The Wrong Location Can Offset The Health Benefits Of Walking
The Wrong Location Can Offset The Health Benefits Of Walking
by Tim Lucas-Duke University
Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of exercise in adults over 60,…
Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism
Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism
by Justin Safayen and Andrea Gonsalves, York University, Canada
In the digital era, politicians and government agencies frequently find themselves the target of criticism on social…
Connection and Cooperation: The Hundredth Monkey Resonance Field
Connection and Cooperation: The Hundredth Monkey Resonance Field
by Patricia Broersma
Margaret Mead is famous for noting, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the…
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
The theme this week is "know thyself". This wise advice goes back centuries and probably millennia. Since the key to…
Seeing Through and Decoding Your Life Story
Seeing Through and Decoding Your Life Story
by Nauman Naeem MD
Your life story is the accumulation of experi­ences you have had in the physical realm, but it is not who you are in…
Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?
Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?
by Texas A&M University
Research in animal models with different genetics shows that one diet really doesn’t fit all, and what works for some…
Attempting To Un­derstand Love and the Mechanisms Leading To Happiness
Attempting To Un­derstand Love and the Mechanisms Leading To Happiness
by Armin A. Zadeh
We all have hopes, dreams, and desires that inspire our lives. We all strive to attain happiness in life. If we agree…
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Monsters In My Closet – How A Geographer Began Mining Myths
by Patrick D. Nunn, University of the Sunshine Coast
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? That the story is a cunningly cobbled-together fiction intended to…
Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World

Why Remote Antarctica Is So Important In A Warming World

Chris Fogwill, Keele University; et al
What Does It Mean to Be Authentic?
What Does It Mean to Be Authentic?
by Ira Israel
Colloquially, “being authentic” usually describes someone sincerely speaking his deep inner thoughts, a supposedly…
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How To Avoid Sexual Harassment At The Office Christmas Party
by Philip Hancock and Melissa Tyler, University of Essex
With the Christmas party season upon us, many will be dreading much more than simply the prospect of small talk over…
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What If Consciousness Is Not What Drives The Human Mind?
by David A Oakley, UCL and Peter Halligan, Cardiff University
Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which…
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
How Home Laundry Fills The Sea With Plastic Pollution
by Natalie Welden, The Open University
After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of microplastic pollution has…
A Guide For Young People To Spot Fake News
A Guide For Young (and Not-So-Young) People To Spot Fake News
by Beth Hewitt, University of Salford
Every time you go online, people are competing for your attention. Friends, strangers, businesses, political…
Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?
Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?
by Amit Sharma, Pennsylvania State University
If you were to guess how much you spend on eating out per month, chances are you’ll miss the mark by a quite a bit.
9 Signs Your Child May Be Addicted To Screens
9 Signs Your Child May Be Addicted To Screens
by Laura Bailey-University Of Michigan
How young children use screen devices, rather than how much time they spend using the devices, may be the strongest…
Why Trump's Evangelical Supporters Welcome His Move On Jerusalem
Why Trump's Evangelical Supporters Welcome His Move On Jerusalem
by Julie Ingersoll, University of North Florida
President Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA
Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA
by Elisa Lottor
We are all born with the genes we inherit from our parents, but how and whether our body expresses these genes is…
Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?
Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?
by Christine Lin; Christina Abdel Shaheed, and Stephanie Mathieson, University of Sydney
Low back pain is a common problem affecting more than 80% of us at some point in our lives. Recommended treatments…
The Horror And Pleasure Of Misused Words
The Horror And Pleasure Of Misused Words
by Roslyn Petelin, The University of Queensland
American film director Judd Apatow once confessed to Stephen Colbert that he’d been mispronouncing his wife's name for…
What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?
What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?
by Caroline Robinson, Charles Sturt University
Varicose veins is a term commonly used to describe visible leg veins. But true varicose veins are dilated and very…
History Teaches Us About Living More Simple, Less Consumerist Lifestyles
What History Teaches Us About Living More Simple, Less Consumerist Lifestyles
by Roman Krznaric Ph.D.
When Pope Francis assumed office, he turned his back on a luxury Vatican palace and opted instead to live in a small…
Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex Subject
Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex Subject
by François Mariotti, Agro ParisTech – Université Paris-Saclay
Are vegetarian diets the key to healthy aging, or could they be a risk to those who adopt them? These questions are a…
Are We Born Optimistic? Or Is It a Coping Skill We Learn as Adults?
Are We Born Optimistic? Or Is It a Coping Skill We Learn as Adults?
by Lori Markson
There's one brain bias that affects 80% of adults and it has a familiar name you may not expect: optimism. It can be…
Money Can Buy Happiness If You Know How to Spend It
Money Can Buy Happiness If You Know How to Spend It
by Michael Norton
Do you really need a lot of stuff to be happy? Science says that the opposite is true. But that doesn’t help us…
How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing Capabilities
How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing Capabilities
by Geoffrey Hoppe, Linda Hoppe, and Adamus Saint-Germain
Why does the body seem to betray you? It's a belief. You're fight­ing it mentally, but you haven't let yourself…
Your Face Makes the First Impression—What Does It Say?
Your Face Makes the First Impression—What Does It Say?
by Alexander Todorov
So in the early days, including from the time of Aristotle and later in the 16th and 17th century most of physiognomy…
Why Some People Can't See Pictures In Their Imagination
Why Some People Can't See Pictures In Their Imagination
by Rebecca Keogh and Joel Pearson, UNSW
Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the top,…
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
Will Puerto Ricans Return Home After Hurricane María?
by Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Pennsylvania State University
Even before this year’s devastating hurricane season, the team of demographers I work with at Penn State and the Puerto…
Voodoo Economics Makes A Comeback In Republican Tax Plan
Voodoo Economics Makes A Comeback In Republican Tax Plan
by Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston
Republicans in Congress recently released more details of their tax plan, which they say would boost economic growth…
Deliberate Daydreaming to Free Yourself Up from the Internal Debate
Daydream Deliberately to Free Yourself from the Internal Debate
by Sam Bennett
I have a tiny suspicion that someday, far in the future, people will look back at our ideas about the right brain-left…
How Some Interfaith Families Solve The December Dilemma
How Some Interfaith Families Solve The December Dilemma
by Jarret Bencks-Brandeis University
American families blend a mix of religious identities and traditions today more than ever. These interfaith dynamics…
What Happens In The Brain When It Makes A Decision?
What Happens In The Brain When It Makes A Decision?
by Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Decisions span a vast range of complexity. There are really simple ones: Do I want an apple or a piece of cake with my…
Look Before You Leap! Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius
Look Before You Leap! Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius
by Sarah Varcas
Mercury stations retrograde in the final degree of Sagittarius, reminding us that sometimes it really is worth looking…
Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?
Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?
by James Dickinson, University of Calgary
As Movember has come to a close, and men flaunt or shave the facial hair they have grown, there is something people…
The Economic Effects Of Restricting Immigration
The Economic Effects Of Restricting Immigration
by Philipp Ager, University of Southern Denmark and Casper Worm Hansen, University of Copenhagen
The issue of immigration – and whether or not to restrict it – is hotly debated. Promising stricter immigration laws…
Grace and Purity of Heart: Becoming Whole-Hearted
Why It's Time to Drop the Hypocrisy & Walk Our Talk
by Rashmi Khilnani
Keep moving on the spiritual path from the lower truth to higher truth, until you come to that place deep within you,…
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