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Horoscope Current Week: May 30 to June 5, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
How to Enjoy Life and Move Through Anxiety
How to Enjoy Life and Move Through Anxiety
in Behavior Modification by Peter Bongiorno
How come some people love wild roller coaster rides, while others are scared of them? It all starts with your thoughts!…
Angels on the Road: Trust Me, I Have Your Back!
Angels on the Road: Trust Me, I Have Your Back!
in Behavior Modification by Joyce & Barry Vissell
If we only knew how many times we are rescued by divine intervention, we would completely trust this higher power.…
What Is Causing The Pacific Ocean's Big Drop In Oxygen?
What Is Causing The Pacific Ocean's Big Drop In Oxygen?
in Environment by Josh Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
"The scientific community always thought that the impact of air pollution is felt in the vicinity of where it…
Robert Reich's Advice for Divided Democrats
Robert Reich's Advice for Divided Democrats
in Elections by Robert Reich
With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have suggestions for both Clinton and Sanders supporters that…
Did Our Helpless Babies Make Humans Smarter?
Did Our Helpless Babies Make Humans Smarter?
in Science & Technology by Monique Patenaude, University of Rochester
"Our theory explains specifically why primates developed superintelligence but dinosaurs—who faced many of the same…
Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect Wheat
Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect Wheat
in Career & Success by James Allen
Thoughts, words, and acts are seeds sown, and by the inviolable law of things, they produce the kind of life they…
Are You Addicted to Your Problems?
Are You Addicted to Your Problems?
in Performance by Marie T. Russell
Are you addicted to your problems? That's a strange question I admit. Addicted to problems? How can you be addicted to…
Kathleen Bogart’s Disability and Social Interaction Lab presenting research about Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Author provided
Facial Expressions Are The Key To First Impressions
in Relationships by Kathleen Bogart, Oregon State University
Facial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around us. In…
What’s inside also counts. kira cronin/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND
How Do We Choose A Partner?
in Couples by Brendan Zietsch, The University of Queensland
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent, because companies spend billions of…
Appalachian Coal Ashes Are A Bonanza In Rare Earth Elements
Appalachian Coal Ashes Are A Bonanza In Rare Earth Elements
in Environment by Ken Kingery, Duke University
The content of rare earth elements in US coal ashes shows that coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains could be the…
The Greatest Calling
The Greatest Calling: Serving and Making a Difference
in Religions and Beliefs by Baron Baptiste
The true secret of a great life, as I see it, is making a difference for others. All else is empty. When we’re…
A Reminder Of Good Things To Come
A Reminder Of Good Things To Come
in Happiness & Success by Sarah Love McCoy
How are you doing today? This is your moment to breathe in a little hope and love. I'm here for you with reminders of…
Living a Stress-Free Life Every Day
Living a Stress-Free Life Every Day
in Fear and Worry by Nora Caron
Sometimes in life we come to a point where we want to leave everything behind and run away from society. It feels as…
A Healthy Diet Is Cheaper Than Junk Food
A Healthy Diet Is Cheaper Than Junk Food
in Healing Diet by Amanda Lee, Queensland University of Technology
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research,…
Bonobos can inspire us to make our democracies more peaceful. Wikipedia, CC BY-SA
What Are The Roots Of Socialism And Democracy?
in Democracy by Jean-Paul Gagnon, University of Canberra
Bonobos, sometimes called the “forgotten ape” due to their recent discovery and small numbers, titillate the democrat’s…
Be The Fixer: Repair What Is Broken In Your Heart And Your Life
Be The Fixer: Repair What Is Broken In Your Heart and Your Life
in Inspiration by Martin Lowenthal
In the Kabbalah of the Jewish tradition, the soul is not something that needs curing from some affliction so much as…
Online Dating Has Become A Hobby, One That Is Often Not Even That Fun
Online Dating Has Become A Hobby, One That Is Often Not Even That Fun
in Couples by Zoe Strimpel, University of Sussex
The scene described in Nancy Jo Sales’s huge Tinder report published in Vanity Fair magazine featured groups of…
Sleep paralysis. My Dream, My Bad Dream, 1915. Fritz Schwimbeck/wikimedia
How Ability To Control Dreams May Unravel The Mystery Of Consciousness
in Dream Interpretation by Dan Denis, University of Sheffield and Giulia Poerio, University of York
We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the…
Flooding in Houston, April 18, 2016. Laurence Simon/Flickr, CC BY-SA
Has Climate Change Really Improved U.S. Weather?
in Weather by Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
According to a new report published in “Nature” on April 20, 2016 by Patrick Egan and Megan Mullin, weather conditions…
Reducing Energy Use Is A Big Winner For Business
Reducing Energy Use Is A Big Winner For Business
in Economy by Wei Sue, Monash University
Companies could improve their profits by 2-10% each year by saving energy. That’s just one of the findings of…
Next Step for Humans: Becoming Fully Alive
Next Step for Humans: Becoming Fully Alive
in Activism by Robert V. Taylor
The journey to a new way to be human involves mindful choices. The freedom to nurture, cultivate, and choose is a gift…
Why There's Fresh Hope For Stroke Patients Who Are Struggling To Communicate
Why There's Fresh Hope For Stroke Patients Who Are Struggling To Communicate
in Diseases & Conditions by Marian Brady, Glasgow Caledonian University
“I have something to say. I want to share it with you.” By tapping a few keys in a specific sequence, I have made a…
How Limiting Women's Access To Birth Control And Abortions Hurts The Economy
How Limiting Women's Access To Birth Control And Abortions Hurts The Economy
in Economy by Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore
Reproductive health isn’t just about abortions, despite all the attention they get. It’s also about access to family…
A shifting focus of climate activists: leaving fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Susan Melkisethian/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND
New Climate Activist Strategy Gains Steam This Election Season
in Activism by Jill Hopke, DePaul University
With the front-runners of both parties in support of fracking, even with some conditions, it would seem that…
Most Turn Their Nose Up When Love Is Sold To Them
Most Turn Their Nose Up When Love Is Sold To Them
in Couples by Zoe Strimpel, University of Sussex
Matchmaking and dating services used to advertise in small rectangles on tube carriages, next to the vitamin drinks and…
Why The Approach To Tackle This Silent Killer Has Changed
Why The Approach To Tackle This Silent Killer Has Changed
in Diseases & Conditions by Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University and Zelra Malan, Stellenbosch University
Traditionally, someone who suffered from hypertension – or high blood pressure – would only receive treatment when his…
Should I Throw Away Food Once A Fly Has Landed On It?
Should I Throw Away Food Once A Fly Has Landed On It?
in Food & Nutrition by Cameron Webb, University of Sydney
It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it.…
Staying in the Positive: Why Is It Important?
Staying in the Positive: Why Is It Important?
in Fear and Worry by Marie T. Russell
"We are what we eat" they say. I would add that we are what we think and what we listen to. Everything that we are…
How Does A Bicycle Stay Upright?
How Does A Bicycle Stay Upright?
in Attitude Adjustments by Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge
It’s as easy as riding a bike … or so the saying goes. But how do we manage to stay upright on a bicycle? If anyone…
The Niger Delta of Nigeria has suffered severe damage from gas flaring and oil spills. Image: Chebyshev 1983 via Wikimedia Commons
Oil Majors Are Treading Too Cautiously Towards Renewable Energy
in Economy by Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network
Faced by falling oil prices and plunging profits, big oil companies are investing in renewables and clean energy, but…
Healing the Body by Healing the Mind and Heart
Heal the Body by Healing the Mind & Heart
in Healing Disciplines by Ron Roth, Ph.D.
Things happen in our lives because we believe in our subconscious mind that they should be happening. Yet when…
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How Much Sugar Is It OK To Eat?
in Food & Nutrition by Kacie Dickinson, Flinders University and Louisa Matwiejczyk, Flinders University
Consuming too much energy – whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar – will make you gain weight. If left…
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These Baby Boxes Are Cutting Infant Mortality in Finland
in Parenting by Marcus Harrison Green, YES! Magazine
Five reasons baby boxes are more than cutesy cardboard containers, from offering a safe place to sleep to giving an…
Working bee colonies. Elina L. Nino, Author provided
What Is Causing The Mysterious Decline Of Honey Bees
in Environment by Elina L. Niño, University of California, Davis
Honey bees are arguably our most important commercially available pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating…
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With More Americans Going Far Left And Right, an Anti-Corporate Agenda Takes Shape
in Reforms by David Korten, YES! Magazine
Voters hit hardest by free-trade economics are rebelling against the status quo. We can use that energy to build a…
Why Doing Good Can Do You Good
Why Doing Good Can Do You Good
in Behavior Modification by Jeremy Howick, University of Oxford
We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know…
MEMS microphones and piezoelectric strips pick up sounds of a bending and extending knee. (Credit: Georgia Tech)
Even Healthy Knees Make These Crackly, Crunchy Noises
in Fitness & Exercise by Ben Brumfield, Georgia Institute of Technology
"It's a little bit like some kind of Halloween stuff happening," says Omer Inan. "You're listening to your bones…
Photo by Gage Skidmore under a Creative Commons license.
What Should Bernie Do Now And How Hillary Can Win Over Progressives
in Elections by David Morris, On The Commons
Bernie offers a narrative we haven’t heard for at least two generations from a major political candidate. “What should…
Control or Joy: Which Will You Choose to Experience? by Alan Watts.
Control or Joy: Which Will You Choose to Experience?
in Life Changes by Alan Watts
by Alan Watts. An old aphorism from India says, What is beyond, is that which is also here. And you must not mistake…
How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked
How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked
in Privacy and Security by Ali Dehghantanha, University of Salford
If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On…
The Art of Encouragement: How to Encourage Yourself & Others
How to Encourage Yourself & Others: The Art of Encouragement
in Friendship by Mark Nepo
In many ways, to encourage is to help the heart unfold. And each time we do so, another aspect of our true self…
Robert Reich On Why Trump Might Win
Robert Reich On Why Trump Might Win
in Elections by Robert Reich
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with…
Bob Dylan: Scorsese is a fan. Paul Townsend/flickr, CC BY-NC
It Felt Like A Kiss -- Movies, Popular Music And Martin Scorsese
in Leisure & Creativity by Adrian Danks, RMIT University
Music and movies are umbilically entwined in the films of Martin Scorsese. It’s almost impossible to think of his…
Kitchen Science: The Many Wonders Of Humble Flour
Kitchen Science: The Many Wonders Of Humble Flour
in Food & Nutrition by Duane Mellor, University of Canberra and Nenad Naumovski, University of Canberra
Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of flour in your pantry? You might have cornflour and…
The study shows that blue-enriched light exposure acutely altered metabolic function in both the morning and the evening compared to dim light. (Credit: bptakoma/Flickr)
Exposure To Bright Light May Alter Blood Sugar
in Health & Wellness by Marla Paul, Northwestern University
The study shows that blue-enriched light exposure acutely altered metabolic function in both the morning and the…
What Happens When Middle Schoolers Take To Twitter?
What Happens When Middle Schoolers Take To Twitter?
in Parenting by Penny Bishop, University of Vermont
Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter…
The Federal Reserve Has An Urge to Raise Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve Has An Urge to Raise Interest Rates
in Economy by Dean Baker
The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to raise interest rates at its meeting last week.…
Got To Get You Out Of My Head: How To Eradicate Earworms
Got To Get You Out Of My Head: How To Eradicate Earworms
in Behavior Modification by Freya Bailes, University of Leeds
Are you imagining music in your head? If so, it’s probably a certain Kylie Minogue hit. Sorry. But hopefully, once…
How Microvesicles Could Revolutionise Arthritis Treatment
How Microvesicles Could Revolutionise Arthritis Treatment
in Diseases & Conditions by Lucy Norling, Queen Mary University of London
Osteoarthritis affects about eight million people in the UK, and rheumatoid arthritis a further half a million.…
Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
in Career & Success by George & Sedena Cappannelli
A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as…
Wildfires In The Hotter West Are Bigger, More Frequent And Longer
Wildfires In The Hotter West Are Bigger, More Frequent And Longer
in Climate Impacts by Anthony LeRoy Westerling, University of California, Merced
Dramatic images of out-of-control wildfires in western North American forests have appeared on our television and…
Wall to wall coverage. Mortgage advertising has a new pitchman. Angélica Portales/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND
What A Cartoon Cat Tells Us About The Post-crisis Mortgage Market
in Economy by Robert Webb, University of Nottingham
Marketers are supposed to be inventive folk – and attempting to interpret their thinking can sometimes invite a descent…
Can Early Music Training Help Babies Learn Language?
Can Early Music Training Help Babies Learn Language?
in Personal Development by Christina Zhao, University of Washington
Growing up in China, I started playing piano when I was nine years old and learning English when I was 12. Later, when…
Your Risk Of Dying Hinges On Well-being Not Diseases
Your Risk Of Dying Hinges On Well-being Not Diseases
in Diseases & Conditions by William Harms, University of Chicago
"A shift of attention is needed from disease-focused management, such as medications for hypertension or high…

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God's Will Is Love
in Inspiration by Karen Anne Bentley
We may think that doing God's Will is contrary to our individual will. We might think He…
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in Diseases & Conditions by Meir Schneider
Vision problems are very frequently accompanied by specific patterns of muscle tension…
Is Astrology Practical?
in Astrology by Jan Spiller
It is not necessary to have a belief in astrology in order for it to be of value to you.…
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in Healing Disciplines by Barry Sultanoff, MD.
We came into this world with special "buttons" pre-installed. These "buttons" are…
American Children
in Parenting by David Walsh, Ph.D.
Each of us as parents must identify the values we have intentionally taught and displayed…
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in Meditation by Olivia H. Miller
Co-meditation is based on the principle that a certain mode of respiration evokes a…
Great Expectations
in Parenting by Johann Christoph Arnold
by Johann Christoph Arnold.I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the…
Got Wisdom
in Relationships by Soren Gordhamer
There is a difference between wisdom and knowledge. One could say that wisdom is…