People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’

People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’

Caroline Curran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey, YES! Magazine
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization…
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
by Alex Kirby
Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s…
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
by Alison Hirst, Anglia Ruskin University
If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through…
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
by Robert Reich
Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle.…
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
by Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton
We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major…
Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths
Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths
by Lisa Chedekel, Boston University
The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates…
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Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?
by Bradley Elliott, University of Westminster
If you have ever been nervous about something that is about to happen, then you may have felt the sensations of nausea…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at how to best deal with, and heal, dysfunctional energies... whether in our homes, our…
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Horoscope Current Week: February 20 to 26, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
by Courtney A. Walsh
Maybe, like me...when you hear “Listen to your heart” or “Follow your bliss” you get frustrated. Irritated.…
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
by Claudia Uller, Kingston University
Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is…
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
by Paul Griffin and Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California, Davis
Prior to President Donald Trump taking office, there was a push to require oil and gas companies to inform their…
How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes
How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes
by Marjorie Rhodes, New York University
How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes?
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
by Robin Lally, Rutgers University
A new study with worms may help explain how diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spread in the brain. Sometimes…
Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants

Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants

Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
by InnerSelf Staff
After intense political activism, an attack from the Trump administration on public lands has been shot down. The fight…
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Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?
by Scott Shackelford, Indiana University
Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. The United Nations has taken…
It's Not About What You Gain in Meditation, It's What You Lose
There's Nothing To Gain in Meditation, It's About What You Lose
by Robert Kopecky
All kinds of discomforts disappear when we’re asleep, and changing our attitudes and thinking—our consciousness—can…
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
by Victoria Anderson, Cardiff University
Many years before the Fifty Shades franchise was conceived came its singular predecessor. In 1954, a woman using the…
Acknowledging My Replacement Child Challenges and Letting Go
Are You A Replacement Child? Challenges and Letting Go
by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
No mother, no parent, can prepare for the tormented experience of the death of a child let alone begin to heal, even…
US Teens In Poverty Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat
US Teens In Poverty Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat
by Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
A survey of about 1,500 extremely disadvantaged families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio shows teenagers go without…
Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking
Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking
by Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney
Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down…
Before Pregnancy Even Starts, Healthy Weight In Parents Lowers Obesity Risk In Children

Before Pregnancy Even Starts, Healthy Weight In Parents Lowers Obesity Risk In Children

Michelle Lane; Rebecca Robker, and Tod Fullston, University of Adelaide
To Counter Populist Policies The World Needs To Ditch Its Obsession With GDP
To Counter Populist Policies The World Needs To Ditch Its Obsession With GDP
by Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria
The election of Donald Trump may have come as a cold shower, but it was to be expected in a world that’s increasingly…
How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength
How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength
by Zaki Hassan-Smith, University of Birmingham
One of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate…
America And The Rise Of The Authoritarian Personality
America And The Rise Of The Authoritarian Personality
by Magnus Linden, Lund University
Since the horror of Hitler’s Holocaust, psychologists have investigated why certain individuals appear more prone to…
Here’s A Selfish Reason To Be Kind To Your Spouse
Here’s A Selfish Reason To Be Kind To Your Spouse
by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester
Being compassionate to a spouse makes you feel good, even if the nice thing you did goes unnoticed.
Abandoning Belief Rocked My World
Abandoning Beliefs Rocked My World and Tore Down My Walls
by John Ptacek
Believing is as automatic as walking or talking or sneezing, and about as noteworthy. Deprived of our-ists and -isms,…
A Good Idea, When It Comes From Real Conservatives
A Good Idea, When It Comes From Real Conservatives
by InnerSelf Staff
A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and…
Are Our Brains Attached and Addicted To Negative Behavior?
Why Are Our Brains Addicted To Negative Behavior?
by Gary Quinn
Being attached to negative be­havior is addictive to the brain. In such cases, we are predisposed to make choices based…
Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?
Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?
by Ellie Paige, University of Cambridge
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide and the second biggest killer in the UK. However, most cases…
Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy
Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy
by Ernesto Ortiz
Every negative event or outburst (such as an episode of sarcasm, anger, rage, or abuse) will leave an energetic imprint…
Will Blazing A Low-carbon Path Pay Off For California?
Will Blazing A Low-carbon Path Pay Off For California?
by Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California
President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S.…
Why This Dutch City Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
Why This Dutch City Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply…
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy Snyder, YES! Magazine
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
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Perceptions Of Genetically Modified Food Are Informed By More Than Just Science
by Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny, University of Adelaide
When people don’t seem to use science to make decisions, it is tempting to assume that it’s because they don’t…
How and Why We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?
How and Why Do We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?
by Sahvanna Arienta
Why is it that we always seem to find ourselves in relationships that leave us damaged or wounded? These patterns are…
How To Turn Your Emotional Baggage Into Dating Success

How To Turn Your Emotional Baggage Into Dating Success

Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin University
In America, Less Education Often Means More Chronic Pain
In America, Less Education Often Means More Chronic Pain
by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo
Older Americans with less money and education are much more like to suffer from chronic pain than wealthier adults with…
How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path
How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path
by Roy Holman
What is your path? The key word here is your. There are many paths, crossroads, and choices in life. Only you -- you…
Why You Are Constantly Searching For Your Keys
Why You Are Constantly Searching For Your Keys
by Anna Maria Nowakowska and Amelia Hunt, University of Aberdeen; Alasdair Clarke, University of Essex
Imagine that you are searching for your house keys, and you know they could be on either of two desks.
Which Of The 6 Styles Of Love Best Describes You?
Which Of The 6 Styles Of Love Best Describes You?
by Rachel Grieve, University of Tasmania
Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways.
Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul
Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul
by Mantak Chia
When we feel criticized (by others or by ourselves), it is often the psoas that reacts by contracting or hardening and…
The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes
The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes
by P.M.H. Atwater
What we see and experience depends entirely on the angle with which it is viewed for definition. To put it another way,…
Learning How to Work with Angels and Call Them to Action
How to Work with Angels and Call Them to Action
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet with Patricia R. Spadaro
Some people say, If there are all these angels waiting to help us, then why haven't they already done something about…
What Is The New Administration's Border Plan For Canada?

What Is The New Administration's Border Plan For Canada?

Jessica Trisko Darden, American University School of International Service and Stéfanie von Hlatky, Queen's University, Ontario
Robert Reich On The White House Mess
Robert Reich On The White House Mess
by Robert Reich
Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager…
How Authentic Are Photographic Memories?
How Authentic Are Photographic Memories?
by Robert Nash, Aston University
Since the invention of photography itself, people have used photograph-themed metaphors when thinking and talking about…
Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy
Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy
by Oli Williams, University of Bath; Kevin Deighton and Michelle Swainson, Leeds Beckett University
Self-proclaimed “weight loss hypnosis master” Steve Miller has announced a campaign to see all overweight NHS staff…
How The Warming World Could Turn Many Plants And Animals Into Climate Refugees
How The Warming World Could Turn Many Plants And Animals Into Climate Refugees
by Matt Christmas, University of Adelaide
Finding the optimum environment and avoiding uninhabitable conditions has been a challenge faced by species throughout…
How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-Mind
How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-Mind
by John Cianciosi
Although there are many different approaches to meditation, all meditation methods share some basic characteristics and…
How Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food
How Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food
by David Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand
Urban agriculture, the cultivation of crops and animals in an urban environment, is known to increase access to healthy…
Four Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You're Struggling With The Political Climate
Four Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You're Struggling With The Political Climate
by Roxanne Donovan, Kennesaw State University
“This can’t be happening.” “I feel like throwing up.” “I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.” “Life is going…
What Does The New Administration Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?
What Does The New Administration Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?
by Luis Hestres, The University of Texas at San Antonio
As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect…
How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality
How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality
by Marie T. Russell
If we were able to remember how we felt as a child learning to crawl, we probably would remember looking on with…
Why Is Tinder So Evilly Satisfying?
Why Is Tinder So Evilly Satisfying?
by Jeanette Purvis, University of Hawaii
In America, 60 percent of digital media consumption now occurs on mobile or tablet devices instead of desktop computers.
How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids
How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids
by Susan Stiffelman, MFT
In my book Parenting Without Power Struggles, I described three ways that parents can engage with their children: being…
What Plato Can Teach You About Finding A Soulmate
What Plato Can Teach You About Finding A Soulmate
by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in…
When Trump's Tweets Are Angry, The Mood Of His Followers Darkens
When The Current President's Tweets Are Angry, The Mood Of His Followers Darkens
by Michael Berkman, Pennsylvania State University
President Donald Trump has shown a unique ability to use Twitter as a way to connect directly with his followers.
Why Trump's Vow To Destroy Johnson Amendment Could Wreak Havoc On Churches
Why The Destruction Of The Johnson Amendment Could Wreak Havoc On Churches
by Philip Hackney, Louisiana State University and Brian Mittendorf, The Ohio State University
President Donald Trump recently pledged to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a 63-year-old law that bans charities from…
Science Shows Preschoolers Learn Words Best If They Have A Nap
Science Shows Preschoolers Learn Words Best If They Have A Nap
by Alexis Blue, University of Arizona
Naps play an important role in helping babies hang onto what they learn. Now, a new study suggests naptime could have a…
The Secret of a Great Marriage: From a Frog to a Prince?
How To Make Marriage Stronger at the Broken Places
by Gregg Levoy
My favorite fairy tale as a child was Cinderella, so when I met Charlie and fell in love with him, I thought my prince…
Here’s The Science Behind These 5 Classic Love Songs
Here’s The Science Behind These 5 Classic Love Songs
by Nerissa Hannink, University of Melbourne
In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are five love songs that pose serious scientific questions. Experts from the…
The Sensuous Goddess Meditation
Rediscover Your Sacred Sensuality with The Sensuous Goddess Meditation
by Sharron Rose
The following visualization/meditation has been created to assist you in walking this glorious path of sacred…
Why You Should Date Your Best Friend
Why You Should Date Your Best Friend
by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University
Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone.…
How The Voter Fraud Crusade Undermine Voting Rights And Democracy
How The Voter Fraud Crusade Undermine Voting Rights And Democracy
by Jesse Rhodes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bizarrely, after winning the 2016 presidential election, Trump has raised questions about the legitimacy of his own…
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Do Cold Showers Actually Cool You Down?
by Yossi Rathner, Swinburne University of Technology, et al
It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down?
Fifty Shades Of Erotica: How Sex In Literature Went Mainstream
Fifty Shades Of Erotica: How Sex In Literature Went Mainstream
by Duc Dau, University of Western Australia
E L James’s Fifty Shades trilogy is a bona fide publishing, and now film, sensation. Whatever you think about the…
Men and Women Feel Things Differently
Why Do Men and Women Feel Things Differently?
by David Kundtz
Many studies have shown that women's brains are wired differently from men's so they can both feel and recall both…
What The Byzantine Empire Can Tell Us About The Rise Of Populist Leaders
What The Byzantine Empire Can Tell Us About The Rise Of Populist Leaders
by Maximilian Lau, Hitotsubashi University
Comparisons have abounded with the 20th century’s greatest villains, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, even…
Why Alcohol Leads To More Violence Than Other Drugs
Why Alcohol Leads To More Violence Than Other Drugs
by Stephen Bright, Edith Cowan University and Martin Williams, Monash University
Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol. This is despite one study finding 47% of…
Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists
Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists
by Elizabeth Suhay, American University
One of the most unexpected political developments in recent months has been the political awakening of scientists in…
Who Is In Charge? You or Chocolate?
The Battle Between Who We Are and Who We Want to Be
by William Fergus Martin
Many of us do things we wish we would not do. We may compulsively eat sugary or fatty things, drink too much alcohol,…
We All Want Funny Mates But That’s Not Quite Enough
We All Want Funny Mates But That’s Not Quite Enough
by Rick Hellman, University of Kansas
Study after study affirms that people want a partner with a sense of humor. But it’s less about cracking jokes than…
How Citizens Are Getting Justice Done Beyond Washington, DC
How Citizens Are Getting Justice Done Beyond Washington, DC
by InnerSelf Staff
Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving conditions for…
Weight Loss Often Follows Divorce For Older Women
Weight Loss Often Follows Divorce For Older Women
by Alexis Blue, University of Arizona
There have been lots of studies on marriage that focus on younger women, so researchers wanted to take a closer look at…

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