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in Gratitude & Service by Andrew Rudd, University of Exeter
“Is it possible I could have steeled my purse against him?” the Romantic essayist Charles Lamb asked in 1822, writing…
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Gene Linked To Youthful Appearance May Help Solve Aging Puzzle
in Diseases & Conditions by Richard Faragher, University of Brighton
How long you live depends in part on the genes you inherit. For example, those suffering from Werner’s syndrome have…
Musical Rhythm Helps Babies Find Patterns In Speech
Musical Rhythm Helps Babies Find Patterns In Speech
in Parenting by Molly McElroy, University of Washington
In both the music and control groups, we gave babies experiences that were social, required their active involvement,…
Procrastination or Living in the Now… You Get to Choose!
Procrastination or Living in the Now… You Get to Choose!
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Things are sure coming to the surface lately. It seems that issues we have managed to avoid for years are now rearing…
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in Climate Impacts by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Scientists warn that the current pleasures of warmer weather will pall for US citizens as climate change brings extreme…
Why Hillary Clinton's Promise Of A Gender-equal Cabinet Is So Shrewd
Why Hillary Clinton's Promise Of A Gender-Equal Cabinet Is A Smart Move
in Reforms by Dee Goddard, University of Kent
At a recent “Town Hall” debate Hillary Clinton announced that she would appoint a cabinet that is half female if she is…
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Having Babies Before Age 25 May Cost Women More Income
in Inequality by Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis
"Children do not kill careers, but the earlier children arrive the more their mother's income suffers. There is a clear…
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Can Your Devices Spy On Your Every Move?
in Privacy and Security by H V Jagadish, University of Michigan
We now have dozens of smart devices in our houses and even on our bodies. They improve our lives in so many ways – from…
How To Reverse The Widening Racial Wealth Gap
How To Reverse The Widening Racial Wealth Gap
in Economic Justice by Robert Reich
Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to have enough savings from…
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Global Warming Doubles The Danger For Antelopes
in Climate Impacts by Tim Radford
Researchers warn that many of Africa’s antelope species are at greater risk of extinction as climate change adds to the…
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It Sucked, and I'm So Grateful!
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What if the things you hate most about your current situation are your greatest blessings in disguise? What if…
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Can Exposure To Blue Light Before Surgery Reduce Organ Damage?
in Health & Wellness by Allison Hydzik, University of Pittsburgh
"There's long been evidence suggesting that light and circadian rhythms profoundly influence our biology, and…
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Is It Impossible To Actually Be A Vegetarian?
in Healing Diet by Andrew Smith, Drexel University
In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher. Plants make up…
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Confessions of A Tone-Deaf Music Professor
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How’s this for a shock, horror headline: “Tone-deaf professor of Music at Liverpool University”. Can it be true? Well,…
Why We Should Care About The Lasting Effect Of Racist Rhetoric
Why We Should Care About The Lasting Effect Of Racist Rhetoric
in Culture Wars by Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California
Luis is an upper-middle-class American-born Latino. When I interviewed him in 2008, he told me he had spent long hours,…
Understanding How Do Drugs Work
Understanding How Drugs Work
in Health & Wellness by MacDonald Christie, University of Sydney
Whether a drug is prescribed by the doctor, bought over the counter or obtained illegally, we mostly take their…
How Captain America: Civil War Echoes Our Political Anxieties
The New Captain America Movie Echoes Our Political Anxieties
in Leisure & Creativity by Naja Later, University of Melbourne
The long-anticipated Captain America: Civil War has just hit cinemas. The latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic…
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How Connected Are You to Your Future Self?
in Personal Development by Tom Fleischman, Cornell University
"From an objective point of view, the present flips into the future in an instant," says Corinna Loeckenhoff. "There is…
Easy Way, Hard Way: Letting Go of Struggle
Easy Way, Hard Way: Letting Go of Struggle
in Leisure & Creativity by Julia Rogers Hamrick
The only kind of action that works in Easy World is inspired, energized action. Therefore, the Easy World ordinance for…
InnerSelf Newsletter May 1st 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: May 1st, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
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Spirits and Faith: Following Your Calling
Spirits and Faith: Following Your Calling
in Religions and Beliefs by Bill Philipps
I try not to mention anything about my work as a medium when I’m around my grandma, since she disapproves of it, but I…
Will We Care About Climate As The Weather Gets Nicer?
Will North Americans Care About Climate As The Weather Gets Nicer?
in Climate by James Devitt, New York University
"Weather patterns in recent decades have been a poor source of motivation for Americans to demand policies to combat…
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Have Human Good Samaritans Gone Racist And Lack Empathy?
in Gratitude & Service by Susan Kelley, Cornell University
"It's very surprising and disappointing to find such low rates of people helping each other and that African-American…
What Small Farms Need to Compete With Corporate Food
What Small Farms Need to Compete With Corporate Food
in Inequality by Kate Stringer, YES! Magazine.
Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased…
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The Magic of Beltane and The Transformation of the World
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If we as humans can feel more beauty in ourselves, in our homes, in our environment, how much that can change our very…
Why We Sometimes Root For Characters Who Do Bad Deeds
Why We Sometimes Root For Characters Who Do Bad Deeds
in Spirituality & Mindfulness by Boston University
"If you had a really bad day and did something you weren't proud of, you could go home and turn on a show that features…
The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams
The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams
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The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is…
Why Efforts to Privatize The VA Health System Is A Scam
Why Efforts to Privatize The VA Health System Are A Scam
in Healthcare by Dean Baker, CEPR
There are few areas where there is more bipartisan support than the need to provide adequate health care for the…
Love, Serve, and Remember: Living With Purpose and Joy
Love, Serve, and Remember: Living With Purpose and Joy
in Life Purpose by Joyce Vissell
I want to love, serve and remember until the very day that I die. I want to be able to look back at my life and feel…
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Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Helping To Save The World
in Climate Solutions by Erin Biba, Ensia
One of the places machine learning is turning out to be the most beneficial is in the environmental sciences, which…
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Scientists See The Future In Our Natural Resources
in Climate Solutions by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic…
Climate Change Brings Hard Times For Tea Producers
Climate Change Brings Hard Times For Tea Producers
in Climate Impacts by Tim Radford
Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier rainfall is having a detrimental…
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Lil' Kim And The Unbearable Whiteness Of Being
in Perfectionism by Victoria Anderson, Cardiff University
This week the world saw – via that new, visual means of wildfire gossip-mongering known as “trending on social media” –…
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This Sustainable Leather Comes From Kombucha Tea
in Home & Garden by Angie Hunt, Iowa State University
A sustainable film made from a byproduct of kombucha tea could be a new material for clothing, shoes, or handbags.
Understanding and Applying the Three Keys to Success
Understanding and Applying the Three Keys to Success
in Career & Success by J.R. Parrish
I can tell you that learning effective human-relations skills completely changed and dramatically improved my life.…
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Evidence Of Prehistoric Swiss Cheese Found
in Food & Nutrition by Saskia Angenent, University of York
"The principal interest of this piece of work is that it provides direct evidence for early dairying at high altitude…
The Endgame of 2016′s Anti-Establishment Politics
What's The Endgame of 2016′s Anti-Establishment Politics?
in Elections by Robert Reich
Will Bernie Sanders’s supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is…
Older Adults Who Lift Weights Live Longer
Older Adults Who Lift Weights Live Longer
in Fitness & Exercise by Matthew Swayne, Penn State
Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason, 41 percent…
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Did Ancient Priests In Peru Invent Authority?
in Religions and Beliefs by Clifton B. Parker, Stanford University
"More than 5,000 and certainly 10,000 years ago, nowhere in the world was anyone living under a concerted authority,"…
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How Monarch Butterflies Make It To Mexico Without A Map
in Environment by James Urton, University of Washington
"We wanted to understand how the monarch is processing these different types of information to yield this constant…
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How New Illnesses Emerge When We Change How We Live
in Environment by Simon Reid, The University of Queensland
Humans have been “acquiring” infectious diseases from animals (zoonotic diseases) since we first started hunting wild…
Does Blue Beat Green For Stress Relief?
Does Blue Beat Green For Stress Relief?
in Environmental Health by Andy Henion, Michigan State University
Even after taking into account residents' wealth, age, sex, and other neighborhood factors, the study found that having…
How To Live Consciously Using Breath and Body Awareness
How To Live Consciously Using Breath and Body Awareness
in Performance by Christopher Papadopoulos
Thankfully, in order for us to benefit from breath and body awareness, a permanent shift in consciousness isn’t…

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