Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?

Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?

Frederic Lemieux, George Washington University
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
by Andrew Russell, Durham University
It’s hard to think back to what English pubs and clubs were like before the law about smoke-free public places came…
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
by Tawny Paul, University of Exeter
The Taylor Report, the UK government’s recent major review of modern work, paid particular attention to the “gig…
stress and relaxation
Stress!!! How to Manage Its Impact on You & Your Life
by Chuck Fata & Suzette Hodnett
Our bodies have forgotten how relaxation feels. We have come to accept our fast-paced, over-loaded, and increasingly…
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
by Lizzie Rogers, University of Hull
Two centuries on from the death of Jane Austen, the enthusiasm for her work and the Regency world she represents is…
Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?

Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?

Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
by Derek Thompson, University of Missouri
Diet is not a contributing factor to the significant gastrointestinal issues common among children with autism spectrum…
Horsing Around With Young Children Makes Them Laugh And Helps Them Learn
Horsing Around With Young Children Makes Them Laugh And Helps Them Learn
by Laura Tallant, Bath Spa University
A good sense of humor is a highly valued personality trait. We like to laugh and for others to laugh with (not usually…
Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy
Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy & Community
by Beth Buczynski
By changing our idea of what it means to be sustainable people, families, and businesses, and working together to…
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend It
by Henry Giroux, McMaster University
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the…
Poor Kids Hit Puberty Sooner And Risk A Lifetime Of Health Problems

Poor Kids Hit Puberty Sooner And Risk A Lifetime Of Health Problems

Ying Sun, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
How Empathy Can Make Or Break A Troll
How Empathy Can Make Or Break A Troll
by Evita March, Federation University Australia
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently announced he had quit Twitter because he was sick of internet trolls.
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
by Jasenka Zubcevic and Christopher Martyniuk, University of Florida
A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even…
The Real Spiritual Path
The Real Spiritual Path Is Wherever You Are
by Imre Vallyon
To live a spiritual life, you don’t have to give up your job or become a monk or a nun. The spiritual life is where you…
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at family. We all have one, or if we no longer do, we did at some point. Family influenced our early…
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The opioid crisis in the US is a near perfect example why the current push for unregulated free markets is mostly…
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
by Joanna Syrda, University of Bath
Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer is an…
How Loneliness In Older People Makes Them More Vulnerable To Financial Scammers
How Loneliness In Older People Makes Them More Vulnerable To Financial Scammers
by Keith Brown, Bournemouth University; et al
Fraud investigators have warned that people are being targeted by scammers who persuade them to invest their pensions…
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
by Rebecca Walker Reczek, The Ohio State University; et al
Picture your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Are you clinging to it even though neither you nor anyone else in your…
True Wisdom: Moving From Self-Doubt To Integrity Of The Heart
Is True Wisdom The Moving From Self-Doubt To Integrity Of The Heart?
by Elizabeth Joyce
The mark of true wisdom is twofold: First, it encom­passes every aspect of our being, body, mind, and spirit. It…
What Is The Highest and Best Form of Selfishness?
Is There Such A Thing As Good Selfishness?
by Alan Cohen
I have been rethinking selfishness, the ego, and self-centeredness. In some schools of thought these are dirty words,…
Your Teenagers Shouldn’t Make "Mistakes"
Your Teenagers Shouldn’t Make "Mistakes"?
by Barbara Berger
Teenagers, teenagers, teenagers!! Oh how we rack our brains trying to be the best possible parents. And no matter what…
Returning: Re-turning To Our Body, Re-turning To This Very Moment, Re-turning Home
Returning: Re-turning To Our Body, Re-turning To This Very Moment, Re-turning Home
by Nancy Windheart
Unlike the childhood experiences of so many of us in the “baby boom” generation, who were raised, at best, to ignore…
Stressed? Running On Empty? It's Not Compassion Fatigue

Stressed? Running On Empty? It's Not Compassion Fatigue

Shane Sinclair, University of Calgary
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
by Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary
Lowering the legal age for marijuana use will help to improve prevention, safety and education for young people.
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
by Kevin Nute, University of Oregon
A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also…
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
by Julia Blocher, United Nations University
An agreement to address migrant and refugee crises worldwide, which the UN General Assembly adopted in September 2016,…
Being Grateful for Everything and Everyone: It Changes Everything
Being Grateful for Everything and Everyone: It Changes Everything
by Stephanie Bennett Vogt
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life." Don’t take my word for it. Try it. Make a list of the things that might give…
How To Work and Deal With Difficult People
How To Work and Deal With Difficult People
by Dzogchen Ponlop
We touch the real heart of compassion when we can engage with someone who is suffering from carrying so much…
The Real Reason You Don't Quit Facebook?
The Real Reason You Don't Quit Facebook?
by Philip Seargeant and Caroline Tagg, The Open University
Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that…
A Look Inside The Minds Of Trump’s True Believers
A Look Inside The Minds Of Trump’s True Believers
by Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University
When Donald Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University this spring, he told the graduates that “America…
Why Volvo Going All Electric Is Not As Revolutionary As It Seems
Why Volvo Going All Electric Is Not As Revolutionary As It Seems
by Jim Saker, Loughborough University
The announcement from Volvo that all of its new models from 2019 will include an element of electric vehicle technology…
Why Eating A Plant-based Diet Doesn't Mean Being A Vegetarian
Why Eating A Plant-based Diet Doesn't Mean Being A Vegetarian
by Katherine Livingstone, Deakin University
Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. we eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely…
The Gift of Patience: Patience Guards the Door to Anger
The Gift of Patience: Patience Guards the Door to Anger
by M.J. Ryan
It was only when I began to study patience closely that I came to see how anger and patience are related. In fact,…
Can You Tell If Your Pet Is Happy?
Can You Tell If Your Pet Is Happy?
by Mirjam Guesgen, University of Alberta
Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate.
Why Thoreau, Born 200 Years Ago, Has Never Been More Important
Why Thoreau, Born 200 Years Ago, Has Never Been More Important
by Andrew Dix, Loughborough University
“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” urges American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau in Walden (1854), his…
What You Need To Know About Credit Card Fraud
What You Need To Know About Credit Card Fraud
by Bruno Buonaguidi, Università della Svizzera italiana
If you are the owner of a credit or a debit card, there is a non-negligible chance that you may be subject to fraud,…
How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Summer Camp
How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Summer Camp
by Troy D. Glover, University of Waterloo
Temporary relief from structured classroom teaching opens up exciting opportunities for kids at summer camps that not…
Work: Burden or Opportunity to Make a Difference?
Work: Is It A Burden or An Opportunity to Make a Difference?
by Dr. Allan G. Hunter
We spend large portions of our lives at work, preparing for work, and commuting. Work is, therefore, a major…
7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-party Services
7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-party Services
by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley and Srikanth Sundaresan, Princeton University
Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances…

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