Are Religious People Happier Than Non-Religious People?

Are Religious People Happier Than Non-Religious People?

Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, University of York
U.S. Gun Violence Is A Symptom Of A Long Historical Problem
U.S. Gun Violence Is A Symptom Of A Long Historical Problem
by J.M. Opal, McGill University
Like the teens and children who showed up at the White House and elsewhere to protest, Americans must rediscover…
New Research Shows Siblings Can Make You More Empathic
New Research Shows Siblings Can Make You More Empathic
by Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; et al
For decades, researchers have demonstrated the numerous ways in which parents can positively influence their children’s…
Why Telling People They Could Get Sick In The Future Won't Persuade Them To Be Healthy Now
Why Telling People They Could Get Sick In The Future Won't Persuade Them To Be Healthy Now
by Adam Bulley and Thomas Suddendorf, The University of Queensland
Eating a doughnut now seems more rewarding than the nebulous concept of “better future health”.
Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential
Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential
by Orin and DaBen
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, deep inside you are seeking growth and aliveness, wanting to manifest…
Tesla's Smart Virtual Power Plant Uses Real People Power
Tesla's Smart Virtual Power Plant Works With Real People Power
by Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Australian National University; et al
The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will…
Is Poverty Driving Extraordinary Obesity Levels?
Is Poverty Driving Extraordinary Obesity Levels?
by Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire
The “obesity epidemic” deserves much more serious attention than it is getting. It is, after all, thought to be killing…
Are You Rebelling Against Your Own Self?
Are You Rebelling Against Yourself?
by Marie T. Russell
As children we rebelled against our parents, against authority. Yet now that we are adults and are in charge of our own…
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Three Strategies To Promote Empathy In Children
by Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; et al
Johnny is five years old. He watches his friend Mark being teased by other kids, and then he sees Mark start to cry. As…
Why Earthworms Are More Important Than Pandas

Why Earthworms Are More Important Than Pandas

Sarah Johnson, King's College London
Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
by George Busby, University of Oxford
Researchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man”, one of Britain’s oldest skeletons, to unveil what…
time of quiet introspection
The Power of Illness, Introspection, and Living in the Here and Now
by Vicki McKenna
In ancient Greece, there were temples with rooms to which sick people could retreat. This was a time of quiet…
What Can We Do To Curtail Anxiety And Depression Among College Students?
What Can We Do To Curtail Anxiety And Depression Among College Students?
by David Rosenberg, Wayne State University
Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s…
Comfortably Numb – Why Some Older People Turn To Cannabis For Pain Relief
Comfortably Numb – Why Some Older People Turn To Cannabis For Pain Relief
by Tony Rao, King's College London and Ian Hamilton, University of York
When most people think of cannabis users, they probably think mainly of the younger generations. But it’s actually the…
Why The US Approach To Security Is Deeply Troubling
Why The US Approach To Security Is Deeply Troubling
by Joseph Camilleri, La Trobe University
Media coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency has fixated on his outlandish, off-the-cuff tweets, his ill-conceived and…
Life Is Your Prayer and A Continuous Request to the Universe
Everything You Think, See, And Do Is A Prayer
by Neale Donald Walsch
Life is a prayer in the sense that it is a continuous request to the universe. God understands our desires not just…
Mind Over Mountain
Mind Over Mountain
by Sandra Miniere, M.Ed.
My first time hiking I was in physical distress just walking uphill. Resting briefly, I recovered and continued. I…
Seeking Balance by Releasing Control
Seeking Balance by Releasing Control
by Richard Dupuis
Humans are pleasure-seeking and will avoid pain at all costs, which is, of course, an attempt at controlling the…
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Horoscope Current Week: February 19 to 25, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Who Are The New Renewable Superpowers
Who Are The New Renewable Superpowers
by Andrew Barron, Swansea University
Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from…
Finding Balance: Life Is About Balance
Finding Balance: Life Is About Balance
by Denise Jaden
In all areas, I believe balance is key to living a peaceful and successful life. As the saying goes, “All work and no…
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
by Charles Eisenstein
A Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to…
How To Stimulate a Child's Brain Development

How To Stimulate a Child's Brain Development

Nina Sokolovic, Jennifer Jenkins and Michal Perlman, University of Toronto
Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert
Living in the Flow of Grace: Seashells in the Desert
by Nancy Windheart
I am astonished and delighted at how the universe works. I am learning more and more about how to live in what I call…
How To Eradicate The Flu Virus From Your Home
How To Eradicate The Flu Virus From Your Home
by Jason Tetro, University of Guelph
Once a respiratory virus like influenza has entered your home or workplace, it is wise to treat the space like a…
How Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge
How Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge
by George Nicholas, Simon Fraser University
A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons
Choose Hope: Step Away from Apathy & Indifference
Choose Hope: Step Away from Apathy and Indifference
by David Krieger and Daisaku Ikeda
We all have a choice. We can submit to apathy and indifference or we can choose hope. This dialogue is about choosing…
Letting Go Of Our Fear When In The Midst Of Change
Letting Go Of Our Fear When In The Midst Of Change
by Jodi Hershey
A friend of mine who is very aware of these changes and has been stuck for some time asked me how we move forward. “If…
How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health
How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health
by Lee Daniel J. Flannery, Case Western Reserve University
When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on Feb. 14, 2018 in…
Depression: When It Strikes Nearby
Depression: What To Do When It Strikes Nearby
by Douglas Bloch
Clinical depression is an affliction of the mind, body, and spirit that affects over 17 million Americans. If you are…
How Hearing Loss And Depression Are Connected
How Hearing Loss And Depression Are Connected
by Karl Bates, Duke University
Hearing loss can create chronic stress that can lead to depression, but high levels of social support—from family,…
Product Labels Like ‘Fair Trade’ Mean Less Than You’d Think
Product Labels Like ‘Fair Trade’ Mean Less Than You’d Think
by Rob Jordan-Stanford University
Buying ethically sourced products is not as straightforward as it might seem, according to the first large-scale…
How To Defeat Social Anxiety And Embarrassment
How To Defeat Social Anxiety And Embarrassment
by Melissa Dahl, Big Think
Why is it awkward to listen to a recording of your own voice? What makes us cringe?
Why This Dog Show Is More Than A Canine Beauty Pageant
Why This Dog Show Is More Than A Canine Beauty Pageant
by Jacqueline Boyd, Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University
Every year, the NEC in Birmingham, England, becomes a magnet for dog lovers, as more than 22,000 canines assemble for…
A snailfish swims 7,400 metres below the surface.
Ten Things You Never Knew About The Ocean’s Deepest Places
by Alan Jamieson, Senior Lecturer, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
The ocean is deep. In fact, most of it is deep. Officially anything deeper than just 200 meters is considered the “deep…
Why Are So Many People Still Living In Flood-prone Cities?
Why Are So Many People Still Living In Flood-prone Cities?
by Guy Michaels, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Over the last 30 years, floods have killed more than 500,000 people globally, and displaced about 650m more. In a paper…
To Beat The 'Throwaway' Waste Crisis, We Must Design Loveable Objects – That Last
To Beat The 'Throwaway' Waste Crisis, We Must Design Loveable Objects – That Last
by Jonathan Chapman, Professor of Sustainable Design, Director of Design Research Initiatives, University of Brighton
We live in a world drowning in objects: households with a television in each room; kitchen cupboards stuffed with…
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
Oh No, Not This Place Again!
by Colette Baron-Reid
How many times have you found yourself in a repetitive cycle you just can’t seem to break? Are you back to that same…
How Much Time Have I Got, Doc? The Problems With Predicting Survival At End Of Life
How Much Time Have I Got, Doc? The Problems With Predicting Survival At End Of Life
by Sarah Winch, Health Care Ethicist and Sociologist, The University of Queensland
Predicting how long a patient will survive is critically important for them and their families to guide future…
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