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Horoscope Current Week: February 19 to 25, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Who Are The New Renewable Superpowers
Who Are The New Renewable Superpowers
by Andrew Barron, Swansea University
Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from…
Finding Balance: Life Is About Balance
Finding Balance: Life Is About Balance
by Denise Jaden
In all areas, I believe balance is key to living a peaceful and successful life. As the saying goes, “All work and no…
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
by Charles Eisenstein
A Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to…
How To Stimulate a Child's Brain Development

How To Stimulate a Child's Brain Development

Nina Sokolovic, Jennifer Jenkins and Michal Perlman, University of Toronto
Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert
Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert
by Nancy Windheart
I am astonished and delighted at how the universe works. I am learning more and more about how to live in what I call…
How To Eradicate The Flu Virus From Your Home
How To Eradicate The Flu Virus From Your Home
by Jason Tetro, University of Guelph
Once a respiratory virus like influenza has entered your home or workplace, it is wise to treat the space like a…
How Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge
How Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge
by George Nicholas, Simon Fraser University
A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons
Choose Hope: Step Away from Apathy & Indifference
Choose Hope: Step Away from Apathy and Indifference
by David Krieger and Daisaku Ikeda
We all have a choice. We can submit to apathy and indifference or we can choose hope. This dialogue is about choosing…
Letting Go Of Our Fear When In The Midst Of Change
Letting Go Of Our Fear When In The Midst Of Change
by Jodi Hershey
A friend of mine who is very aware of these changes and has been stuck for some time asked me how we move forward. “If…
How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health
How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health
by Lee Daniel J. Flannery, Case Western Reserve University
When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on Feb. 14, 2018 in…
Depression: When It Strikes Nearby
Depression: What To Do When It Strikes Nearby
by Douglas Bloch
Clinical depression is an affliction of the mind, body, and spirit that affects over 17 million Americans. If you are…
How Hearing Loss And Depression Are Connected
How Hearing Loss And Depression Are Connected
by Karl Bates, Duke University
Hearing loss can create chronic stress that can lead to depression, but high levels of social support—from family,…
How To Defeat Social Anxiety And Embarrassment
How To Defeat Social Anxiety And Embarrassment
by Melissa Dahl, Big Think
Why is it awkward to listen to a recording of your own voice? What makes us cringe?
Why This Dog Show Is More Than A Canine Beauty Pageant
Why This Dog Show Is More Than A Canine Beauty Pageant
by Jacqueline Boyd, Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University
Every year, the NEC in Birmingham, England, becomes a magnet for dog lovers, as more than 22,000 canines assemble for…
A snailfish swims 7,400 metres below the surface.
Ten Things You Never Knew About The Ocean’s Deepest Places
by Alan Jamieson, Senior Lecturer, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
The ocean is deep. In fact, most of it is deep. Officially anything deeper than just 200 meters is considered the “deep…
Why Are So Many People Still Living In Flood-prone Cities?
Why Are So Many People Still Living In Flood-prone Cities?
by Guy Michaels, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Over the last 30 years, floods have killed more than 500,000 people globally, and displaced about 650m more. In a paper…
To Beat The 'Throwaway' Waste Crisis, We Must Design Loveable Objects – That Last

To Beat The 'Throwaway' Waste Crisis, We Must Design Loveable Objects – That Last

Jonathan Chapman, Professor of Sustainable Design, Director of Design Research Initiatives, University of Brighton
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
by Colette Baron-Reid
How many times have you found yourself in a repetitive cycle you just can’t seem to break? Are you back to that same…
How Much Time Have I Got, Doc? The Problems With Predicting Survival At End Of Life
How Much Time Have I Got, Doc? The Problems With Predicting Survival At End Of Life
by Sarah Winch, Health Care Ethicist and Sociologist, The University of Queensland
Predicting how long a patient will survive is critically important for them and their families to guide future…
Will Self-driving Cars Reduce Energy Use And Make Travel Better For The Environment?
Will Self-driving Cars Reduce Energy Use And Make Travel Better For The Environment?
by Zia Wadud, Associate professor, University of Leeds
I started learning driving only three years ago, and failed my first test. Naturally, I was disappointed: but then it…
Mysterious Chimpanzee Behavior May Be Evidence Of 'Sacred' Rituals
Mysterious Chimpanzee Behavior May Be Evidence Of 'Sacred' Rituals
by Laura Kehoe, PhD researcher in wildlife conservation and land use, Humboldt University of Berlin
I trampled clumsily through the dense undergrowth, attempting in vain to go a full five minutes without getting snarled…
How The Bargaining Power Of Workers Could Boost Productivity

How The Bargaining Power Of Workers Could Boost Productivity

David Spencer, Professor of Economics and Political Economy, University of Leeds
How To Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy
How You Too Can Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy
by Rosalyn Harwood
As I sit at the computer, reading my email, I am also blow drying my hair, typing with one hand. My back starts to ache…
The Growing Demand For Pet-friendly Workplaces
The Growing Demand For Pet-friendly Workplaces
by Deborah McPhee, Brock University
Millennial women in their 20s and 30s have decided to stay single a lot longer than women did in the past. And instead…
Some New Rules to Digitally Disentangle After A Break Up
Some New Rules to Digitally Disentangle After A Break Up
by Wendy Moncur and Daniel Herron, University of Dundee
Digital technologies can be great when looking for love, and displaying togetherness to the world. But for those with a…
Do We Want To Live In A World Where Our Best Friends Are A.I. Chatbots?
Do We Want To Live In A World Where Our Best Friends Are A.I. Chatbots?
by Trudy Barber, University of Portsmouth
Before the internet, before smart phones, teenagers and young people would seek out quizzes in comics, read problem…
The 'Mandela Effect' And How Your Mind Is Playing Tricks On You

The 'Mandela Effect' And How Your Mind Is Playing Tricks On You

Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater, Manchester Metropolitan University
Opening the Door of Communication to the Voice of Our Spiritual Power
Opening the Door of Communication to the Voice of Our Spiritual Power
by Scott Anstadt
Although the Voice for God is always present and available, God will not speak to us until we have invited Him/Her to…
It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth
It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth
by Melissa DeJonckheere and Tammy Chang, University of Michigan
The current political climate has been difficult for Americans of all political stripes. People have been so stressed…
Sustainable Shopping: How To Stay Green When Buying White Goods
Sustainable Shopping: How To Stay Green When Buying White Goods
by Trivess Moore and Simon Lockrey, RMIT University
Most of us have a range of white goods (refrigerators, washing machines, etc.) in our homes. These white goods provide…
Why Having A Tattoo Of Your Lover's Name Has Been A Bad Idea
Why Having A Tattoo Of Your Lover's Name Has Been A Bad Idea
by Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth
Every Valentine’s Day we are reminded about the importance of showing our commitment to our lovers – whether we are…
There Are At Least 14 Different Kinds Of Love
There Are At Least 14 Different Kinds Of Love
by Tim Lomas, University of East London
No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be…
Are You Soul Conscious...or in Trance?
Are You Soul Conscious...or in Trance?
by Ed Rubenstein
Any moment in which we are unaware and out of balance and harmony, then we are in trance. When we are feeling superior…
15 Questions To Determine If Your Relationship Is Hall Of Fame Or A Strikeout
15 Questions To Determine If Your Relationship Is Hall Of Fame Or A Strikeout
by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University
Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner. Relationships matter – a lot. They have…
A Feminist’s Guide to Romantic Comedies and How to Watch Them
A Feminist’s Guide to Romantic Comedies and How to Watch Them
by Ayu Sutriasa, YES! Magazine
The internet is filled with lists of which rom-coms will “get you through” Valentine’s Day—the assumption seems to be…
Who's Your Ideal Mate? Your First Love May Have Something To Do With It
Who's Your Ideal Mate? Your First Love May Have Something To Do With It
by Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino, Concordia University
Your first sexual partner may have more to tell you about your spouse or current lover than you may think. Although…
I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?
I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?
by Alessandro R Demaio, University of Copenhagen
We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of…
Are You My Valentine? Loving the one you're with
You Are My Valentine: Loving the One You're With
by David W. McMillan, Ph.D.
There can be plenty of tension associated with Valentine's Day. One cold, dreary February 14th, I am at the grocery…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we reflect on fear and how to be stronger than our fears. It seems that our "new and improved modern world"…
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