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…
Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?
Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?
by Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia
It’s hard to go a day in Canada without hearing about at least one of two types of drugs – but for vastly different…
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?

How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?

Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University
Falling Off The Pedestal: Perfection Is An Illusion
Falling Off The Pedestal: Perfection Is An Illusion
by Marie T. Russell
Sometimes we put others on pedestals – this often happens in new relationships, whether with a love interest or new…
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Crossing the Great Divide
Crossing the Great Divide: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
by Fran Korten, YES! Magazine
Everyone is looking for solutions to the gridlock that grips Washington. Most suggestions are complicated. But there’s…
What Happened When We Introduced Four-year-olds To An Old People's Home
What Happened When We Introduced Four-year-olds To An Old People's Home
by Melrose Stewart, University of Birmingham and Malcolm Johnson, University of Bath
The two episodes of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds set out to explore the increasing isolation of older people…
Microbes Have Their Own Version Of The Internet
Microbes Have Their Own Version Of The Internet
by Predrag Slijepcevic, Brunel University London
Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements to…
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty

How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty

Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan
Watching Children Learn How To Lie
Watching Children Learn How To Lie
by Gail Heyman, University of California, San Diego
The fear of getting caught is a constant source of anxiety, and when it happens, the damage to one’s reputation can be…
Seeing Sensitivity as a Strength Instead of a Weakness
Seeing Sensitivity as a Strength Instead of a Weakness
by Maureen Dawn Healy
Our indigo kids' are deeply committed to be who they came here to be, and that is likely different from anything that…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, as with every week, we look at different aspects of our life: the blessings and the challenges, and the…
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Horoscope Current Week: August 14 to 20, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
The Age of We Need Each Other

The Age of We Need Each Other

Charles Eisenstein
Why Newborn Baby Development Has Been Vastly Underestimated
Why Newborn Baby Development Has Been Vastly Underestimated
by Emese Nagy, University of Dundee
Research suggests that not only are newborn babies having “social” experiences, but they are learning from them almost…
This Math Puzzle Will Help You Plan Your Next Party
This Math Puzzle Will Help You Plan Your Next Party
by Gary Chartrand, Harvey Mudd College, and Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
Let’s say you’re planning your next party and agonizing over the guest list. To whom should you send invitations? What…
Voluntary Steps Are Failing To Shrink Algae Blooms And Dead Zones
Voluntary Steps Are Failing To Shrink Algae Blooms And Dead Zones
by Donald Scavia, University of Michigan
Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays
Why Genetic Home Testing Is not Such A Great Guide To Your Ancestry Or Disease Risk
Why Genetic Home Testing Is Not Such A Great Guide To Your Ancestry Or Disease Risk
by Jonathan Pettitt, University of Aberdeen
Genetic variation is an unavoidable feature of life. As a consequence of this – and unless you are an identical twin –…
4 Steps To Manifest Fearlessness And Peak Productivity In Your Work And Relationships
4 Steps To Manifest Fearlessness And Peak Productivity In Your Work And Relationships
by John J. Murphy
Rather than embrace change and uncertainty with poise and confidence, the timid allow it to hold them back. Indeed, we…
Is Walking Enough Exercise?
Is Walking Enough Exercise?
by Megan Teychenne and Clint Miller, Deakin University
Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, arthritis,…
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
by Alistair Jump, University of Stirling
When it comes to deciding which plants and animals to protect and which to remove, our approach might make even the…
What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed
What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed
by Holly Blake, University of Nottingham
We all feel stressed from time to time – it’s all part of the emotional ups and downs of life. Stress has many sources,…
How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic

How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Robin Feldman, University of California, Hastings
Let's Talk About Fear: Illuminating the Shadow
Let's Talk About Fear: Illuminating the Shadow
by Eileen Workman
Fear drives our impulses to forcibly control others, and to try and make the whole world behave as we want. Fear…
Meeting Your Higher Self or The Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel
Meeting Your Higher Self or The Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel
by Robert Bruce
I was about to have my evening meditation at about nine o'clock. I reached to turn out the light when a voice spoke to…
The Loss, Longing and Love of Reappearing Grief
The Loss, Longing and Love of Reappearing Grief
by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
Grief is like this. I was only half-listening to a song on the radio, yet a wave of sadness overcame me for the loss of…
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Being and Communicating with The Elders of the Seas
by Nancy Windheart
From the first day of our trip, we were met by the whales. Although I had been in deep communication with the whales…
The importance of heart health in women has for many years been invisible.
Women's Heart Attacks Symptoms Are Often Dismissed As Something Else
by Patricia Davidson, Johns Hopkins University
In the United States, nearly 290,000 women died from heart disease in 2013 – that’s about one in every four female…
How Daughters Can Repair A Damaged Relationship With Their Divorced Dad
How Daughters Can Repair A Damaged Relationship With Their Divorced Dad
by Linda Nielsen, Wake Forest University
In a 2002 study involving nearly 2,500 children, researchers found that daughters’ relationships with their fathers…
The average American consumes 620 pounds of dairy each year.
Are Blood Infections In Cattle Is Linked To Breast Cancer In Humans?
by Meredith Frie, Michigan State University
Humans began domesticating animals for food over 10,000 years ago, cultivating a close relationship with animals over…
Why You Aren’t Happy Right Now
Why You Aren’t Happy Right Now
by Barbara Berger
Besides our worry thoughts about the future, there is another type of story we are telling ourselves which gives us a…
When It Comes To Sports, Boys Play Like A Girl
When It Comes To Sports, Boys Play Like A Girl
by Marnee McKay and Joshua Burns, University of Sydney
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to our research, taking the…
How Do You Know That What You Know Is True?
How Do You Know That What You Know Is True?
by Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland
How do you know if you are thinking rationally? Epistemology is about understanding how we come to know that something…
Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
by Chris Doucouliagos, Deakin University
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
What Is Silicosis and Why Is It Making A Comeback?
What Is Silicosis and Why Is It Making A Comeback?
by Susan Miles, University of Newcastle
Silicosis is a group of occupational lung diseases caused by breathing in silica dust.
The Golden Rule: Love, Light, and Compassion
The Golden Rule: Love, Light, and Compassion
by Marie T. Russell
Imagine... a world where any time you inflicted pain, whether physical or emotional, unto any other being you would…
How Modern Parenting Styles Can Get In The Way Of Raising Well-balanced Children
How Modern Parenting Styles Can Get In The Way Of Raising Well-balanced Children
by Amy Brown, Swansea University
When many middle-aged people think back to their childhood, they remember roaming the streets with their friends during…
Are High Heels Bad For Your Health?
Are High Heels Bad For Your Health?
by Max Barnish, University of Exeter and Heather May Morgan, University of Aberdeen
There is copious research into the manifold ways that high heels affect their wearers’ well-being
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was…

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