I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Tim Olds, University of South Australia
Why We Need To Figure Out A Theory Of Consciousness
Why We Need To Figure Out A Theory Of Consciousness
by Adam Barrett, University of Sussex
Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of…
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4 Ways 'Internet Of Things' Toys Endanger Children
by Marie-Helen Maras, City University of New York
As Amazon releases an Echo Dot smart-home device aimed at children, it’s entering a busy and growing marketplace. More…
How The Genetic Basis Of Risk Taking Is Linked To Obesity And Mental Illness
How The Genetic Basis Of Risk Taking Is Linked To Obesity And Mental Illness
by Emma Clifton, Felix Day, and Ken Ong, University of Cambridge
Those who take extreme risks often describe being drawn in by a feeling of compulsion. William Trubridge, a free-diving…
How To Use Color, Nature, and Sound for a Harmonious Home
How To Use Color, Nature, and Sound for a Harmonious Home
by Terah Kathryn Collins
Color can be a tremendous Ch'i enhancement when you love it, or cause a real depletion in energy if you don't. If a…
How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function

How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function

Scott Lear, Simon Fraser University
What Is Doxxing, And Why Is It So Scary?
What Is Doxxing, And Why Is It So Scary?
by Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida
“Doxxing” is an old internet term that comes from the idea of collecting the documents, or “docs,” on a person. The…
Another Problem With China's Coal Is Mercury In Rice
Another Problem With China's Coal Is Mercury In Rice
by Noelle Eckley Selin, MIT and Sae Yun Kwon, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Mercury pollution is a problem usually associated with fish consumption. But some people in China, the world’s largest…
How Sexism Makes Women Sick
How Sexism Makes Women Sick
by Catherine Harnoi and Joao Luiz Bastos, Wake Forest University
Recent social movements such as the Women’s March, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc (#OutYourPig), and #SayHerName…
Control versus Trust: Learning to Live in the Neutral Zone
Control versus Trust: Learning to Live in the Neutral Zone
by Richard Dupuis
With all the technology and modern conveniences we enjoy, living should be easier and more prosperous for everyone.…
How The Hard Work Of Wild Animals Benefits Us

How The Hard Work Of Wild Animals Benefits Us

Kendra Coulter, Brock University
Is It Rational To Trust Your Gut Feelings? A Neuroscientist Explains
Is It Rational To Trust Your Gut Feelings? A Neuroscientist Explains
by Valerie van Mulukom
Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut…
Spiders
Should You Kill The Spiders In Your Home?
by Matt Bertone, North Carolina State University
I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.
How Living In Violent Communities Can Affect Children's Antisocial Behavior
How Living In Violent Communities Can Affect Children's Antisocial Behavior
by Graeme Fairchild and Christina Stadler
Although riots are an extreme form of public disorder, exposure to community violence is a common experience for many…
Gratitude, article written by Marie T. Russell
Gratitude: Let Me Count the Ways
by Marie T. Russell
There are so many things to be grateful for! Birds singing, sunshine, trees and the shade they provide, the love of our…
The Many Benefits Of Meditation In The Classroom

The Many Benefits Of Meditation In The Classroom

Thomas Culham and Neha Shivhare, Simon Fraser University
How Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet
How Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet
by Eunice Zhang, University of Michigan
Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain…
Smart Windows Could Combine Solar Panels And TVs Too
Smart Windows Could Combine Solar Panels And TVs Too
by Kerry Rippy, Colorado State University
Imagine standing in front of a wall of windows, surveying the view. “Here is the video I wanted to show you.” At the…
Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More Than Lies
Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More Than Lies
by Michael Blake, University of Washington
Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have made many statements best…
Creativity Has Many Forms and Resides In Every Person
Creativity Has Many Forms and Resides In Every Person
by Louise Hay
If you say, 'I am not creative,' then that's an affirmation that will be true for you for as long as you continue to…
How Understanding Pain Could Curb Opioid Addiction

How Understanding Pain Could Curb Opioid Addiction

Susan Sered, Suffolk University
4 Financial Questions About Any College You Wish To Attend
4 Financial Questions About Any College You Wish To Attend
by Jake Murray, Boston University
High student debt levels and low salaries can make it difficult for graduates to get ahead. Even though for-profit…
What's In Mothers Milk And Why It's Important To A Baby's Health
What's In Mothers Milk And Why It's Important To A Baby's Health
by Steven Townsend, Vanderbilt University
You’ve probably heard that breast milk provides all the energy requirements, vitamins and nutrients that an infant…
How Writers Exploit Our Brains With Plot Twists
How Writers Exploit Our Brains With Plot Twists
by Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve University
As a cognitive scientist who studies the relationship between cognition and narratives, I know that movies – like all…
No One Is An Island: We Are Companions, Not Competitors
No One Is An Island: We Are Companions, Not Competitors
by Margaret Wolff
Margaret Wheatley talks about how, in the midst of chaos, our greatest challenge is to believe in our own goodness; how…
Can Self-Control Be Learned, and Why Does It Matter?

Can Self-Control Be Learned, and Why Does It Matter?

Sabine Doebel, University of Colorado
How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership
How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership
by Jill S. Greenlee, Brandeis University
Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Maryland’s Krish…
How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language
How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language
by Sylvia Jaworska, University of Reading
Almost every climate scientist agrees human-caused climate change is a major global threat. Yet, despite efforts over…
Four Myths About Achieving Life Balance
Four Myths About Achieving Life Balance
by Ric Giardina
Some of the first things that often need to be overcome when seeking to engage a higher degree of balance in one's life…
How Schizophrenia Affects The Body, Not Just The Brain
How Schizophrenia Affects The Body, Not Just The Brain
by Toby Pillinger, King's College London
Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our…
You Do Make A Difference: Trust, Have Faith, and Take Action
You Do Make A Difference: Trust, Have Faith, and Take Action
by Marie T. Russell
Trust and faith. These two items are in very high demand these days. But, come to think of it, they've been in high…
InnerSelf Newsletter: May 13th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: May 13th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
Today is Mother's Day and in our articles this week, we feature some of the traits that are usually associated with the…
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Horoscope Current Week: May 14 to 20, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Be Kind: Express Your Good And Charitable Heart
Be Kind: Express Your Good And Charitable Heart
by Regina Cates
I’ve learned that acts of kindness provide me deep contentment. Knowing I helped brighten someone’s day makes my heart…
Starting Tackle Football Early Sets Players Up For Brain Problems Earlier
Starting Tackle Football Early Sets Players Up For Brain Problems Earlier
by Barbara Moran-Boston University
Playing youth tackle football may lead to earlier onset of cognitive, behavior, and mood symptoms in later life,…
Babylon Berlin And Why Our Fascination With 1920s Germany Reveals The Anxieties Of Our Times
Babylon Berlin And Why Our Fascination With 1920s Germany Reveals The Anxieties Of Our Times
by Peter Tregear, University of Melbourne
It is curious fact that certain times and places seem to have a particular hold on our popular historical imagination.…
The Four Communication Rules and Four Main Violations
The Four Communication Rules and Four Main Violations
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
After thirty-five years in private psychotherapy practice and decades of studying and teaching, I've found all good…
Why The Need To Work Less Is A Matter Of Life And Death
Why The Need To Work Less Is A Matter Of Life And Death
by David Spencer, University of Leeds
In the US, May Day has its origins in the fight for an eight-hour work day at the end of the 19th century. This fight…
This Prototype Could Simplify Getting Dressed With Dementia
This Prototype Could Simplify Getting Dressed With Dementia
by Rachel Harrison-NYU
A “smart home” dresser prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance. This…
Ending Conflict: You're Not Always Right and Everyone Else Isn't Always Wrong
Ending Conflict: You're Not Always Right and Everyone Else Isn't Always Wrong
by Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Everyone works with people they like -- and with people they dislike. We dislike some of them intensely. Seldom is…
The Language of Flowers for the New Prince
The Language of Flowers for the New Prince
by Cheralyn Darcey
While you may be familiar with your zodiac sign and maybe even the precious stone associated with the month of your…
Why People Risk Their Lives For The Perfect Selfie
Why People Risk Their Lives For The Perfect Selfie
by Michael Weigold, University of Florida
Some selfies are more dangerous than others… Earlier this month, an Indian man was killed while trying to take a selfie…
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