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.
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…
Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?

Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?

Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?
by Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University
Many people suffer regularly from heartburn - a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up the…
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

Predrag Slijepcevic, Brunel University London
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
by Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan
Like many experts on American poverty relief, I don’t see why that punitive strategy makes sense.
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…
The Age of We Need Each Other
The Age of We Need Each Other
by Charles Eisenstein
The work I do isn’t “my” work. These are ideas whose time has come and they need capable scribes. Our true wages in…
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
The Illusion of Control, article by Dennis Merritt Jones
The Illusion of Control: Seeking Security
by Dennis Merritt Jones
We have little control over the future. And the future is where we tend to look for our security, seeking the assurance…
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

Holly Blake, University of Nottingham
How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic
How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic
by Robin Feldman, University of California, Hastings
“A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump…
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…
08 11 elders of the sea
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…
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
by Sandra Postel, globalwaterpolicy.org
Ensia invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business,…
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…

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