How To Practice Simple Acts of Kindness

How To Practice Simple Acts of Kindness

Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Are Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Good For Your Heart?
Are Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Good For Your Heart?
by Nelson Chong, University of Westminster
Flogging fish oil supplements is a lucrative business. In the US alone, 19m people take the pills, spending around…
How Extreme Heat Could Cause Animals To Shrink
How Extreme Heat Could Cause Animals To Shrink
by Jim Erickson, University of Michigan
More than 50 million years ago, when Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals…
Why Is Water Sacred To Native Americans?
Why Is Water Sacred To Native Americans?
by Rosalyn R. LaPier, Harvard University
The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem.
Robert Reich's Visit To Washington
Robert Reich's Visit To Washington
by Robert Reich
I spent much of this past week in Washington – talking with friends still in government, former colleagues,…
How Healthy Soils Make For A Healthy Life
How Healthy Soils Make For A Healthy Life
by Ee Ling Ng and Deli Chen, University of Melbourne
The next time you bite into an apple, spare a thought for the soils that helped to produce it. Soils play a vital role,…
Hysterectomies Are Tied To Early Death If Ovaries Are Removed
Hysterectomies Are Tied To Early Death If Ovaries Are Removed
by Nicola Jones, University of Warwick
Scientists say removing ovaries during a hysterectomy could increase a woman’s risk for heart disease, cancer, and…
Tor Upgrades To Make Anonymous Publishing Safer
Tor Upgrades To Make Anonymous Publishing Safer
by Philipp Winter, Princeton University
In the coming months, the Seattle-based nonprofit The Tor Project will be making some changes to improve how the Tor…
How Problematic Is Sleepwalking And Can It Be Cured?

How Problematic Is Sleepwalking And Can It Be Cured?

Helen Stallman, University of South Australia
How To Determine Your Mission & Attain Success
Personal and Professional Success Is Always Within Reach
by Tom Gegax
Success. Many hunger for it, and some never realize when they've got it. Most of us want to be successful human beings,…
Chuck Berry Is What A Giant Looks Like
Chuck Berry Is What A Giant Looks Like
by Adam Behr, Newcastle University
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in…
Which Is Safer, Herbal Remedies Or Conventional Medicines?
Which Is Safer, Herbal Remedies Or Conventional Medicines?
by Anthony Booker, University of Westminster
It is a common belief that herbal medicines are safe and research suggests that they are used by at least a third of…
The Legitimacy Of The US Supreme Court Is At Stake
The Legitimacy Of The US Supreme Court Is At Stake
by Emma Long, University of East Anglia
The US Senate is in the process of examining Donald Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.
Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?
Want To Eat Fish That's Truly Good For You?
by Keri Szejda, Arizona State University
Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins…
Why It Is Common To Ignore Our Inborn Intelligence
Why It Is Common To Ignore Our Inborn Intelligence
by Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
Whatever kind of body we have, it is our vehicle for realizing inner light. Our bodies are the matter in which the…
How Small Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
How Small Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them…
Why A Hot Bath Has Benefits Similar To Exercise
Why A Hot Bath Has Benefits Similar To Exercise
by Steve Faulkner, Loughborough University
Many cultures swear by the benefits of a hot bath. But only recently has science began to understand how passive…
How To Be Human When It's Technology That's Driving The New Industrial Revolution
How To Be Human When It's Technology That's Driving The New Industrial Revolution
by Josh Siepel, University of Sussex
As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, on the agenda for the assembled super-rich, politicians and celebrities…
How Parental Television Viewing Affects Teens' Sexual Behavior
How Parental Television Viewing Affects Teens' Sexual Behavior
by Sammy Yaah Baya, Technical University of Kenya
In our study done in Kenya, we set out to look at whether adolescents get information about sex from television…
Wny We Need To Include Our Mental–Spiritual Needs For Good Health
Why We Need To Be In Touch With Our Mental–Spiritual Needs For Good Health
by Ewald Kliegel
“Being whole” is an experience or a state of being in which we are in touch with our deepest inner being. It is a…
How Neighborhood Walkability Can Boost Your Health
How Neighborhood Walkability Can Boost Your Health
by Alexis Blue, University of Arizona
Some neighborhood designs more conducive to exercise and general well-being than others, new research shows.
Why There's No Modern Guide To Surviving A Nuclear War
Why There's No Modern Guide To Surviving A Nuclear War
by John Preston, University of East London
The risk of thermonuclear war has rarely been greater. But despite the growing threat, the general public are less…
An Orgy of Unnecessary Cruelty
An Orgy of Unnecessary Cruelty
by Robert Reich
The theme that unites all of Trump’s initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty.
How Big Data Is Being Mobilized In The Fight Against Leukemia

How Big Data Is Being Mobilized In The Fight Against Leukemia

Lorna Jackson and Lisa Hopcroft, University of Glasgow
Chasing Down Food May Get Tougher For These Birds
Chasing Down Food May Get Tougher For These Birds
by Lotte Nymark Busch Jensen, University of Copenhagen
Tracking the movements of three species of migratory birds indicates that finding food may become a challenge for them…
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Why Humans Are Causing Up To 70% Of Planet Wide Sea Ice Loss
by Tim Radford
Research into natural causes of summer loss of Arctic sea ice reveals human responsibility for drastic changes to the…
How To Ask For Help Without Driving People Away
How To Ask For Help Without Driving People Away
by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.
Problematic ways of seeking support -- acting like a victim, rejecting help, getting angry at people “for not…
InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at important questions. Not "Who Am I" but more in the area of "Who Am I Being" and "What Am I…
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Horoscope Current Week: March 20 to 26, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!
Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I saw a cartoon the other day that posed the well-known question about whether the cup is half full or half empty. And…
Why There's No Need To Lock Older People Into Nursing Homes For Their Own Safety
Why There's No Need To Lock Older People Into Nursing Homes For Their Own Safety
by Marta Woolford and Joseph Ibrahim, Monash University
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”
Why We Need A New Kind Of Popular Politics

Why We Need A New Kind Of Popular Politics

Peter Beresford, Brunel University London
How Beauty And The Beast Was Originally A Feminist Fable Disguised As Marriage Guidance
How Beauty And The Beast Was Originally A Feminist Fable Disguised As Marriage Guidance
by Valerie Derbyshire, University of Sheffield
Though it is more commonly known these days for its part in the Disney Princess franchise, Beauty and the Beast is an…
Why Powerful People Fail To Stop Bad Behavior By Their Underlings
Why Powerful People Fail To Stop Bad Behavior By Their Underlings
by Jessica A. Kennedy, Vanderbilt University and Cameron Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
Imagine you were recently promoted at work. You now command a higher salary, lead more people and control more of the…
What Is Delirium And Why Is It Dangerous?
What Is Delirium And Why Is It Dangerous?
by Peter Lange, University of Melbourne
The woman suffered two strokes in succession. The first was minor and her condition improved quickly. The second came…
What's Missing In The Teaching About Islam
What's Missing In The Teaching About Islam
by Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University
There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is a…
Why A Healthy Diet Is Good For Climate Change
Why A Healthy Diet Is Good For Climate Change
by Tim Radford
US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant…
Loving Your Inner Child Is A Secret of True Happiness
Loving Your Inner Child Leads To True Happiness
by Barry Vissell
No one gets through childhood without some degree of wounding. If we stay blind to these wounds, they have a way of…
6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life
6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life
by Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Many people today are frustrated and disheartened by the divide that seems to have arisen in this country and across…
How Chemistry Can Make Your Ironing Easier

How Chemistry Can Make Your Ironing Easier

Mark Lorch, University of Hull
How The Power Of 'Our Song' Binds Friends And Lovers Across The Ages
How The Power Of 'Our Song' Binds Friends And Lovers Across The Ages
by Amee Baird and Bill Thompson, Macquarie University
Many couples have a special song – “our song” – that reminds them of a significant event or time in their relationship,…
How To Feed Your Pet With The Environment And Sustainability In Mind
How To Feed Your Pet With The Environment And Sustainability In Mind
by Cailin Heinze, Tufts University
Pet food is an industry worth nearly US$25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their…
Culture: The Big External Influence in Communication and Body Language
How Does Culture Influence Our Communication and Body Language
by Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch
All animals have a culture and a language associated with that culture. Whether the language contains words or some…
Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers
Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers
by Kenneth Rigby, University of South Australia
Teachers routinely inform students that if they are being bullied at school they should seek help from a trusted adult,…
Will Humans May Learn To Survive Climate Change
Will Humans Learn To Survive Climate Change?
by Alex Kirby
Researchers say improved education levels of future populations are a key factor in predicting climate change impacts…
Why Economics Is Fundamentally Flawed
Why Economics Is Fundamentally Flawed
by David Spencer, University of Leeds
The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, recently criticized his very own profession.
The Children Of The Wind: Intelligence Without Humility
The Children Of The Wind: Intelligence Without Humility
by Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke
This Greek tale is concerned with one of the great mysteries of the family: Where do our gifts and talents come from?…
6 Tips to Healing through Spontaneous Writing
6 Tips to Healing through Spontaneous Writing
by Liz Crocker, Polly Bennell, Holly Book
Spontaneous writing, a discipline of writing about traumatic events that is done quickly, without forethought or…
Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight
Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight
by Elliott Goldberg
Dedicated to the precise and dynamic performance of often challenging asanas, the hatha yoga developed by B. K. S.…
A Mountain, Hill Or Prairie A Sacred Place For Native Americans?
What Makes A Mountain, Hill Or Prairie A Sacred Place For Native Americans?
by Rosalyn R. LaPier, Harvard University
For several months Native American protesters and others had been opposing the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Yikes! The Old, Dirty, Creaky US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace
Yikes! The Old, Dirty, Creaky US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace
by Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin
The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire continent.
Stop Obsessing Over Talent Because Everyone Can Sing
Stop Obsessing Over Talent Because Everyone Can Sing
by Steven M. Demorest, Northwestern University
A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who…
How Friends And Families Can Help Those Who Are At Risk Of Psychosis
How Friends And Families Can Help Those Who Are At Risk Of Psychosis
by Preethi Premkumar, Nottingham Trent University
When you think of paranormal experiences it often conjures images of ghosts, aliens or witchcraft.
What's Behind Those Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?
What's Behind Those Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?
by Daniel J. Kruger, University of Michigan
Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your…
What Is Protectionism And How Could It Benefit The US Economy?
What Is Protectionism And How Could It Benefit The US Economy?
by Alexander Tziamalis, Sheffield Hallam University
The largest economy on the planet is quickly moving to a protectionist stance in its international trade.
How Too Much Information Can Stop People From Being Sustainable Consumers
How Too Much Information Can Stop People From Being Sustainable Consumers
by Peter Nuttall and Avi Shankar, University of Bath
Most People Would Agree That Living More Sustainable Is Something To Strive For.
How Lucky Can You Get?
How Lucky Can You Get? Finding Your Four-Leaf Clovers
by Alan Cohen
You can tell what you are looking for by what you are finding. If you are finding love, joy, connection, creativity,…
Why Conservation Efforts Must Include Small Animals
Why Conservation Efforts Must Include Small Animals
by Michael Samways, Stellenbosch University
Humans like to think that they rule the planet and are hard wired to do so. But our stewardship has been anything but…
Phosphorus Is Vital For Life On Earth And We're Running Low
Phosphorus Is Vital For Life On Earth And We're Running Low
by Vera Thoss, Bangor University
Phosphorus is an essential element which is contained in many cellular compounds, such as DNA and the energy carrier…
Why Veterans Need Help Getting Back To Normal After Combat
Why Veterans Need Help Getting Back To Normal After Combat
by Gillian Kiley, Brown University
Public understanding of the needs of military veterans has focused largely post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic…
Do You Really Need To Eat Ten Portions Of Fruit And Veg A Day?
Do You Really Need To Eat Ten Portions Of Fruit And Veg A Day?
by Geoff Webb, University of East London
Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The Colorado River Flow Could Drop 50% By 2100
The Colorado River Flow Could Drop 50% By 2100
by Mari Jensen, University of Arizona
Warming in the 21st century has reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet—about the amount of…
America's Broadband Market Needs More Competition
America's Broadband Market Needs More Competition
by Hernán Galperin, University of Southern California, et al
The United States is home to some of the most creative people and businesses on the planet. Our filmmakers, artists,…
Antibiotics Do Little To Ease Kids’ Eczema Flare-ups
Antibiotics Do Little To Ease Kids’ Eczema Flare-ups
by Julia Short, Cardiff University
Estimates suggest that patients receive topical antibiotics for 40 percent of eczema flares, but a new study suggests…
Are Health Guidelines For My Treatment Right For Me?
Are Health Guidelines For My Treatment Right For Me?
by Melissa J. Armstrong, University of Florida
Health care guidelines are produced in ever-increasing numbers.
How Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Become Exploited Workers In The US
How Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Become Exploited Workers In The US
by Stephanie L. Canizales, University of Southern California
The Trump administration has released a series of executive orders targeting immigration at the U.S. southern border.
The Saboteur Archetype Holds The Disowned Aspects of Your Heart
The Saboteur Archetype Holds The Disowned Aspects of Your Heart
by Inna Segal
The shadow shows us the parts that are buried deep within, occupy our subconscious mind, and often emerge unexpectedly,…
Looks good, tastes good, but can it feed the world?
Organic Farming Matters - Just Not In The Way You Think
by Verena Seufert, and Navin Ramankutty, University of British Columbia
Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges?
Why Prison Building Will Continue Booming In Rural America
Why Prison Building Is Booming In Rural America
by John M. Eason, Texas A&M University
The election of Donald Trump signals an end to the recent optimism about reducing the mass imprisonment of two million…
Early Diagnoses Of Pancreatic Cancer Would Make It Less Deadly
Early Diagnoses Of Pancreatic Cancer Would Make It Less Deadly
by William Hill, Cardiff University
The current prognosis for pancreatic cancer is so poor that a UK cancer charity has warned more than 11,000 people are…

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