How Building Your Child's Spoken Word Bank Can Boost Their Capacity To Read
How Building Your Child's Spoken Word Bank Can Boost Their Capacity To Read
by Signy Wegener and Anne Castles, Macquarie University
Children’s oral vocabulary – their knowledge of the sounds and meanings of words – is strongly positively associated…
Are Low Calorie Sweeteners Really Better For You?
Are Low Calorie Sweeteners Really Better For You?
by Rachel Adams, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Drinking beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners may not help you lose weight and may even be bad for your health,…
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon!
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon!
by Sarah Varcas
A black moon is a particularly powerful new moon which augurs a significant new phase. We can use its energy to prepare…
Learning Life Lessons by Playing Dice
Can You Learn Life Lessons by Playing Dice?
by Joseph Gallenberger, Ph.D.
I started this journey feeling that miracles were rare and wonderful events. I felt mostly that we prayed for them and,…
5 Steps To Deal With Loss
5 Steps To Deal With The Many Types of Loss
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Somewhere, we got the idea that losses should be avoided at all costs because they are too painful. The result: no one…
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
by Kristin Miller, BillMoyers.com
Author Nancy MacLean has unearthed a stealth ideologue of the American right. Her book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep…
Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On Strike
Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On Strike
by Aude Cefaliello, University of Glasgow
I belong to a generation that has been told there is no other choice other than to be flexible in the labour market.…
Prophetic Dreams: A Crinkle In Time Giving Advance Warning?
Prophetic Dreams: A Crinkle In Time Giving Advance Warning?
by Ann Bolinger-McQuade
In the wake of disasters, multiple reports of prophetic dreams and oracles often surface. Immediately after the Titanic…
How Hard Is It To Recognize That You Are Experiencing A Delusion?
How Hard Is It To Recognize That You Are Experiencing A Delusion?
by Kevin Morgan, Univ. of Westminster
When people experience delusions or hallucinations there is usually some loss of contact with reality whereby normal…
Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?
Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?
by Frederic Lemieux, George Washington University
The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the…
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
by Andrew Russell, Durham University
It’s hard to think back to what English pubs and clubs were like before the law about smoke-free public places came…
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
by Tawny Paul, University of Exeter
The Taylor Report, the UK government’s recent major review of modern work, paid particular attention to the “gig…
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
by Lizzie Rogers, University of Hull
Two centuries on from the death of Jane Austen, the enthusiasm for her work and the Regency world she represents is…
Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?
Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?
by Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
American leadership in technology innovation and economic competitiveness is at risk if U.S. policymakers don’t take…
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
by Derek Thompson, University of Missouri
Diet is not a contributing factor to the significant gastrointestinal issues common among children with autism spectrum…
Horsing Around With Young Children Makes Them Laugh And Helps Them Learn
Horsing Around With Young Children Makes Them Laugh And Helps Them Learn
by Laura Tallant, Bath Spa University
A good sense of humor is a highly valued personality trait. We like to laugh and for others to laugh with (not usually…
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend It
by Henry Giroux, McMaster University
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the…
Poor Kids Hit Puberty Sooner And Risk A Lifetime Of Health Problems
Poor Kids Hit Puberty Sooner And Risk A Lifetime Of Health Problems
by Ying Sun, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Puberty marks a dramatic period of change for…
How Empathy Can Make Or Break A Troll
How Empathy Can Make Or Break A Troll
by Evita March, Federation University Australia
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently announced he had quit Twitter because he was sick of internet trolls.
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
by Jasenka Zubcevic and Christopher Martyniuk, University of Florida
A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even…
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at family. We all have one, or if we no longer do, we did at some point. Family influenced our early…
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Horoscope Current Week: July 17 to 23, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The opioid crisis in the US is a near perfect example why the current push for unregulated free markets is mostly…
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
by Joanna Syrda, University of Bath
Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer is an…
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
by Rebecca Walker Reczek, The Ohio State University; et al
Picture your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Are you clinging to it even though neither you nor anyone else in your…
How To Be Yourself and Be Strong in a Sad or Anxious Family
How To Be Yourself and Be Strong in a Sad or Anxious Family
by Eric Maisel
It is human to despair, and it is human to worry. But when either of these realities, or both at once, becomes the…
True Wisdom: Moving From Self-Doubt To Integrity Of The Heart
Is True Wisdom The Moving From Self-Doubt To Integrity Of The Heart?
by Elizabeth Joyce
The mark of true wisdom is twofold: First, it encom­passes every aspect of our being, body, mind, and spirit. It…
What Is The Highest and Best Form of Selfishness?
Is There Such A Thing As Good Selfishness?
by Alan Cohen
I have been rethinking selfishness, the ego, and self-centeredness. In some schools of thought these are dirty words,…
Your Teenagers Shouldn’t Make "Mistakes"
Your Teenagers Shouldn’t Make "Mistakes"?
by Barbara Berger
Teenagers, teenagers, teenagers!! Oh how we rack our brains trying to be the best possible parents. And no matter what…
Returning: Re-turning To Our Body, Re-turning To This Very Moment, Re-turning Home
Returning: Re-turning To Our Body, Re-turning To This Very Moment, Re-turning Home
by Nancy Windheart
Unlike the childhood experiences of so many of us in the “baby boom” generation, who were raised, at best, to ignore…
Stressed? Running On Empty? It's Not Compassion Fatigue
Stressed? Running On Empty? It's Not Compassion Fatigue
by Shane Sinclair, University of Calgary
Health-care providers are finding it increasingly difficult to provide compassion — in the midst of growing patient…
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
by Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary
Lowering the legal age for marijuana use will help to improve prevention, safety and education for young people.
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
by Kevin Nute, University of Oregon
A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also…
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
by Julia Blocher, United Nations University
An agreement to address migrant and refugee crises worldwide, which the UN General Assembly adopted in September 2016,…
Being Grateful for Everything and Everyone: It Changes Everything
Being Grateful for Everything and Everyone: It Changes Everything
by Stephanie Bennett Vogt
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life." Don’t take my word for it. Try it. Make a list of the things that might give…
How and Why To Make Taking Care of Yourself a Priority
How and Why To Make Taking Care of Yourself a Priority
by Tatiana Jerome
Everything comes full circle when you make it a priority to take care of yourself. While I know it’s easier said than…

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