The Hidden Costs Of Online Shopping Explained
The Hidden Costs Of Online Shopping Explained
by Lisa Jack, et al
Internet shopping has grown massively, especially now that free delivery and returns, with multiple ways of making…
Is There Any Point In Recycling?
Is There Any Point In Recycling?
by Katy Wheeler
To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to…
How US Policy Is Shifting Toward Nutrition For Better Health
How US Policy Is Shifting Toward Nutrition For Better Health
by Dariush Mozaffarian, et al
In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government…
Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A Reason
Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A Reason
by Martin L. Rossman, M.D.
Careful histories of people who come down with serious illnesses almost always reveal earlier warning signs that were…
Life Under A Lunar Eclipse: Nothing Is Quite As It Seems..
Life Under A Lunar Eclipse: Nothing Is Quite As It Seems
by Sarah Varcas
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is full and its light is blocked by the earth’s shadow. Traditionally a time of…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
One thing we can be sure of is that life always presents us with twists and turns, choices to make, new directions to…
Horoscope Current Week: January 21 to 27, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: January 21 to 27, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
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The Emotional Lives of Animals
Stories Of The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Marc Bekoff
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
Caring For The Wildlife In Your Garden On Hot Days
Caring For The Wildlife In Your Garden On Hot Days
by Susan Lawler
Last night I was watering the garden with a hose. It is easy to see how stressed the plants are on a 38 degree day, but…
Let's Reap The Economic Benefits Of Local Food Over Big Farming
Let's Reap The Economic Benefits Of Local Food Over Big Farming
by Nick Rose
For more than 20 years, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made tens of millions of dollars available in…
How To Discover Your Unhealthy Beliefs
How To Discover Your Unhealthy Beliefs
by Sandy C. Newbigging
Virtually every aspect of your daily life is impacted by unhealthy beliefs. Unhealthy beliefs have the power to impact…
You Actually Use Less Information To Make Decisions Than You Might Think
You Actually Use Less Information To Make Decisions Than You Might Think
by U. Chicago
People consume far less information than expected before making judgments and decisions, a new study finds.
These 4 Factors Predict The Risk Of Postpartum Depression
These 4 Factors Predict The Risk Of Postpartum Depression
by Kristin Samuelson
Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms…
A Life Path Metaphor: Two Horses, A Carriage, A Driver, and A Passenger
A Life Path Metaphor: Two Horses, A Carriage, A Driver, and A Passenger
by Michel Odoul
The Life Path is a kind of connecting thread that each human being follows during the course of his or her life. We can…
Creating Satisfying New Beginnings
Creating Satisfying New Beginnings
by Jane Wyker
One day during meditation, a year after Werner moved out, I received guidance to get a temporary job in a plant…
Changing Bad Habits to Good Ones
A Few Basic Principles to Change Bad Habits to Good Ones
by Guy Joseph Ale
When we learn a new skill and continue to practice it, our brain cells establish connections that solidify that new…
The Road Forward: Developing The Habit of a Can Do Attitude
The Road Forward: Developing The Habit of a Can Do Attitude
by Julie K. Staples and Daniel Mintie
We humans are circadian creatures. Like the moon overhead and the ocean tides it governs, we live day-to-day on regular…
Philosophy Can Make The Previously Unthinkable Thinkable
Philosophy Can Make The Previously Unthinkable Thinkable
by Rebecca Brown
In the mid-1990s, Joseph Overton, a researcher at the US think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, proposed the…
Does Osteopathy Work?
Does Osteopathy Work?
by Amie Steel
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.
What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?
What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?
by H. Peter Soyer and Katie Lee
Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun.…
Here's How To Protect Yourself From The Inevitable Data Breaches
Here's How To Protect Yourself From The Inevitable Data Breaches
by W. David Salisbury and Rusty Baldwin
It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social…
When Good Stuff Happens To Bad People, We Care But Don’t Act
When Good Stuff Happens To Bad People, We Care But Don’t Act
by Carnegie Mellon
If you’re angry about good things happening to bad people, you aren’t alone—but you probably won’t do much about it,…
Feeling Good About Ourselves No Matter What
Feeling Good About Ourselves No Matter What
by Susan Ann Darley
When we neglect ourselves in the mad rush to make a living, take care of business and raise our families, we die a…
How To Boost Kids' Skills And Memories With A Weekly Game Night
How To Boost Kids' Skills And Memories With A Weekly Game Night
by Hetty Roessingh and Michelle Bence
The winter months are an ideal time to turn your attention inward and think of how you can establish something new for…
Is Winter Miserable For Wildlife?
Is Winter Miserable For Wildlife?
by Bridget B. Baker
While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and…
Why We Shouldn't All Be Vegan
Why We Shouldn't All Be Vegan
by Martin Cohen and Frédéric Leroy
After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, 2019 is…
What A 16th-century Mystic Can Teach Us About Making Good Decisions
What A 16th-Century Mystic Can Teach Us About Making Good Decisions
by Annmarie Cano
Decision-making is a complex process. As individuals, working through our daily lives, we often take a number of…
How Carbon Taxes Can Work
How Carbon Taxes Can Work
by Gilbert E. Metcalf
A carbon tax makes fossil fuels like oil and coal more expensive. That, in turn, leads consumers and industries to use…
Snap Out Of It! Put Your Genie in a Bigger Bottle
Are You In A Rut? Put Your Genie in a Bigger Bottle
by Ilene Segalove
Humans are creatures of habit, and sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Sometimes we're overwhelmed. We face a simple daily…
5 Most Addictive Substances And What They Do To Your Brain
5 Most Addictive Substances And What They Do To Your Brain
by Eric Bowman
What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask.
Why There Are Dark Days Ahead For Coffee
Why There Are Dark Days Ahead For Coffee
by Adam Moolna
Is your morning coffee an espresso or a skinny latte? Is it from a darkly roasted French or Italian blend?
Why We’re Not As Stupid As We Have Been Led To Believe
Why We’re Not As Stupid As We Have Been Led To Believe
by George Farmer and Paul Warren
Suppose you toss a coin and get four heads in a row – what do you think will come up on the fifth toss? Many of us have…
Bad Sleep In Older Adults May Signal Alzheimer’s Disease
Bad Sleep In Older Adults May Signal Alzheimer’s Disease
by Tamara Bhandari
Older people who spend less time in slow-wave sleep—the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and wake up feeling…
Why Gluten-Free Food Might Increase Your Risk Of Diabetes
Why Gluten-Free Food Might Increase Your Risk Of Diabetes
by James Brown
It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent…
Four Steps to Radical Forgiveness
Four Steps to Radical Forgiveness
by Colin C. Tipping
This process takes only a few moments but it is one that literally could save you from getting totally caught up in the…
How To Tell If A Leader Is Manufacturing A Crises
How To Tell If A Leader Is Manufacturing A Crises
by Bert Spector
“This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” That’s how President Donald Trump…
Why Did Easter Islanders Build Statues Where They Did?
Why Did Easter Islanders Build Statues Where They Did?
by University of Arizona
The ancient people of Rapa Nui, Chile, better known as Easter Island, built their famous ahu monuments near coastal…
As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer
As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer
by Jane McArthur
It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the…
The Surprising Downsides Of Working From Home
The Surprising Downsides Of Working From Home
by Libby Sander
What if you never had to return to work? Never had to return to work at the office, that is.
How Our Unconscious Visual Biases Change The Way We Perceive Objects
How Our Unconscious Visual Biases Change The Way We Perceive Objects
by Beverley Pickard-Jones
As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But while we can appreciate that others might hold…
How To Be Yourself: Finding Your Original Face
How To Be Yourself: Finding Your Original Face
by Osho
Just be what you are and don't care a bit about the world. Then you will feel a tremendous relaxation and a deep peace…
ow Memories Of Eating Influence Your Next Meal
How Memories Of Eating Influence Your Next Meal
by Marise Parent
Of course you know that eating is vital to your survival, but have you ever thought about how your brain controls how…
How To Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can't Track Your Movements
How To Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can't Track Your Movements
by Jen King
Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal…
People need The Compassionate Ear Of A Caring Listener experiencing Suicidal Thoughts
People Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts Need The Compassionate Ear Of A Caring Listener
by Mark Widdowson
The World Health Organisation estimates that 800,000 people die by suicide each year. That is one person dying by…
Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go Flexitarian
Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go Flexitarian
by Clare Collins
A flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first…
Recalling Happy Memories Can Reduce Depression Risk In Vulnerable Teenagers
Recalling Happy Memories Can Reduce Depression Risk In Vulnerable Teenagers
by Anne-Laura Van Harmelen
Recalling positive memories may help lower the risk of depression in young people who have had a difficult childhood,…
Affirmation Prayers and Blessings: Adapt and Create Your Own
Affirmation Prayers and Blessings: Adapt and Create Your Own
by Sirona Knight
The power of affirmation, prayer, and blessing has been used for thousands of years in both spiritual and folk rites,…
How Market Economics Is Destroying The Safeguards Of The Professions
How Market Economics Is Destroying The Safeguards Of The Professions
by Lisa Herzog
The doctor was desperate. ‘I need to talk to my patients,’ she said, ‘and give them time to ask questions.
Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu Season
Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu Season
by Patti Verbanas
This year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…
Want To Be Happier? Try Getting To Know Yourself
Want To Be Happier? Try Getting To Know Yourself
by Niia Nikolova
The unexamined life is not worth living, wrote the Greek philosopher Socrates. He was reflecting on the expression…
A Warming Climate's Effect On Sperm Could Hold Key To Species Extinction
A Warming Climate's Effect On Sperm Could Hold Key To Species Extinction
by Kris Sales
Since the 1980s, increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves have contributed to more deaths than any other extreme…
Drinking Coffee And Tea During Pregnancy May Be Bad For Your Baby's Health
Drinking Coffee And Tea During Pregnancy May Be Bad For Your Baby's Health
by Ling-Wei Chen
Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world. And at average consumption levels, it is…
High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity Risk
High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity Risk
by Marla Paul
A pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her…
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Creative Visualization: Taking Responsibility For Ourselves In Life
by Betsy Gallagher
We must take responsibility for ourselves in life. It is unfair to throw blame for what happens to us onto our parents,…
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