PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT

Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers

Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers

Kenneth Rigby, University of South Australia
Why Health Advice Is More Successful If You’re Mindful
by Ashton Yount, University of Pennsylvania
When you hear health messages—such as quit smoking or get more exercise—do you feel motivated or…
Science Achievement Gaps Start Early In Kindergarten
by F. Chris Curran, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The annual back-to-school season is filled with high hopes for making new friends, meeting new…
They're Playing Your Song... Are You Singing Along?
by Alan Cohen
When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness…
What Other Cultures Can Teach Parents About Raising Their Children
by Sam Carr, University of Bath
We live in a competitive world, where worth and value are increasingly based on league tables and…

LIVING IN HARMONY

What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves
by Rosalyn W. Berne
News of my communications with the horses had spread in the small Costa Rican community. The…
One laughing gas session relieves severe depression quickly
by Alison Caldwell - U. Chicago
A single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas can rapidly relieve symptoms of…
Is Eating Standing Up or Laying Down Really Bad For You?
by James Brown, Aston University
These days, many of us are flooded with advice on what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. You…
A New Chemical Compound That Cuts Melanoma’s Spread By Up To 90%
by Sarina Gleason, Michigan State University
Scientists have discovered that a chemical compound—and potential new drug—reduces the spread of…

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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The Connected Community—Not So Wild a Dream!

Cormac Russell and John McKnight
Can Wealth Protect You from Climate Change?
by Hannah Della Bosca
While the days of overt climate denial are mostly over, there’s a distinct form of denial emerging…
Why America Has A Debt Ceiling
by Steven Pressman
Republicans and Democrats are again playing a game of chicken over the U.S. debt ceiling – with the…
What Makes Archaeology Useful as Well as Exciting?
by Shadreck Chirikure
Studying the past, through what people leave behind, can offer insights into some of the world’s…
How Beavers and Oysters Are Helping Restore Lost Ecosystems
by Daniel Merino and Nehal El-Hadi
Whether you are looking at tropical forests in Brazil, grasslands in California or coral reefs in…

DAILY INSPIRATION

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Choose Your Focus
by Greg S Reid
February 7, 2023 - Remember this: whether it’s a weed in the garden, a dream, desire—or…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: A Peaceful Perspective
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com
February 6, 2023 - When we maintain a peaceful perspective, things flow much more…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Tell Yourself "I Love You"
by Hal Mathew
February 5, 2023 - I want you to look deeply and fondly at the person in your mirror, and…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Meditation Clears the Mind
by Kamal Sarma
February 4, 2023 - Through meditation we develop the skills and power to relax and clear…

THE UPTAKE

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The US Debt-Ceiling Debate Is Nonsense

Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
How to Live beyond Hope and Despair
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
What does it mean to have hope? For some it means faith in a higher power. For most, I think,…
How To Save Money Ordering Online
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Most people are aware that prices change. However I wonder if people are aware how often they…
Is Your Optimism Defeating You?
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
If left to whim, we will mostly be driven by our biases and we have lots of them. One that most of…
You Are Being Deceived and Distracted
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
We live in a era ripe with political polarization, disagreement and anger towards each other. It is…

MOST READ

How Republicans Whitewash Martin Luther King
by Hajar Yazdiha
January is a month that commemorates a darker, more recent memory of…
What Happens to Our Data When We No Longer Use a Social…
by Katie Mackinnon
The internet plays a central role in our lives. I — and many others…
Coronaphobia: A New Epidemic of Isolation
by Barry Vissell
Coronaphobia is a real word. Researchers coined this term in December…
How Spatial Thinking Can Help Children Learn Math
by Emily Farran
Do you struggle to visualise how to rotate your shoes so that they…
Relax and Enjoy—for a Strong Finish!
by Kathryn Hudson
It is most important to remain aware, present, and conscious in our…
Storytelling Allows Elders to Transfer Values and Meaning…
by Mary Ann McColl
Repeated storytelling is a key method for elders to communicate what…
Placebos Reduce Feelings of Guilt – Even When People Know…
by Jeremy Howick
Guilt is a double-edged sword. It can be a reminder to improve and a…
How Long Does It Take for Skin to Repair after Sun Exposure?
by Katie Lee and H. Peter Soyer
Skin does repair itself, but how long does that take? If you hit the…
Emotional ‘Blunting’ and Antidepressants – What Is…
by Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian et al
We know that depressed patients commonly report “emotional blunting”…
Democracy & Activism
Environment & Climate
Addicted To Oil: US Gasoline Consumption Is Higher Than Ever

Addicted To Oil: US Gasoline Consumption Is Higher Than Ever

Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley
Even With Drastic Emissions Cuts, Large-scale Co₂ Removal…
by Sam Wenger and Deanna D'Alessandro, University of Sydney
Exposure During Pregnancy To Insecticides Reduce Motor…
by Laurel Thomas, University of Michigan

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