Are Funny People More Intelligent?
Are Funny People More Intelligent?
by Lowri Dowthwaite, University of Central Lancashire
Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humor. Indeed, a number of studies have…
In Defense Of Happiness: Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key In The Digital Age
In Defense Of Happiness: Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key In The Digital Age
by Mushtak Al-Atabi, Heriot-Watt University
Much has been written about the relationship between a happy, positive workplace and an effective, productive…
This Is Why Child Obesity Rates Have Soared
This Is Why Child Obesity Rates Have Soared
by Sara FL Kirk, Dalhousie University
New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of…
World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change
World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change
by Leah Samberg, University of Minnesota
Around the globe, about 815 million people – 11 percent of the world’s population – went hungry in 2016, according to…
There Is No "Should" in Meditation

There Is No "Should" in Meditation

Cindy Griffith-Bennett
How To Talk To Your Kids About Opioids
How To Talk To Your Kids About Opioids
by Margie Skeer
By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an…
Does Color Really Affect Our Mind And Body?
Does Color Really Affect Our Mind And Body?
by Stephen Westland, University of Leeds
Blue light has been claimed to reduce suicides on train stations. Red makes the heart beat faster. You will frequently…
Why It Matters That Most Milk Substitutes Are Low In Iodine
Why It Matters That Most Milk Substitutes Are Low In Iodine
by Sarah Bath, and Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey
Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries.
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
by Chris Turney, UNSW; et al.
Melting of Antarctica’s ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research…
Just What Is Mindfulness?
Just What Is Mindfulness?
by Nicholas T. Van Dam and Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne
You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist…
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
by Henry J. Thompson, Colorado State University
Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases…
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
by The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building.
The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In…
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
by Paul Simpson and Michael Richards, Edge Hill University
Men are bad at looking after their health, or so the received wisdom goes. Indeed, evidence has shown that men have…
InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these…
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Horoscope Current Week: October 16 to 22, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way
It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way
by Will Wilkinson
“They,” whoever they are, say that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. What do you stand for? A…
Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies
Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies
by Caspar Addyman, Goldsmiths, University of London
Here’s an experiment to try next time you meet a baby, try holding a normal conversation. It is very difficult, isn’t…
Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
by Todd Landman, University of Nottingham
In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre – the US’s 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone – it seems…
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford
Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint…
How to Talk to Yourself
How To Cut Through Negative Self-Talk
by Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
When we become aware of our story lines -- the things we tell ourselves to keep from moving forward -- we can use…
Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview
Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview
by Nan Moss with David Corbin
When confronted with something that perplexes or confounds us, we tend to attribute our lack of understanding to not…
Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home
Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home
by Sue Kegerreis, University of Essex
More people than ever now work from home for part or all of the week. Such flexibility can seem a good idea, but many…
Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question
Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question
by Lindsay O'Dell, The Open University and Charlotte Brownlow, University of Southern Queensland
The animal rights charity PETA recently made a link between autism and drinking cow’s milk. The article on its website…
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State University
Some aspects of climate change could benefit certain forms of agriculture in the Northeastern United States, new…
Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them
Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them
by Veronica I. Johnson, The University of Montana and Guy Ray Backlund, New Mexico State University
Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about…
Finding Peace In Turbulent Times
Finding Peace In Turbulent Times
by Maresha Donna Ducharme
The possibility for creating peace must begin within each one of us as we become peaceful within ourselves. We are part…
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
by Daphne Martschenko, PhD, University of Cambridge
Tests that purport to measure your intelligence can be verbal, meaning written, or non-verbal, focusing on abstract…
Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?
Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?
by Cass Sunstein, Harvard University
Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago won the Nobel Prize for his extraordinary, world-transforming work in…
Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?
Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?
by Jeremy Straub, North Dakota State University
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t…
How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America
How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America
by Brad Christerson, Biola University and Richard Flory, University of Southern California
From Oct. 6 to 9, 2017, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the…
How To Connect with Your Inner Guide,  Essential Self and Inner Sanctuary
How To Connect with Your Inner Guide, Essential Self and Inner Sanctuary
by Barbara Marx Hubbard
I strongly advocate cultivating an inner receptivity, an inner listening and attunement to the signals of the Essential…
Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make
Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make
by Anne Tucker
Part of your life isn’t work­ing. The part of your life I’m talking about is wherever dissatisfaction and doubt are…
What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?
What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?
by Jin-Li Luo, University of Leicester
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China, according to the latest data from China’s national cancer…
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
by Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would…
Why Restoring Morale Is Important To Mental Health In Difficult Times
Why Restoring Morale Is Important To Mental Health In Difficult Times
by Joan Cook, Yale University
The term demoralization was originally coined in the 1970s by a psychiatrist who was seeing patients that didn’t quite…
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
by Frederic Lemieux, Georgetown University
As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear…
in the moment
Mindfulness: What, Why, and How
by Maarten Immink, University of South Australia
Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only…