How Dieting Encourages Your Body To Replace Lost Weight
How Dieting Encourages Your Body To Replace Lost Weight
by David Benton, Swansea University
Obesity is a risk factor for numerous disorders that afflict the human race, so understanding how to maintain a healthy…
Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories
Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories
by Mark Lorch, University of Hull
I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won –…
How We Inherit Masculine And Feminine Behaviors
How We Inherit Masculine And Feminine Behaviors
by Cordelia Fine, University of Melbourne; Daphna Joel, Tel Aviv University, and John Dupre, University of Exeter
The now infamous Google memo, written by engineer James Damore, has inflamed longstanding debates about the differences…
Way More Rush Hour Pollution Gets Into Cars Than We Thought
Way More Rush Hour Pollution Gets Into Cars Than We Thought
by Ken Kingery-Duke University
Researchers measuring the exposure to pollution inside cars during rush hour commutes have found that the levels of…
What We Know, Don’t Know And Suspect Causes Depression
What We Know, Don’t Know And Suspect Causes Depression
by Gordon Parker, UNSW
The term and even diagnosis of “depression” can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal…
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
by Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida
By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid…
Harnessing The Body's Own Cannabis In The Fight Against Cancer
Harnessing The Body's Own Cannabis In The Fight Against Cancer
by Aymen Idris, University of Sheffield
The drugs used to treat cancer after surgery can help to slow disease progression, but they don’t always stop cancer…
The Homegrown Terror Threat On The Right
The Homegrown Terror Threat On The Right
by Arie Perliger, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Terrorism is a form of psychological warfare. Most terrorist groups promote their agenda through violence that shapes…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
In this modern age, with all the tools of technology and instant communication at our disposal, we are exposed to many…
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Horoscope Current Week: August 21 to 27, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
The Inner Compass, Human Evolution and Democracy
The Inner Compass, Human Evolution and Democracy
by Barbara Berger
The understanding that each individual has their own connection to the Great Universal Intelligence is the basis of our…
Why We Need To Stop Playing The Generation Blame Game
Why We Need To Stop Playing The Generation Blame Game
by Karen West, Aston University
Successive generations’ healthy disregard of the previous generation’s tastes, habits and customs is a necessary…
4 Things To Know About Monday’s Eclipse
4 Things To Know About Monday’s Eclipse
by Kevin Fryling, Indiana University
A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Monday. Your next chance to see such…
Forgiveness: Learning to Keep Our Heart Open
Learning to Keep Our Heart Open Through Compassion and Forgiveness
by Stephen Levine
I know some remarkable people, even some who are considered great human beings, but I have never known anyone whose…
Four Steps To Give Up Your Expectations and Feel More Love
Four Steps To Give Up Your Expectations and Feel More Love
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
We all experience everyday annoyances with the people around us. What turns an irksome characteristic, situation, or…
The Science Of Being Nice: How Politeness Is Different From Compassion
The Science Of Being Nice: How Politeness Is Different From Compassion
by Kun Zhao and Luke Smillie, University of Melbourne
The word “nice” has an unusual history in the English language. Originally a term for “foolish”, its meaning over the…
5 Commonly Over-diagnosed Medical Conditions

5 Commonly Over-diagnosed Medical Conditions

Ray Moynihan, Bond University
The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer
The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer
by Barry Eaton
In the hospital waiting room, heart pounding and mind whirring, surrounded by a sea of apprehensive-looking fellow…
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon!
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon Solar Eclipse!
by Sarah Varcas
A black moon (August 21st 2017) is a particularly powerful new moon which augurs a significant new phase. We can use…
How To Lift The Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment
How To Lift The Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment
by Diana Cooper
The journey to enlightenment is the removal of the seven veils of illusion. They can more easily be removed during…
How Tranquil Spaces Can Help People Feel Calm And Relaxed
How Tranquil Spaces Can Help People Feel Calm And Relaxed
by Greg Watts, University of Bradford
When you think about somewhere that is tranquil, what do you imagine? Whether it’s a wide open meadow, a deserted…
Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It

Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It

Adele Webb, University of Sydney
Releasing and Preventing The Cellular Imprint of Trauma
Releasing and Preventing The Cellular Imprint of Trauma
by Kate O'Connell, LPC
Prior to becoming a therapist, I believed as the majority of people still do, that trauma and subsequent PTSD are…
A Feel Good Story: Messing Up the President's Schedule
A Feel Good Story: Messing Up the President's Schedule
by Al Highsmith
There was a lot of excitement around the Hughes Memorial School in Danville, Virginia, in 1952. It. has "school" in its…
It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Fears and Self-Judgment
It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Fears and Self-Judgment
by Betsy Chasse
Why is it that so many of us feel we need crisis in order to face our fears, to bring about the change we already know…
How Reducing The Number Of Stressful Events In Our Lives Could Help Beat Dementia
How Reducing The Number Of Stressful Events In Our Lives Could Help Beat Dementia
by Claire J. Hanley, Swansea University
Stress is bad for our physical and mental health. It has been linked to several leading causes of death, including…
Eclipse Of Reason: Why Do People Disbelieve Scientists?

Eclipse Of Reason: Why Do People Disbelieve Scientists?

Bryan Gaensler, University of Toronto
How Clean Eating Can Damage Children's Health
How Clean Eating Can Damage Children's Health
by Sophia Komninou, Swansea University
"Clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler…
So Many In The West Are Depressed Because They're Expected Not To Be
So Many In The West Are Depressed Because They're Expected Not To Be
by Brock Bastian, University of Melbourne
Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet research shows depression is far more prevalent…
Don’t Hold Back! Love With All Your Heart!
Don’t Hold Back! Love With All Your Heart!
by Joyce Vissell
When I was twenty-seven, a woman friend became frustrated with how much love and attention I was giving my husband. I…
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
by Marie T. Russell
Some things are so sad that we might like to bypass and ignore them completely. But can we do so when lives are being…
Why Kids Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play
Why Kids Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play
by Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia
Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests this may be…
What We Can Learn From The 2017 Solar Eclipse
What We Can Learn From The 2017 Solar Eclipse
by Robert William Walsh, University of Central Lancashire
If you you’ve never seen a solar eclipse before, you should make an effort to witness the breathtaking event on August…
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.
How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy Diet
How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy Diet
by Kelly J Hodgins, University of Guelph
As consumers become increasingly dissatisfied with conventional, large-scale food systems, they are seeking ways to…
Are Our Families A School for Compassion and Unfinished Business?
Are Our Families A School for Compassion and Unfinished Business?
by Pamela D. Blair, PhD.
If we don’t see ourselves as worthwhile contributors to society and we don’t approach our aging with dignity and…
The Truth about Mercury Retrograde (It's a Good Thing!)
The Truth about Mercury Retrograde (It's a Good Thing!)
by Sarah Varcas
There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and…
Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?
Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?
by Sara FL Kirk and Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Dalhousie University
The scent of baked goods wafts towards you as the supermarket doors glide open. Your stomach rumbles and your mouth…
Why Climate Change Has Changed The Way I Think About Science
Why Climate Change Has Changed The Way I Think About Science
by Sophie Lewis, Australian National University
I’ve wanted to be a scientist since I was five years old. My idea of a scientist was someone in a lab, making…

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