How Gross Inequality And Crushed Hopes Have Fed The Rise Of Donald Trump
How Gross Inequality And Crushed Hopes Have Fed The Rise Of Donald Trump
in Elections by Nick Fischer, Monash University
Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for president of the United States and millions of people are asking: “How…
Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times
Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times
in Horoscope by Sarah Varcas
We live in intense times: intensely unpredictable, intensely beautiful, intensely unsettling, intensely…
The Right Kind Of Intimacy Keeps Couples Feeling Sexy
The Right Kind Of Intimacy Keeps Couples Feeling Sexy
in Couples by Monique Patenaude, University of Rochester
New research suggests that there are ways for couples to sustain—or rekindle—their passion, despite the tendency of…
Why You Might Want To Order Lunch An Hour Early
Why You Might Want To Order Lunch An Hour Early
in Food & Nutrition by Shilo Rea, Carnegie Mellon University
Ordering lunch at least an hour before you eat could help you cut calories and avoid unhealthy impulse choices.
How A New Source Of Water Is Helping Reduce Conflict In The Middle East
How A New Source Of Water Is Helping Reduce Conflict In The Middle East
in Economy by InnerSelf Staff
Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch…
Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?
Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?
in Leisure & Creativity by Gregory Currie, University of York
If you are committed to the pleasures of reading you may be pleased to discover that there is evidence to suggest that…
A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a Difference
A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a Difference
in Career & Success by Michelle-Jeanne Noel
Why do so many brave people, having failed in their marriage, their job or some other undertaking, fall into the same…
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More CO2 Won't Help Northern Forests Or Stave Off Climate Change
in Environment by Noah Charney, University of Arizona
We’ve heard the predictions of how greenhouse gas emissions will drive changes in the temperatures and precipitation…
Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?
Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?
in Parenting by Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Brad Bushman, The Ohio State University, and Yakup Cetin, Fatih University
The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black…
How The Word Hysteria Has Been Used To Control Women
How The Word Hysteria Has Been Used To Control Women
in Culture Wars by Paula Michaels, Monash University
Is there a difference between calling a woman or a man “hysterical”? The word’s origin as the term for a psychological…
Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You
Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
If you're waiting for a change and frustrated it's not happening, maybe it would be beneficial to give up all hope!…
Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success
Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success
in Diseases & Conditions by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.
If you take prescription opioids, you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms at some point—perhaps when you forgot to…
Humans Are Playing High-risk, High-stakes Ecological Roulette
Humans Are Playing High-risk, High-stakes Ecological Roulette
in Environment by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientists across the world shows that human impacts have helped push…
Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change
Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change
in Life Changes by Nancy Bolling
I’m tempted by efficiency. My overactive brain craves the order of a predictable routine, a color-by-numbers life, the…
The Norovirus Sickens Almost 700 Million People A Year
The Norovirus Sickens Almost 700 Million People A Year
in Environmental Health by Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins University
"It doesn't matter how old you are or if you're in a wealthy country or a poorer one or if you've had it before—you can…
The Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans
The Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans
in Environment by Liza Gross, Ensia
When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled…
Politics Serves As Therapy When Trump Takes The Stage
Politics Serves As Therapy When Trump Takes The Stage
in Elections by Brendon O'Connor, University of Sydney
Since the election of George W. Bush, I have been telling anyone who would listen that the 21st-century Republican…
Synchronicities: The Invisible World Becoming Visible
Synchronicities: The Invisible World Becoming Visible
in Intuitive Awareness by Michelle-Jeanne Noel
There is a message inside everything we experience, in tune with what we need to learn. We often deny it and…
Do Women's Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together?
Do Women's Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together?
in Health & Wellness by Alexandra Alvergne, University of Oxford
It is a popular belief that women who live together synchronise their menstrual cycles, and that it’s mediated by their…
Going Naked In Public Is A Joyful Release For Mind And Body
Going Naked In Public Is A Joyful Release For Mind And Body
in Attitude Adjustments by Inês Varela-Silva, Loughborough University
I doubt I shall ever see blue in the same way again, since blue paint on my skin was the only thing covering my…
7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love
7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love
in Fear and Worry by Ora Nadrich
We all want to be loved. But if we've experienced a love loss in the past, it can be hard to get over that fear. You…
Without Good Jobs, More Young Parents Are Skipping Marriage
Without Good Jobs, More Young Parents Are Skipping Marriage
in Economy by Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
Rising income inequality and the resulting scarcity of middle-income jobs are a key reason more young Americans are…
The Positive Benefits of Sunlight
The Positive Benefits of Sunlight
in Healing Disciplines by Nora Caron
Ever since I was a child, I chased the sun. I was ecstatic in the summer and miserable in the winter. My parents would…
Was Sigmund Freud Right About Dreams After All?
Was Sigmund Freud Right About Dreams After All?
in Dream Interpretation by Josie Malinowski, University of East London
It is the most well known – and perhaps infamous – theory of dreams in the Western world. At the turn of last century,…
Pokémon Go IsThe App That Leads You Places Other Apps Don't
Pokémon Go IsThe App That Leads You Places Other Apps Don't
in Leisure & Creativity by Tom Phillips, University of East Anglia
The launch of augmented reality game Pokémon Go has been a resounding success for Nintendo and app developer Niantic.…
Just Like Mama Used To Make? Not So Fast!
Just Like Mama Used To Make? Not So Fast!
in Food & Nutrition by Suzanna Forwood, Anglia Ruskin University
Many of us have experienced intense cravings for dishes our moms or dads used to cook. Indeed, it would make sense that…
Antarctic Glacier's Unstable Past Reveals Danger Of Future Melting
Antarctic Glacier's Unstable Past Reveals Danger Of Future Melting
in Warming Evidence by Alan Aitken, University of Western Australia
New mapping of one of the most remote areas in Antarctica has revealed regions deep within Earth’s largest ice sheet…
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When Do Nightmares And Night Terrors Stop Being Normal?
in Parenting by Harriet Hiscock, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Two of the most common causes of night waking in children are night terrors and nightmares. Parents often get them…
What Is Living Consciously and How Is It Done?
What Is Living Consciously and How Is It Done?
in Behavior Modification by Karen R. Koenig
No one does this conscious-living thing perfectly, so the idea isn’t to always be grounded in the present, but to be…
Here’s What Free Will Looks Like In Your Brain
Here’s What Free Will Looks Like In Your Brain
in Behavior Modification by Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
Scientists have for the first time watched the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act. Unlike in brain…
Does Internet Porn Affect Romantic Life?
How Does Internet Porn Affect Romantic Life?
in Sexuality by Sam Carr, University of Bath
The world of internet pornography is a pervasive and wide reaching technology, growing at a breathtaking rate. It is a…
What People Fear Predicts How They View Police Reform
What People Fear Predicts How They View Police Reform
in Justice by Deborah Bach, University of Washington
At a time of intense national attention on law enforcement and race, a new study suggests that racially based fear…
Are Pigeons The "Canary In The Coal Mine" For Lead Exposure
Are Pigeons The "Canary In The Coal Mine" For Lead Exposure
in Environmental Health by Andy Fell, University of California, Davis
A new study of pigeons in New York City shows that levels of lead in the birds track with neighborhoods where children…
Does Drinking Really Make You Happy?
Does Drinking Really Make You Happy?
in Food & Nutrition by Ben Baumberg Geiger, University of Kent
For those of us that partake, drinking alcohol is often seen as a balancing act that weighs up the pleasures of…
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The Troubled History Of Black Veterans In America
in Inequality by Chad Williams, Brandeis University
The recent shooting deaths of eight police officers in two separate incidents has shocked the nation and left us…
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Zooplankton Warn Us That Extinction Has A Tipping Point
in Warming Evidence by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo
Experts say the results of a study of ancient zooplankton fossils offer a warning about mass extinction events: There’s…
The Battle For Yoga's Soul
The Battle For Yoga's Soul
in Fitness & Exercise by Shameem Black, Australian National University
Yoga has offered the Indian state unprecedented opportunities for global, media-savvy political performance. In recent…
Simplicity: The Gateway to Change and Creativity
Simplicity: The Gateway to Change and Creativity
in Leisure & Creativity by Hal Mathew
By simplifying your life, you may discover the things that make you happy and fulfilled aren’t things at all. Focusing…
How To Get Some Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Your Life
How To Get Some Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Your Life
in Finance & Careers by Lianne Taylor, Anglia Ruskin University
When confronted by life, we are each bound within the scope and the limits of the perspectives we have adopted and…
Asthma Attacks Are Spiking Near Big Fracking Sites
Asthma Attacks Are Spiking Near Big Fracking Sites
in Environmental Health by Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins University
Asthma patients who live near major Pennsylvania fracking sites are as much as four times more likely to suffer attacks…
When Bad Ideas Refuse To Die
When Bad Ideas Refuse To Die
in Behavior Modification by Luke Smillie, University of Melbourne and Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. The weight of evidence eventually pushes false…
Why I Find Hillary Clinton Trustworthy
Why I Find Hillary Clinton Trustworthy
in Elections by Robert Reich
Hillary Clinton’s 6-point lead over Donald Trump in last month’s CBS News poll has now evaporated. As of mid-July (even…
How To Avoid Mistakes Caused By Overconfidence
How To Avoid Mistakes Caused By Overconfidence
in Attitude Adjustments by Adrian R. Camilleri, RMIT University
People are notoriously overconfident. Regardless of the context - sports, finance, politics - people believe that their…
Is Caffeine Actually Bad For Kids?
Is Caffeine Actually Bad For Kids?
in Food & Nutrition by Suzie Ferrie, University of Sydney
A recent article in The Guardian said coffee stunting kids' growth is just a myth promoted by 19th-century…
In America, Domestic Extremists Are A Bigger Risk Than Foreign Terrorism
In America, Domestic Extremists Are A Bigger Risk Than Foreign Terrorism
in Hostilities by David Alpher, George Mason University
Take America back from those who have stolen it. Protect America from those who want to destroy it. Restore the…
Why Your Clever Brain Turns Steps Into Chucks To Learn New Moves
Why Your Clever Brain Turns Steps Into Chunks To Learn New Moves
in Science & Technology by Julie Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara
When children learn how to tie their shoelaces, they do so in discrete steps—making a loop or tugging at the lace.…
Which Fruits Are Healthier, And In What Form?
Which Fruits Are Healthier, And In What Form?
in Food & Nutrition by Senaka Ranadheera, Victoria University; Duane Mellor, University of Canberra, and Nenad Naumovski, University of Canberra
Most of us know eating fruit daily is a great way to try to stay healthy, with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating…
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
in Elections by Arun Gupta, YES! Magazine
If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.
The Subtle Effects Of 'It's Just A Joke' Language
The Subtle Effects Of 'It's Just A Joke' Language
in Relationships by Christopher John Hunt, University of Sydney
Whenever someone is called out for using sexist language, as in the recent case involving Collingwood AFL president…
Why Are People Starting To Believe In UFOs Again?
Why Are People Starting To Believe In UFOs Again?
in Trends by Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State University
The 1990s were a high-water mark for public interest in UFOs and alien abduction. Shows like “The X-Files” and Fox’s…
Free To Be Me by Marie T. Russell
Free To Be Me: Spontaneously, Lovingly, and Joyfully
in Yourself by Marie T. Russell
For years you have been molded. You have been asked to adhere to tradition, to behave according to certain accepted…
What's Behind The Global Rise In Short-sightedness?
What's Behind The Global Rise In Short-sightedness?
in Diseases & Conditions by Chris Hammond, King's College London and Katie Williams, King's College London
Over the last century, myopia (short-sightedness) has risen to epidemic proportions. In South-East Asia nearly 90% of…
Sexting Might Actually Be A Sign Of A Committed Relationship
Sexting Might Actually Be A Sign Of A Committed Relationship
in Couples by Rob Weisskirch, California State University, Monterey Bay
Why do people sext? Why do they send racy or naked photos or videos and sexually loaded texts? For a short-term hookup,…
Fear Is What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
Fear Is What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
in Justice by Zenobia Jeffries, YES! Magazine
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
Disease, Heredity, and Past-Lives
Disease, Heredity, Past-Lives and the Potential for Breakthroughs
in Health & Wellness by Rasha
The concept of hereditary predisposition to disease cannot be limited to the physical definition of heredity. For it…
Can 8 Servings Of Fruits And Veggies Make You Happier?
Can 8 Servings Of Fruits And Veggies Make You Happier?
in Healing Diet by Nicola Jones, University of Warwick
A study of 12,000 people found that those who started eating more fruits and vegetables felt much happier.
Why We Need To Find A Cure For Social Death
Why We Need To Find A Cure For Social Death
in Justice by Jana Králová, University of Bath
Every year, over 50m people in the world will die. Old age, disease, war and starvation all contribute to that number,…

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