NPR Says Goodbye to Reader Comments And The Loudest Drunks
NPR Says Goodbye to Reader Comments And The Loudest Drunks
in Trends by Alicia Shepard, BillMoyers.com
Good riddance to NPR’s comment section, which is shutting down Tuesday after eight years. There has to be a better way…
Should Troubled Nuclear Reactors Be Subsidized?
Should Troubled Nuclear Reactors Be Subsidized?
in Climate Solutions by Peter Bradford, Vermont Law School
Since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and customer subsidy based on promises of economic…
10 Ways For Finding The Enchanted Self
10 Ways For Finding The Enchanted Self
in Personal Development by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
In my years as a psychologist, I have come to believe that most people seeking psychotherapy are unhappy, not only…
Why It Actually Feels Good To Fight Conformity
Why It Actually Feels Good To Fight Conformity
in Happiness & Success by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo
Going with the flow might seem easier than sticking up for yourself against unanimous disagreement. However, bodily…
How The Media Shapes Our View Of Women Leaders
How The Media Shapes Our View Of Women Leaders
in Trends by Ana Stevenson, University of the Free State
During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Julia Gillard, prime minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013, wrote…
How Advertisers Seduce Our Subconscious
How Advertisers Seduce Our Subconscious
in Behavior Modification by Robert George Heath, University of Bath
In 1957 Vance Packard’s book The Hidden Persuaders shocked the world by revealing that messages exposed subliminally,…
Miserable, and Clueless as to why
Miserable and Clueless as to Why?
in Diseases & Conditions by Joan Borysenko
If you’re feeling frustrated, aggravated, or disempowered, and if you catch yourself always blaming other people for…
How South Florida Is Adapting To Climate Change
How South Florida Is Adapting To Climate Change
in Climate Adaptation by Karen Vella, Queensland University of Technology and William Butler, Florida State University
With every passing year, Southeast Florida faces more pressure to adapt to climate change. The region already…
Why Standing Desks In Schools Are A Win Win
Why Standing Desks In Schools Are A Win Win
in Education by Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University
There’s new evidence that standing desks in classrooms can slow the increase in elementary school children’s body mass…
The Zika Virus Echoes Of US Rubella Outbreak Of 1964-65
Zika Virus Echoes Of US Rubella Outbreak Of 1964-65
in Diseases & Conditions by Jacob Heller, SUNY Old Westbury
Just over 50 years ago, a highly contagious but seemingly harmless virus swept through the United States, infecting as…
Lavender Uses
The Benefits of Lavender: Growing, Harvesting and Using This Medicinal Plant
in Herbs & Supplements by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP
It’s easier than you think to experience the beauty and healing properties of lavender by growing and using your own…
One Way the 2016 Election Is Obviously Rigged
One Way the 2016 Election Is Obviously Rigged
in Elections by David Daley, BillMoyers.com
Hillary Clinton has put the Electoral College into checkmate. She’s closer to Donald Trump in many red states like…
6 Edible Weeds That Can Provide Protein, Reduce Anxiety
6 Edible Weeds That Can Provide Protein, Reduce Anxiety
in Food & Nutrition by Jasleena Grewal, YES! Magazine
Foraging, or wandering in search of food and plants, isn’t relegated to remote forests and idyllic fields. Edible and…
It took two days for 60 members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance to plant the heirloom seeds by hand. It was the spring of 2014, and there were prayers, burning of sage and sweetgrass, and, one by one, volunteers pressed the red corn seeds into the earth of Art and Helen Tanderup’s farm in Neligh, Nebraska.
Why Say No to the TPP?
in Economy by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
It took two days for 60 members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance to plant the heirloom seeds by hand.
20 Ways to Live More in the Present
20 Ways to Live More in the Present
in Mindfulness by John Kuypers
Twenty ways to become more present including getting enough sleep, listening to your body, and more.
Diabetes Treatment Could Be Revolutionized By Making People Cold
Diabetes Treatment Could Be Revolutionized By Making People Cold
in Diseases & Conditions by John Speakman, University of Aberdeen
For people in northern countries enjoying summer sun, I hate to put a dampener on things but winter’s coming. The cold…
Why We Should Help Plants Move As Climates Change
Why We Should Help Plants Move As Climates Change
in Climate Adaptation by Ary Hoffmann, University of Melbourne
Ecosystems are already showing the signs of climate change, from the recent death of mangrove forests in northern…
How To Help Kids Recover From Disasters
How To Help Kids Recover From Disasters
in Parenting by Betty Lai, Georgia State University
Louisiana’s historic floods have killed at least eight people. As many as 20,000 others have been rescued and thousands…
Always A Reflection: Finding the Missing Quality
Always A Reflection: Finding the Missing Quality
in Yourself by Shakti Gawain
Difficulties we are having in our relationships often mirror parts of ourselves that we need to heal. Such difficulties…
How Dostoevsky Predicted Trump's America
How Dostoevsky Predicted Trump's America
in Culture Wars by Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas
As a professor of Russian literature, I’ve come to realize that it’s never a good sign when real life resembles a…
What Is Psychoanalysis and It's Uses?
What Is Psychoanalysis and It's Uses?
in Healing Disciplines by Christine Brett Vickers, La Trobe University
Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based…
We Can All Be A Little Radicalized
We Can All Be A Little Radicalized
in Behavior Modification by Gavin Bailey, Manchester Metropolitan University
The conviction of radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary for swearing allegiance to Islamic State shows that those…
Overcoming The "Crab Box" Effect In Your Life
Overcoming The "Crab Box" Effect In Your Life
in Fear and Worry by Barbara J. Semple
For a long time, I hated being human. I used to hate being stereotyped into any category, even being human, because…
Neonicotinoids Are Linked To Wild Bee And Butterfly Declines
Neonicotinoids Are Linked To Wild Bee And Butterfly Declines
in Environment by Manu Saunders, Charles Sturt University
Two separate studies from the United States and England, both published today, show evidence that populations of…
An inflamed epidermal inclusion cyst. Steven Fruitsmaak/Wikimedia Commons
What Are Those Lumps And Bumps On And Under The Skin?
in Health & Wellness by H. Peter Soyer and Katie Lee, The University of Queensland
As we age, the smooth skin of childhood gives way to all sorts of mysterious lumps and bumps. In a high-UV environment…
General Motors is developing the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which is designed to have a driving range of about 200 miles. General Motors
Today's Electric Cars Can Cover Most Of Daily Driving Needs
in Climate Solutions by Jessika E. Trancik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrifying transportation is one of the most promising ways to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from…
How To Let Go Of Anger
How To Let Go Of Anger
in Anger Management by David Kundtz
One feeling in particular merits a special note: anger. If this feeling is a problem for you, you're not alone. It…
More Third Parties Know What You Do Online
More Third Parties Know What You Do Online
in Privacy and Security by InnerSelf Staff
For more than two decades, people have used the internet to research, shop, make friends, find dates, and learn about…
MRI May Offer Drug-free Way To Track Parkinson’s
MRI May Offer Drug-free Way To Track Parkinson’s
in Diseases & Conditions by Alisson Clark, University of Florida
Researchers are testing a non-invasive way to determine if treatments for Parkinson’s slow or stop the progression of…
Why Work Leads To More Suicides In A Global Economy
Why Work Leads To More Suicides In This Global Economy
in Health & Wellness by Sarah Waters, University of Leeds and Jenny Chan, University of Oxford
A Paris prosecutor recently called for the former CEO and six senior managers of telecoms provider, France Télécom, to…
The Power of Metamorphosis: Being a Conscious Co-Creator
The Power of Metamorphosis: Being a Conscious Co-Creator
in Trends by Barbara Marx Hubbard
We are on a long journey together, yet this is just the begin­ning of our new lives and of our work in co-creating new…
If people see their addiction as a learnt behaviour, will it be easier for them to stop? f
Is Addiction A Disease Or Behavioral Problem?
in Diseases & Conditions by Nicole Lee, Curtin University and Femke Buisman-Pijlman, University of Adelaide
We used to think of “addiction”, or what we now call dependence, as a moral failing. This had the result of blaming the…
5 Reasons to Hold Your Nose And Vote Even
5 Reasons to Hold Your Nose And Vote
in Elections by Yessenia Funes, YES! Magazine
On Election Day, what do you do if you were a die-hard Bernie Sanders fan and are now faced with a ballot that offers…
Bed-Wetting In Older Children And Young Adults Is Common And Treatable
Bed-Wetting In Older Children And Young Adults Is Common And Treatable
in Parenting by Patrina Ha Yuen Caldwell, University of Sydney
Bed-wetting is surprisingly common in older children and young adults. Lack of public awareness and stigma associated…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 21st, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 21st, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at our stories. This includes the stories of our society, the stories we tell ourselves about…
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Horoscope Current Week: August 22 to 28, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
You Are Enough! We Are Enough!
Can We Stop Living the Never Enough! Story?
in Perfectionism by Laurie McCammon
We are currently living in what I call the Never Enough Story, a cultural myth characterized by ideas of separation,…
Green Beans Are The Eco-friendly Option For Feeding And Saving The World
Green Beans Are The Eco-friendly Option For Feeding And Saving The World
in Healing Diet by Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield and Wayne Martindale, Sheffield Hallam University
We all know the score: current trends predict there will be 9.7 billion mouths to feed by 2050. Producing enough food…
Thomas Edison
When You Mess Up, Get Up: The Power Of Failure
in Performance by Rachael Sharman, University of the Sunshine Coast
In the middle of his bar routine – having flung himself into the air with style and skill – Dutch gymnast Epke…
Staying Centered in the Compassionate Heart
Staying Centered in the Compassionate Heart
in Relationships by Nicki Scully
Somehow, in that moment, I finally stopped struggling and allowed myself to relax. And then it came — the shift from my…
Why Dragonflies Are The Sentinels For Freshwater Conservation
Why Dragonflies Are The Sentinels For Freshwater Conservation
in Environment by Michael Samways, Stellenbosch University and John P. Simaika, Stellenbosch University
Viewed from space, our planet is a blue speck of mostly water in a seemingly endless expanse of darkness. It is this…
Why We Need a Single Payer Healthcare
Why We Need a Single Payer Healthcare
in Healthcare by Robert Reich
The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next…
Which Comes First, Income Inequality Or Political Polarization?
Which Comes First, Income Inequality Or Political Polarization?
in Economy by Christos Makridis, Stanford University
Political polarization today is greater than it’s been in recent history – at least since the 1970s. To see that, one…
Do Twins Live Longer Because They’re So Close?
Do Twins Live Longer Because They’re So Close?
in Family by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington
Twins tend to live longer than people who aren’t twins, and identical twins live even longer, according to a new study.
Cultivating New Behaviors: You've Got A Problem? So What!
Cultivating New Behaviors: You've Got A Problem? So What!
in Behavior Modification by Karen Casey
Personal prob­lems are only as big and as real as we make them. In fact, they only exist if we allow our egos to create…
Freeing Yourself from Reactive Thoughts and Ego Concepts
Freeing Yourself from Reactive Thoughts and Ego Concepts
in Yourself by Itai Ivtzan
How can you free yourself from being lost in your thoughts? To understand the answer we must examine the chain reaction…
How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work Longer
How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work Longer
in Career & Success by Heejung Chung, University of Kent
Imagine if you could work whenever and wherever you wanted to. Would you work less and enjoy more time with family and…
Why We Tend To Tackle Icky Tasks During Good Moods
Why We Tend To Tackle Icky Tasks During Good Moods
in Performance by Clifton B. Parke, Stanford University
We’re more likely to take on unpleasant but necessary tasks—taxes, bills, and housework—when in a good mood, new…
What's Your Story? How To Learn From Your Past
What's Your Story? How To Learn From Your Past
in Creating Realities by Jayne Morris
Stories are like boxes we build around ourselves to give structure, identity, security and familiarity. We are attached…
Intuitive & Conscious Eating: Listening To Your Body’s Wisdom
Intuitive & Conscious Eating: Listening To Your Body’s Wisdom
in Healing Diet by Sara Avant Stover
We can all relate to scarfing down a burrito in the car during rush-hour traffic or gobbling down a snack bar.…
it's Easy To See Why Australians Have Lost Faith In Privatization
it's Easy To See Why Australians Have Lost Faith In Privatization
in Economy by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland
Privatization is a policy that has consistently failed but is remorselessly pushed by the political elite. It is little…
Should Environmentalists Learn To Tolerate Nuclear Power?
Can Environmentalists Learn To Tolerate Nuclear Power?
in Climate Solutions by David K. Hecht, Bowdoin College
In June, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans for phasing out its Diablo Canyon nuclear power…
Let’s Talk about Guilt
Let’s Talk about Guilt
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Carla van Raay
Guilt is a difficult burden to carry around with you. And guilt perpet­uates what you are guilty about; how does it do…
What Social Science Says How A Female President Might Lead?
What Social Science Says How A Female President Might Lead?
in Elections by Alice H. Eagly, Northwestern University
In this year’s unorthodox presidential election season, the latest campaign foibles can sometimes obscure the…
Laughter: works better in company. CREATISTA
Why Getting The Giggles Is So Contagious
in Behavior Modification by Sophie Scott, UCL
It is 25 years since cricket commentators Brian Johnston and Jonathan Agnew famously got the uncontrollable giggles on…
How Your Doctors' Job Satisfaction Affects Your Care
How Your Doctors' Job Satisfaction Affects Your Care
in Health & Wellness by Helen Dickinson, University of Melbourne and Paul Long
When employees are engaged with their work and organization, they’re more likely to perform well. This is particularly…
Let Life Give You the Dreams Your Soul Longs to Manifest
The Dreams Your Soul Longs to Manifest
in Career & Success by Cissi Williams
I know that it may be tempting sometimes to give up when Life just seems to be too tough, but the moment we give up,…
Why We Should Keep The Marijuana Farm Small And Local
Why We Should Keep The Marijuana Farm Small And Local
in Economy by Ryan Stoa, Florida International University
In November, voters in as many as 12 states will see a marijuana legalization initiative on their ballots. Marijuana is…
Type 2 Diabetes Increasingly Affects The Young And Slim
Type 2 Diabetes Increasingly Affects The Young And Slim
in Diseases & Conditions by Neale Cohen, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
It is well recognised that increasing rates of type 2 diabetes are mainly driven by obesity and lifestyle factors. But…
It is widely expected that production in the Appalachian Basin region will double over current levels by the early 2030s, leading to an inevitable "pipeline rush." (Photo: Oil Change International)
Is Natural Gas Just A Bridge to Climate Disaster
in Climate Solutions by InnerSelf Staff
Currently planned gas production expansion in Appalachia would make meeting U.S. climate goals impossible
How Not To Be Afflicted by Unseen Forces
How Not To Be Afflicted by Unseen Forces
in Behavior Modification by David R. Hawkins M.D., Ph.D.
We may expect great transformations throughout human culture, as mankind becomes more responsible for its knowledge,…
How Algorithms Can Be More Fair Than Humans
How Algorithms Can Be More Fair Than Humans
in Science & Technology by H V Jagadish, University of Michigan
Amazon recently began to offer same-day delivery in selected metropolitan areas. This may be good for many customers,…
What Are The Right Words In A Text That Can Calm A Crisis?
What Are The Right Words In A Text That Can Calm A Crisis?
in Fear and Worry by Tom Abate, Stanford University
Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling…
Did Our Big Brains Evolve For Sizing Each Other Up?
Did Our Big Brains Evolve For Sizing Each Other Up?
in Behavior Modification by Cardiff University
Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social…
Taming The Roadblocks To Our Inner Freedom
Taming The Roadblocks To Our Inner Freedom
in Personal Development by Gerald Epstein, M.D.
The great paradox of our human existence is that while we yearn for and strive after freedom, in whatever way each of…
Can Foreign Hackers Actually Disrupt The U.S. Election?
Can Foreign Hackers Actually Disrupt The U.S. Election?
in Elections by Clifton B. Parker, Stanford University
There is a real possibility that hacking could affect the November presidential election, warns Herbert Lin, a…
Is Too Much Good Cholesterol Linked To Early Death?
Is Too Much Good Cholesterol Linked To Early Death?
in Healing Diet by Kristina Sauerwein, Washington University in St. Louis
Commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of…
Student privacy laws are not adequate. Mary Woodard, CC BY-NC-ND
How Companies Learn What Children Secretly Want
in Privacy and Security by Faith Boninger and Alex Molnar, University of Colorado
If you have children, you are likely to worry about their safety – you show them safe places in your neighborhood and…
The Law of Attraction: A Principle of Physics
Is The Law of Attraction Actually A Principle of Physics?
in Career & Success by Bob Doyle
The Law of Attraction isn’t a “tool.” It’s not a personal development technique. The Law of Attraction is a principle…
How Your Body Clock Determines Whether You'll Get Ill
How Your Body Clock Determines Whether You'll Get Ill
in Health & Wellness by Akhilesh Reddy, University of Cambridge
From vitamin C and echinacea to warm clothes and antibacterial soap, there’s no shortage of ideas about how to prevent…
Thinning Clouds In The Tropics Put Global Warming Ahead Of Schedule
Thinning Clouds In The Tropics Put Global Warming Ahead Of Schedule
in Warming Evidence by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich
With the help of satellite data, scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as Earth…
Children Books Are Hard To Come By In Many Low Income Neighborhoods
Children Books Are Hard To Come By In Many Low Income Neighborhoods
in Inequality by Rachel Harrison, New York University
A new study finds a startling scarcity of children’s books for sale in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington,…
Defining Your Personal Sacred Text
Defining Your Personal Sacred Text
in Inspiration by Bobbi Parish
If there were no limitations, such as time or money, where would you choose to travel? While our chosen destinations…
Here's What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The Boss
What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The Boss
in Career & Success by Trevor Foulk, University of Florida
Few employees would deny that ingratiation is ubiquitous in the workplace. This behavior goes by many names – kissing…
Is The US Electoral System Really Rigged?
Is The US Electoral System Really Rigged?
in Elections by Timothy Frye, Columbia University
Many have speculated how a Trump victory would affect the U.S., but few have thought about the consequences of a Trump…
How Your Parent's Lifespan Affects Your Health
How Your Parent's Lifespan Affects Your Health
in Family by Luke Pilling, University of Exeter and Janice Atkins, University of Exeter
The longer your parents live, the more likely you are to live longer and have a healthy heart. These are the results of…
A Fungi Could Wipe Out Bananas In 5 To 10 Years
A Fungi Could Wipe Out Bananas In 5 To 10 Years
in Food & Nutrition by Pat Bailey, University of California, Davis
Researchers have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the world’s bananas.

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