So Much to be Grateful For!

So Much to be Grateful For!

Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”
You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”
by Will Wilkinson
Can you be bold to love the world? Can you put your love for the world first? When you do, when it’s the real thing,…
Why Video Games Are The New IQ Tests
Why Video Games Are The New IQ Tests
by Peter Cowling; Anders Drachen and Athanasios Kokkinakis, University of York
Gamers won’t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people’s ability to play video games…
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How Citizens Are Fighting Climate Change On The Global Stage
by Dawn R Bazely, Idil Boran and Sapna Sharma, York University, Canada
The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda.
Creating Your Experience by Opening Your Eyes, Your Mind, Your Inner Ear
Creating Your Experience by Opening Your Eyes, Your Mind, Your Inner Ear
by Ernest Holmes
Did you ever say to yourself, "I wish that I might never again be afraid of anything"? Or have you met someone who had…
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Why Your Parents’ Lifestyles Can Determine Your Health – Even As An adult
by Sandy Tubeuf, University of Leeds
We don’t choose our parents, their jobs or their health. And we don’t have a say in whether or not they smoke, nor in…
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Yes The US Health Economy Is Big, But Is It Better?
by Diane Dewar, University at Albany, State University of New York
The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer…
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How The Social Gospel Movement Explains The Roots Of Today's Religious Left
by Christopher H. Evans, Boston University
Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform.
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When Is The Right Time For Your Child To Take A Test?
by Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Standardized tests have become the primary tool for determining a student’s academic ability. Legislators and…
Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger Goals
Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger Goals
by Jim Donovan
It's fascinating to me that so many sales organization man­agers complain that their employees typically reach the…
14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD
14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD
by Meadow Schroeder, University of Calgary
When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe…
Here’s When To Buy LED Light Bulbs
Here’s When To Buy LED Light Bulbs
by Jim Erickson-University Of Michigan
A new study recommends replacing all incandescent and halogen light bulbs in your home now with compact fluorescent…
The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress
The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress
by Kim Eckart-University Of Washington
The higher the level of particulates in the air, a new study shows, the greater the indications of psychological…
Shame: It's Unhealthy, Self-Destructive & Extremely Toxic
Shame: It's Unhealthy, Self-Destructive & Extremely Toxic
by Mary Hayes Grieco
Shame is an unhealthy and extremely toxic emotion that makes a person very sick inside. It plays out in families and in…
Why Loneliness Can Be More Deadly Than Obesity
Loneliness Can Be More Deadly Than Obesity
by Gillian Leithman, Concordia University
Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual…
How Dogs And Cats Can Get Their Day In Court
How Dogs And Cats Can Get Their Day In Court
by Jessica Rubin, University of Connecticut
In 2016, the FBI started to track animal cruelty, including neglect, torture and sexual abuse, because of disturbing…
What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like
What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like
by Julie Lesnik, Wayne State University
Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took…
Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic

Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic

Robert F. Hesketh, Liverpool John Moores University
Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing Came
Guided to "Drive South": Everywhere I Went A Blessing Came
by David Schock
One morning I awoke and realized I had absolutely no plans for the day. The gallery was closed until the weekend, and I…
The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads
The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads
by Melissa Wdowik, Colorado State University
Let’s jump back to 1028, the year William the Conqueror was born. Healthy most of his life, he became so overweight in…
How To Be More Persuasive
How To Be More Persuasive
by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford
‘So…what do you say?’ Everett Collection Whether it’s getting your partner to do more housework or making your…
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How Obamacare Changed The Love Lives Of Young Adults
by Joelle Abramowitz, University of Michigan
It seems that each week, a new development about the Affordable Care Act calls into question the future of health care…
Why Teen Mental Health Has Deteriorated Over Last 5 Years

Why Teen Mental Health Has Deteriorated Over Last 5 Years

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
Watch Out for Preconceived Notions and Limiting Beliefs
Watch Out for Preconceived Notions and Limiting Beliefs
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
We all have opinions, beliefs, preconceived notions, etc. And I've noticed, in myself and others, a tendency to…
In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation
In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation
by Paul Freedman, Yale University; et al
Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or…
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The Strange Story Of Turkey Tails
by Michael Carolan, Colorado State University
Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every…
Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse
Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse
by Margot Susca, American University School of Communication
Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of…
Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?

Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?

Sam Carr, University of Bath
How To Live Beyond Fear
How To Stop Fearing Life and Live Beyond Fear
by Arnaud Desjardins
One day, as I was answering a question on the subject of death, the following words came to me: "You are not afraid of…
Why Wanting Revenge Is Only Natural
Why Wanting Revenge Is Only Natural
by Stephen Fineman, University of Bath
Revenge in fiction can be shocking, but it often embeds a moral message. There is heroic revenge, a staple of the…
What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?
What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?
by Kean Birch, York University, Canada
I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term…
Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal
Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal
by Jane Ogden, University of Surrey
Eating pasta labelled “snack” rather than “meal” made people eat more later on, our latest study found. We also found…
We owe these 5 research discoveries to twins
We Owe These 5 Research Discoveries To Twins
by Catriona May-University Of Melbourne
Twin research has led to all kinds incredible insights into an important mystery: nature vs. nurture or how the…
What is Karma And What Are Its Effects?
What is Karma And What Are Its Effects?
by Daisaku Ikeda
Each of us creates our own karma. Our past thoughts, speech and behavior have shaped our present reality, and our…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
If I were to choose one word to summarize this week's featured articles, I would choose "within". We are being…
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Horoscope Current Week: November 13 to 19, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Expanding the Healing Process: It's Not Just About You
Expanding the Healing Process: It's Not Just About You
by Nauman Naeem MD
Healing is not just about you. It is about healing the whole of humanity, which is currently suffering in unprecedented…
What Are Your Talents and Strengths?
What Are Your Talents and Strengths?
by Mark Thurston, PhD.
You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have…
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5 Reasons Not To Spray The Bugs In Your Garden
by Lizzy Lowe, Macquarie University; et al
The weather is getting warmer, and gardens are coming alive with bees, flies, butterflies, dragonflies, praying…
Why Parents Should Never Spank Children
Why Parents Should Never Spank Children
by Tracie O. Afifi, University of Manitoba and Elisa Romano, University of Ottawa
There is no research evidence that spanking improves child behavior. On the contrary, spanking is associated with…