The Voice That Inspired The Civil Rights Movement
The Voice That Inspired The Civil Rights Movement
by Leah Kardos
It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer…
Anger as a Tool for Growth, not Destruction
Anger as a Tool for Growth, not Destruction
by Susie & Otto Collins
Everyone gets angry. Some people show it openly and others don't. In relationship, anger can be either healthy or…
Increasing the Light and Co-Creating Peace
Increasing the Light and Co-Creating Peace
by Terry Lynn Taylor
Spiritual creativity is a way of life, a way of wholeness. It is a path of integrity. Integrity entails not just a few…
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How To Pack A Stress-free School Lunch
by Molly Paulson
With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many…
What Snails Tell Us About The Effects Of Stress On Memory
What Snails Tell Us About The Effects Of Stress On Memory
by Sarah Dalesman
In numerous different animals, cognitive ability, including learning and memory, is often negatively affected by…
Is Beer Good For You?
Is Beer Good For You?
by Mayur Ranchordas
A recent Daily Mail article announced that: “Beer is officially good for you”. The article claimed that beer “reduces…
Video-On-Demand And The Myth Of Endless Choice
Video-On-Demand And The Myth Of Endless Choice
by Roderik Smits
If you like independent, art-house films or other specialised movies, you may have heard of the Romanian comedy-drama…
Is It Possible To Catch Up On Sleep?
Is It Possible To Catch Up On Sleep?
by Alexandra Hansen
It’s Friday and you’re clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up…
Decide to be happy!
Can You Just Simply Decide To Be Happy?
by Mary Jesse
What do you think of when you think of Florida, Hawaii or California? Sunshine. It doesn't mean they are without…
Why Do We Get Nose Bleeds?
Why Do We Get Nose Bleeds?
by David King
Nose bleeds, or epistaxes, are often a mystery to the 60% of us who have had at least one in our lifetime. Suddenly,…
Having A Baby Is Costly And Confusing In The USA
Having A Baby Is Costly And Confusing In The USA
by Simon F. Haeder
I cannot imagine how overwhelming the experience must be for someone with fewer resources and less of an understanding…
Female Doctors Boost Women’s Survival After Heart Attack
Female Doctors Boost Women’s Survival After Heart Attack
by Kurt Greenbaum
Women who have had a heart attack have a significantly higher survival rate when a female doctor treats them in the…
An Allegory: The Lessons of Life and Love and the Search for Happiness
An Allegory: The Lessons of Life and Love and the Search for Happiness
by Anonymous
A story about the "Shining One" who explains the reason behind human cruelties and struggle: "Below me the hills and…
Yes, Saudi Women Can Now Drive, But Are Their Voices Being Heard?
Yes, Saudi Women Can Now Drive, But Are Their Voices Being Heard?
by Nermin Allam
Earlier this summer, Saudi Arabia lifted the decades-long ban on women’s driving. The move is part of a series of…
Why Frequent Skin Cancer May Be A Huge Warning Sign
Why Frequent Skin Cancer May Be A Huge Warning Sign
by Krista Conger
People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at…
Here's A Mental Health Workout That's As Simple As ABC
Here's A Mental Health Workout That's As Simple As ABC
by Ziggi van Santini, Rob Donovan and Vibeke Jenny Koushede
While we take physical workouts very seriously, there is much less said about the “workouts” that help us remain…
Climate Models Predict The World Will Be Anomalously Warm Until 2022
Climate Models Predict The World Will Be Anomalously Warm
by Florian Sévellec
We developed a new prediction system we call PROCAST (PROabilistic foreCAST), and used it to predict the natural…
Our Dreams Have Many Purposes, Changing Across the Lifespan
Our Dreams Have Many Purposes, Changing Across the Lifespan
by Patrick McNamara
Although radically different in terms of their content and feel, the range of dream states are just as complex as…
How The Start Of High School Doesn't Have To Be Stressful
How The Start Of High School Doesn't Have To Be Stressful
by David Yeager and Hae Yeon Lee
Up to two-thirds of students experience ‘ninth grade shock,’ which can affect everything from grades to mental health.
Why You Shouldn't Worry About Feeling Sad
Why You Shouldn't Worry About Feeling Sad
by Dinsa Sachan
In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily…
Negative Love: Repeating Parental Behaviors
Negative Love: Repeating Parental Behaviors
by Marcelle Pick
One emotion holding many of us back is negative love: our tendency to repeat the behaviors we used to win our parents’…
You May Be Surprised To Learn That It’s Not Just Food That Is Making Us Fat
You May Be Surprised To Learn That It’s Not Just Food That Is Making Us Fat
by Bruce Blumberg and Raquel Chamorro-Garcia
Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the…
How Gambling Distorts Reality And Hooks Your Brain
How Gambling Distorts Reality And Hooks Your Brain
by Mike Robinson
To call gambling a “game of chance” evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement. These playful…
This Solar-Powered Still Can Make Fresh Water From Salty Water
This Solar-Powered Still Can Make Fresh Water From Salty Water
by Greta Guest
Local people collect water from a muddy waterhole in 2006 in San Marcos Tlacoyalco. The Tehuacan Valley South-East of…
Are They Watching You? Bees And Wasps Can Recognize Your Face
Are They Watching You? Bees And Wasps Can Recognize Your Face
by Adrian Dyer
Recognizing faces is essential for how we interact in complex societies, and is often thought to be an ability that…
What Happened When Walmart Tried To Make Sustainability Affordable
What Happened When Walmart Tried To Make Sustainability Affordable
by Andrew Spicer and David Graham Hyatt
For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of…
The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time
The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time
by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D.
Research shows that you are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke on Monday morning than any other time of…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at what is sometimes considered the darker side of things... pain - both emotional and physical,…
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Horoscope Current Week: August 13 to 19, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Where Do We Go Between Births?
Where Do We Go Between Births?
by Dena Merriam
Where do we go between births? One can look at this a different way and see birth as a death—a dying to the world of…
Baby Boomers Are Divorcing For Surprisingly Old-fashioned Reasons
Baby Boomers Are Divorcing For Surprisingly Old-fashioned Reasons
by Jocelyn Elise Crowley
A grey divorce is simply a divorce that occurs at or after the age of 50. Even though the divorce rate across all age…
Healing Dreams and Dreamwork For Grief And Loss
Healing Dreams and Dreamwork For Grief And Loss
by Clare R. Johnson, PhD
In a 2016 New York Times article, “A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying,” the work of neurobiologist Dr. Christopher…
Why Children Should Spend More Time Barefoot
Why Children Should Spend More Time Barefoot
by Peter Francis
Humans have gone unshod for millions of years; it is only in the last few centuries that people have started wearing…
Poverty's Impact On Well-being Is Hard To Ignore
Poverty's Impact On Well-being Is Hard To Ignore
by Lisa Scullion and Graeme Sherriff
Life expectancy in the UK varies dramatically depending on where you live. As a recent BBC Panorama investigation…
Why Dieting After Birth Can Make A New Mother's Self Esteem Worse
Why Dieting After Birth Can Make A New Mother's Self Esteem Worse
by Megan Lee and Susan Williams
Your body has just performed an amazing feat. Be kind to it.
How To Improve Farm Safety For Kids
How To Improve Farm Safety For Kids
by Catherine Trask and Valerie L. Elliot
Agriculture is rated among the most dangerous industries by the International Labour Organization, and not just for…
How to Grow the Love In Your Relationships
How to Grow the Love In Your Relationships
by Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D. & Jeannine Lemare Calaba, Psy.D.
A relationship is something to appreciate. A relationship allows you to share experiences. It lets you see yourself…
Can Words and Fear Cause Cancer?
Can Words Cause Cancer and Can Fear Accelerate Death?
by Lolette Kuby, Ph.D.
Is it possible that people who are diagnosed with cancer die of a sophisticated form of voodoo? Does the victim's…
Other People Are Having Way, Way Less Sex Than You Think They Are
Other People Are Having Way, Way Less Sex Than You Think They Are
by Bobby Duffy
Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed…
Why Drunk College Students Go For Salty, Greasy Food
Why Drunk College Students Go For Salty, Greasy Food
by David Hill
After a night of heavy drinking, college students often get a case of the “drunchies”—drunk munchies—where only fatty,…
Living Is A Messy Business: Emotional and Physical Pain
Living Is A Messy Business: Emotional and Physical Pain
by Deborah Sandella PhD RN
Science is rapidly proving that the mind, brain, and body are tightly linked. Though emotional and physical pain…
How Moral Outrage Online Can Backfire Big Time
How Moral Outrage Online Can Backfire Big Time
by Melissa De Witte
When outcry against offensive behavior on social media goes viral, people may see those challenging the behavior less…
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