How Violence In Childhood Speeds Up Aging
How Violence In Childhood Speeds Up Aging
by Kim Eckart
Violence, psychological or emotional abuse, and deprivation or neglect during childhood can affect both cellular aging…
We Must Help Turn Up the Level of Wisdom, Sanity, and Faith in the Human Family
We Must Help Turn Up the Level of Wisdom, Sanity, and Faith in the Human Family
by Julianne Schultz
In October 2005 Stephen Colbert was just starting his eponymous show, The Colbert Report. It is somewhat chilling to…
Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
by Garry Jennings
A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack…
Less Is Better: Why Social Media May Make You Feel Lonely
Less Is Better: Why Social Media May Make You Feel Lonely
by Michele Berger
Researchers have discovered a connection between Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use and decreased well-being.
How Anti-Semitic Stereotypes From A Century Ago Echo Today
How Anti-Semitic Stereotypes From A Century Ago Echo Today
by Jonathan C. Kaplan
In my research, I have been studying the anti-Semitic images that were commonplace in Vienna early last century. These…
There Are Many Good Ideas To Tackle Inequality
There Are Many Good Ideas To Tackle Inequality
by Marianna Brungs
Forida, 22, lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with her infant son and husband. They live in a dark compound built mostly of…
Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea
Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea
by Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang
Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you?
Why Early Diagnosis Of Autism Should Lead To Early Intervention

Why Early Diagnosis Of Autism Should Lead To Early Intervention

Hannah Waddington, Jessica Tupou, and Larah van der Meer
Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
by Ryder Carroll
Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal…
Is It Time To Start Worrying About The Next Recession?
Is It Time To Start Worrying About The Next Recession?
by Robert Reich
Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most…
This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
by Vicki Robin
A life devoted to frugality taught me about “natural wealth” and the value of investing in community. Being wealthy…
Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?
Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?
by Jonathan Foster
There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease,…
balancing masculine and feminine energies to help heal the earth
Balancing Our Masculine and Feminine Energies to Help Heal the Earth
by Shirley Knapp and Nanette McLane
Each of you have a masculine and feminine energy in your being, and both need to be activated and brought to an equal…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, in the US, it is Thanksgiving. While being grateful really needs to be a daily practice, having one day a…
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Horoscope Current Week: November 19 to 25, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
How Marriage Has Changed Dramatically Throughout History
How Marriage Has Changed Dramatically Throughout History
by Michelle Brady and Belinda Hewitt
In 2017, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a…
A Low-Gluten, High-Fiber Diet Could Settle Your Stomach
A Low-Gluten, High-Fiber Diet Could Settle Your Stomach
by Kristine Snedker
Eating a low-gluten, high-fiber diet changes bacteria in the gut, decreases gastrointestinal discomfort such as…
Reflections on Mom: From Pain to Gratitude and Forgiveness
Reflections on Mom: From Pain to Gratitude and Forgiveness
by Jane Wyker
As I felt the benefits of forgiving my ex-husband Werner, I began to look at other grievances and judgments I was…
Do Hangover Cures Actually Work?
Do Hangover Cures Actually Work?
by Ken Harvey and Paulina Stehlik
It seemed like a good idea at the time. But a few drinks with friends turned into a few more, and the next morning…
If You Want To Know Why People Become Homeless Just Ask Them
If You Want To Know Why People Become Homeless Just Ask Them
by U. Melbourne
There is a significant perception gap between what the general public think about why people become homeless, and what…
Looking for the Gold in the Ashes of Pain
Looking for the Gold in the Ashes of Pain
by Sarah Anne Shockley
When we’re in severe or chronic pain, our normal life is not available to us in the way it used to be. Instead, living…
Why Doctors Are Starting To Prescribe Exercise
Why Doctors Are Starting To Prescribe Exercise
by Scott Lear
There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors.
Everybody Wants To Be Happy
Everybody Wants To Be Happy
by Ron Leifer, M.D.
The desire for happiness is the universal wish of humankind. On this, everyone would agree. Yet everyone suffers and…
Revolution 50: The Beatles’ White Album Remixed
Revolution 50: The Beatles’ White Album Remixed
by David McCooey
Last year, in 2017, the 50th anniversary remix of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gained considerable…
Why The Link Between Terrorism And Mental Illness Is Complicated
Why The Link Between Terrorism And Mental Illness Is Complicated
by Clarke Jones
Following another act of fatal violence in Melbourne, Australia in early November 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison…
To Really Appreciate a Woman...
To Really Appreciate a Woman...
by Joyce and Barry Vissell
Real appreciation is a gift of love straight from the heart, an acknowledgement of another’s greatness and beauty, and…
To Really Appreciate a Man...
To Really Appreciate a Man...
by Joyce and Barry Vissell
Find out what kind of acknowledgment means most to the man in your life. How does he most need to be appreciated? You…
Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility
Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility
by Louis Volante and John Jerrim
Educators around the world, particularly those in secondary schools, often default to a compelling story when they are…
Putting The X In Text: Warm Wishes Or A Kiss-off?
Putting The X In Text: Warm Wishes Or A Kiss-off?
by Andy Miah
Do you sign off texts and emails with an x? Have you ever thought what that x – shorthand for a kiss – means to you or…
Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse: Animation's Greatest Showman Is 90
Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse: Animation's Greatest Showman Is 90
by Paul Wells
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho recently criticised his players for not having the courage to take penalty…
What Is The Right Age To Have A Child?
What Is The Right Age To Have A Child?
by Charlotte Walker and Suzannah Williams
Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility…
Changing Perceptions and Cleaning Out the Mind's Cubbyholes
Changing Perceptions and Cleaning Out the Mind's Cubbyholes
by Dan Joseph
Let's imagine our minds as being filled with rows of cubbyholes. Each cubbyhole represents a particular relationship in…
Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?
Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?
by Robert Moore
The healthy human body is swarming with microorganisms. They inhabit every nook and cranny on the surfaces of our body.…
How Will History Judge Our Treatment Of Depressed Children?
How Will History Judge Our Treatment Of Depressed Children?
by Jeremy Howick
An investigative report by the BBC recently found that the number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England,…
How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way
How To Heal Asthma The Natural Way
by Dana Ullman
Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal…
Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
by Claire Mason, Andrew Reeson and Todd Sanderson
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human…
6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About
6 Surprising Drug Interactions You Should Know About
by Philip Crilly
As the population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This…
Why Are Some Americans Changing Their Names?
Why Are Some Americans Changing Their Names?
by Kirsten Fermaglich
In 2008, Newsweek published an article on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “From Barry to Barack.” The…
The Path with Heart Requires Surrendering to Spirit
The Path with Heart Requires Surrendering to Spirit
by José Stevens, Ph.D. with Lena Stevens
The path with heart has no set of predictable moves to ensure success. It is not a set of routines or a prescription of…
How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline
How Alcohol's Calories End Up On Your Waistline
by Veronique Chachay
Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ…
The Other 2018 US Midterm Wave: A Historic 10-point Jump In Turnout Among Young People
The Other 2018 US Midterm Wave: A Historic 10-point Jump In Turnout Among Young People
by Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg
Voter turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds in the 2018 midterm elections was 31 percent, according to a preliminary…
How Humor Can Change Your Relationship
How Humor Can Change Your Relationship
by Gil Greengross
A sense of humor is an attractive trait. There is abundant cross-cultural evidence that shows that being funny makes…
How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time
How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time
by Suvrat Dhanorkar
The average American generates about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually, and then spends lots of tax dollars disposing of…
Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset

Laura Wilkinson, Angela Rowe and Charlotte Hardman
What Mass Shootings Do To Those Not Shot: Social Consequences Of Mass Gun Violence
What Mass Shootings Do To Those Not Shot: Social Consequences Of Mass Gun Violence
by Arash Javanbakht
Mass shootings seem to have become a sad new normal in the American life. They happen too often, and in very unexpected…
God Bless Everyone: Imagine All The People Sharing All The World
God Bless Everyone: Imagine All The People Sharing All The World
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I think it is obvious that our planet Earth and its inhabitants are not all feeling the same amount of blessings of God…
Neuroscientists Identify A Surprising Low-Tech Fix For Sleep-Deprived Teens
Neuroscientists Identify A Surprising Low-Tech Fix For Sleep-Deprived Teens
by Adriana Galván
Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators…
How We Know There Is A Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires
How Do We Know There Is A Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires?
by Kevin Trenberth
Once again, the summer and fall of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. These…
Chi and Sexual Energy: A Path Toward Health, Vitality, and The Divine
Chi and Sexual Energy: A Path Toward Health, Vitality, and The Divine
by Mantak Chia & Wiliam U. Wei
Energy, like water, is the life-giving sustenance of the earth. Sexual energy is nourishment for the totality of…
Disney’s Nutcracker Is The Latest Movie To Explore The Dark Side Of Fairy Tales
Disney’s Nutcracker Is The Latest Movie To Explore The Dark Side Of Fairy Tales
by Sylvie Magerstaedt
Disney’s latest offering, Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes with a warning for anyone who might imagine…
A County In Idaho Offered Spanish-Language Ballots For The First Time and Here's What Happened
A County In Idaho Offered Spanish-Language Ballots For The First Time and Here's What Happened
by Gabe Osterhout
On the morning of Election Day, the top trending search on Google was “donde votar,” which means “where to vote” in…
Environmental Hygiene: Simple Measures You Can Take To Combat Environmental Pollution
Environmental Hygiene: Simple Measures You Can Take To Combat Environmental Pollution
by Henry B. Lin
We are living in a world where environmental pollution has become part of life. Civilized humans today must live in…
4 Ways Children Say Their Well-Being Can Be Improved
4 Ways Children Say Their Well-Being Can Be Improved
by Charlotte Todd and Sinead Brophy
Good emotional health as a child lays the foundation for good life satisfaction in adulthood. However, in the UK…
Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean
Why The World's Plastic Problem Is Bigger Than The Ocean
by Christopher J. Preston
As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the…
The Dance of Life: Tango Dancing For The Immune System
The Dance of Life: Tango Dancing For The Immune System
by Barry Alan Sultanoff, M.D.
I dreaded turning fifty. My father had died of a massive heart attack soon after his fiftieth birthday. For years, I…
Why More American Students Are Studying Abroad
Why More American Students Are Studying Abroad
by Chad M. Gasta
Kelsey Hrubes knew she had a challenge on her hands when she visited Germany as a study abroad student back in 2015. “I…
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