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…
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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!

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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…
Will Self-driving Cars Reduce Energy Use And Make Travel Better For The Environment?
Will Self-driving Cars Reduce Energy Use And Make Travel Better For The Environment?
by Zia Wadud, Associate professor, University of Leeds
I started learning driving only three years ago, and failed my first test. Naturally, I was disappointed: but then it…
Mysterious Chimpanzee Behavior May Be Evidence Of 'Sacred' Rituals
Mysterious Chimpanzee Behavior May Be Evidence Of 'Sacred' Rituals
by Laura Kehoe, PhD researcher in wildlife conservation and land use, Humboldt University of Berlin
I trampled clumsily through the dense undergrowth, attempting in vain to go a full five minutes without getting snarled…
How The Bargaining Power Of Workers Could Boost Productivity
How The Bargaining Power Of Workers Could Boost Productivity
by David Spencer, Professor of Economics and Political Economy, University of Leeds
The UK’s employment rate has been at a record high. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that…
The Growing Demand For Pet-friendly Workplaces
The Growing Demand For Pet-friendly Workplaces
by Deborah McPhee, Brock University
Millennial women in their 20s and 30s have decided to stay single a lot longer than women did in the past. And instead…
Some New Rules to Digitally Disentangle After A Break Up
Some New Rules to Digitally Disentangle After A Break Up
by Wendy Moncur and Daniel Herron, University of Dundee
Digital technologies can be great when looking for love, and displaying togetherness to the world. But for those with a…
Do We Want To Live In A World Where Our Best Friends Are A.I. Chatbots?
Do We Want To Live In A World Where Our Best Friends Are A.I. Chatbots?
by Trudy Barber, University of Portsmouth
Before the internet, before smart phones, teenagers and young people would seek out quizzes in comics, read problem…
The 'Mandela Effect' And How Your Mind Is Playing Tricks On You
The 'Mandela Effect' And How Your Mind Is Playing Tricks On You
by Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater, Manchester Metropolitan University
Have you ever been convinced that something is a particular way only to discover you’ve remembered it all wrong? If so,…
It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth
It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth
by Melissa DeJonckheere and Tammy Chang, University of Michigan
The current political climate has been difficult for Americans of all political stripes. People have been so stressed…
Sustainable Shopping: How To Stay Green When Buying White Goods
Sustainable Shopping: How To Stay Green When Buying White Goods
by Trivess Moore and Simon Lockrey, RMIT University
Most of us have a range of white goods (refrigerators, washing machines, etc.) in our homes. These white goods provide…
Why Having A Tattoo Of Your Lover's Name Has Been A Bad Idea
Why Having A Tattoo Of Your Lover's Name Has Been A Bad Idea
by Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth
Every Valentine’s Day we are reminded about the importance of showing our commitment to our lovers – whether we are…
There Are At Least 14 Different Kinds Of Love
There Are At Least 14 Different Kinds Of Love
by Tim Lomas, University of East London
No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be…
15 Questions To Determine If Your Relationship Is Hall Of Fame Or A Strikeout
15 Questions To Determine If Your Relationship Is Hall Of Fame Or A Strikeout
by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University
Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner. Relationships matter – a lot. They have…
A Feminist’s Guide to Romantic Comedies and How to Watch Them
A Feminist’s Guide to Romantic Comedies and How to Watch Them
by Ayu Sutriasa, YES! Magazine
The internet is filled with lists of which rom-coms will “get you through” Valentine’s Day—the assumption seems to be…
Who's Your Ideal Mate? Your First Love May Have Something To Do With It
Who's Your Ideal Mate? Your First Love May Have Something To Do With It
by Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino, Concordia University
Your first sexual partner may have more to tell you about your spouse or current lover than you may think. Although…
I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?
I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?
by Alessandro R Demaio, University of Copenhagen
We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we reflect on fear and how to be stronger than our fears. It seems that our "new and improved modern world"…
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Horoscope Current Week: February 12 to 18, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Tips for Creating Awesome Relationships and Great Valentine Gifts that Don't Cost a Cent
Tips for Creating Awesome Relationships and Great Valentine Gifts that Don't Cost a Cent
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
To create a truly lovely Valentine's month and build more joy, love, and peace in your life, I offer you ten tips for…
A Life Of Uncertainty: Living With Cancer For Thirteen Years
A Life Of Uncertainty: Living With Cancer For Thirteen Years
by Stan Goldberg, PhD
Someone asked me what living with cancer for thirteen years is like, never knowing whether the disease will remain…
I've Been Diagnosed With Iron Deficiency, Now What?
I've Been Diagnosed With Iron Deficiency, Now What?
by Amanda Patterson and Jacklyn Jackson, University of Newcastle
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the developed world, affecting around one in three women of…
How Our Brains Know Trash From Treasure
How Our Brains Know Trash From Treasure
by Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
Our brains can detect an object’s value almost as soon as we see it, a new study shows.
Why Saying "I Don't Know" Is A Key To Success
Why Saying "I Don't Know" Is A Key To Success
by Annie Duke, Big Think
In the earliest stages of our education, it gets drilled into us that certainty is good, and phrases like "I don't…
Does Air Pollution Lead To More Unethical Behavior?
Does Air Pollution Lead To More Unethical Behavior?
by Terry Kosdrosky, University of Michigan
Anxiety caused by exposure to pollution may make people more prone to cheating and unethical behavior, according to new…
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Affirmations Are Really Anything That We Say Or Think
by Louise Hay
Affirmations are really anything that we say or think. We say, "I don't want this in my life" or "I don't want to be…
Learning Our Lessons Through Crisis and Life Stories
Learning Our Lessons Through Crisis and Life Stories
by Debra Silverman
Sad but true, we all grow out of the soil of pain....The crises that arise in our lives are here to serve us, not to…
Overcoming Fear: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual
Overcoming Fear: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual
by Nauman Naeem MD
Fear is one of the most fascinating and crippling human emotions. All of us, at one time or another, have been overcome…
What Should I Do If My Child Is A Cyberbully?
What Should I Do If My Child Is A Cyberbully?
by Hannah Thomas and James Graham Scott, The University of Queensland
Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online.…
3 Brain Tricks That Will Help You Make Better Decisions
3 Brain Tricks That Will Help You Make Better Decisions
by Dean Buonomano, Big Think
Pop quiz, hot shot! What do cows drink? If you're like the vast majority of people, you probably just had the word…
60% Of Black Women Killed By Police Were Unarmed
60% Of Black Women Killed By Police Were Unarmed
by Gerry Everdi, Washington University in St. Louis
Black people, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, according…
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How Just Standing More Burns More Calories
by Chloe Reichel, The Journalist Resource
Standing rather than sitting burns, on average, an additional 0.15 calories per minute — a small increase that could…
Beggars and Choosers? The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It
Begging or Choosing? The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It
by Alan Cohen
We always have many choices before us. If we believe we must grovel, plead, or struggle to manifest our dreams, these…
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