Baby Bees Love Carbs – Here's Why That Matters
Baby Bees Love Carbs – Here's Why That Matters
by James Gilbert, University of Hull and Elizabeth Duncan, University of Leeds
Wild bees are essential for sustaining the landscapes we love. A healthy community of wild pollinators ensures that…
Why It's Good For Kids To Have Friends from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds
Why It's Good For Kids To Have Friends from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds
by Leah M. Lessard, University of Connecticut and Jaana Juvonen, University of California, Los Angeles
Friendships that bridge across social class – “cross-class friendships” – can minimize middle school academic…
No Visits and Barely Any Calls: The Pandemic and People with a Family Member In Prison
No Visits and Barely Any Calls: The Pandemic and People with a Family Member In Prison
by Alexander Testa and Chantal Fahmy, The University of Texas at San Antonio
For many people who are incarcerated, either awaiting trial in jail or imprisoned after conviction, being locked in a…
Is Your Bedroom Sacred?
Is Your Bedroom Sacred? Honoring Your Personal Sanctuary
by Jon Robertson
The bedroom is home to our prayers and dreams, our solitude and sexuality. In this inner sanctum, where secrets and…
Zoom Fatigue and Distracted Driving Share A Common Problem: Multitasking
Zoom Fatigue and Distracted Driving Share A Common Problem: Multitasking
by Francesco Biondi, University of Windsor
Feeling exhausted at the end of a long day of video-conferencing? Do your back, shoulders and mind ache after a Zoom…
What Makes A Job Meaningful and Why That Matters
What Makes A Job Meaningful and Why That Matters
by Andrew Bryce, University of Sheffield
Work provides many things over and above the monthly pay cheque: status and identity, community and social connection,…
Suicide Prevention: The Healing Power of Connection and Mutual Support
Suicide Prevention: The Healing Power of Connection and Mutual Support
by Kenneth Fung, University of Toronto and Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, Ryerson University
The Toronto Transit Commission reported a nearly one-third increase of suicide attempts or fatalities during the first…
InnerSelf Magazine: April 19, 2021 (Video)
InnerSelf Magazine: April 19, 2021 (Video)
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we reflect on resilience. When I think of resilience, I think of standing strong in the face of adversity or…
Prosperity and Being of Service to Others vs. Vanity and Pride
Prosperity and Being of Service to Others vs. Vanity and Pride
by James Dillehay
Vanity means pride or self-worship, which is different from self-love. In the effervescence of gaining achievement, it…
InnerSelf Magazine: April 19, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: April 19, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we reflect on resilience. When I think of resilience, I think of standing strong in the face of adversity or…
Horoscope Current Week: April 19 - 25, 2021
Horoscope Current Week: April 19 - 25, 2021
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters
Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters
by Peter Ruppert
We all experience positive and negative self-talk on a regular basis. Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably…
Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters (Video)
Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters (Video)
by Peter Ruppert
We all experience positive and negative self-talk on a regular basis. Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably…
COVID-19: Does Exercising Really Reduce The Risk?
COVID-19: Does Exercising Really Reduce The Risk?
by Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, University of Oxford
A new US study shows that people who are less physically active are more likely to be hospitalised and die with…
6 Ways Recent College Graduates Can Enhance Their Online Job Search
6 Ways Recent College Graduates Can Enhance Their Online Job Search
by Jason Eckert, University of Dayton
When recent or soon-to-be college graduates begin to seek employment, many inevitably turn to job-search and networking…
Skepticism, Not Objectivity, Is What Makes Journalism Matter
Skepticism, Not Objectivity, Is What Makes Journalism Matter
by Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University
“That reporter is too biased to cover this story.” It’s a too-familiar complaint from news consumers — and sometimes…
Gratitude: Have You Appreciated Your World Lately?
Gratitude: Have You Appreciated Your World Lately?
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…
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Slow Down and Embrace Nature – How To Create Better Cities
by Björn Wickenberg, Lund University
Throughout the past year of working from home, I have gone for numerous morning, lunchtime and evening walks around my…
What Is mRNA? The Messenger Molecule That's The Key Ingredient In Some Covid-19 Vaccines
What Is mRNA? The Messenger Molecule That's The Key Ingredient In Some Covid-19 Vaccines
by Penny Riggs, Texas A&M University
The molecule called mRNA is an important messenger, carrying the instructions for life from DNA to the rest of the…
Defund The Police? Instead, End Toxic Masculinity and ‘Warrior Cops’
Defund The Police? Instead, End Toxic Masculinity and ‘Warrior Cops’
by Angela Workman-Stark, Athabasca University
The police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd is currently on trial in Minneapolis amid continued…
If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward
If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward
by Stacee L. Reicherzer PhD
If you’ve contracted COVID, you not only had health problems that may have been life-threatening, but perhaps also…
If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward (Video)
If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward (Video)
by Stacee L. Reicherzer PhD
If you’ve contracted COVID, you not only had health problems that may have been life-threatening, but perhaps also…
Chanting for Personal and Planetary Benefits
Chanting for Personal and Planetary Benefits
by Imre Vallyon
Chanting is one of the easiest ways to turn within. When you are truly chanting you forget about yourself, and in that…
Goal Setting: Making Dreams Come True
7 Principles for Setting Goals and Making Dreams Come True
by Diane and Julia Loomans
The desire to make a dream come true has been a part of cultures throughout history. The ancient Peruvians drew their…
Renovating Your Home Could Ruin Your Relationship ... But It Doesn't Have To
Renovating Your Home Could Ruin Your Relationship ... But It Doesn't Have To
by Emily Waugh, University of Toronto
While more living space, a dedicated home office or upgraded kitchen might ease the strain the pandemic has put on…
Why Ramadan Is Called Ramadan
Why Ramadan Is Called Ramadan
by Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new…
Why Words Matter: The Negative Impacts of Racial Microaggressions
Why Words Matter: The Negative Impacts of Racial Microaggressions
by Iloradanon Efimoff, University of Manitoba
In some cases, there is widespread agreement on what racism is. For example, most people would agree that restricting a…
Avoiding The Pitfalls of Punishment, Accountability and Blame
Avoiding The Pitfalls of Judgement, Punishment, and Blame
by Dr. Brenda Davies
Don't be hard on yourself or anyone else, but see that some of these games have been handed down for centuries like…
Awakening to the Dream of the Earth and Loving the World
Awakening to the Dream of the Earth and Loving the World
by Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.
The most important question is not how to survive biodiversity loss, climate disruption, ecological degradation,…
Skin Brushing for the Lymphatic System
Skin Brushing for the Lymphatic System
by Gloria Gilbere
Skin brushing is a highly effective technique for cleansing the lymphatic system. Topics covered in this article:…
04 15 compassionate courage moves beyond cancel culture
Compassionate Courage Moves Beyond 'Cancel Culture' To Challenge Systemic Racism – But It's Hard Work
by Pushpa Iyer, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Our current call-out culture often advocates publicly shaming and humiliating wrongdoers, destroying their reputations…
Plants Thrive In A Complex World By Communicating, Sharing Resources And Transforming Their Environments
Plants Thrive In A Complex World By Communicating, Sharing Resources And Transforming Their Environments
by Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University
As a species, humans are wired to collaborate. That’s why lockdowns and remote work have felt difficult for many of us…
Fact or Fiction: Debunking 4 Common Myths About Ticks
Fact or Fiction: Debunking 4 Common Myths About Ticks
by Kirsten Crandall, McGill University
Blooming flowers, chirping birds and long-awaited rays of sunshine: The first signs of spring are often greeted with…
The Four Stages of Trust: The Secret of Creating Trust
The Four Stages Of Trust: Secret of Creating Trust
by Dr. Riki Robbins, Ph.D.
Trust evolves. We start off as babies with perfect trust. Inevitably, trust is damaged by our parents or other family…
4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career 
4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career
by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D.
Even if your tolerance of ambiguity is lower, there are proven ways to build this important cultural agility…
4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career (Video)
4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career (Video)
by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D.
Even if your tolerance of ambiguity is lower, there are proven ways to build this important cultural agility…
Taking Radical Responsibility: Personal Healing is Global Healing
Taking Radical Responsibility: Personal Healing is Global Healing
by Roy Holman
Responsible means able to respond, answerable for, trustworthy. Most of us would probably say we are responsible. But…
Taking Radical Responsibility: Personal Healing is Global Healing (Video)
Taking Radical Responsibility: Personal Healing is Global Healing (Video)
by Roy Holman
Responsible means able to respond, answerable for, trustworthy. Most of us would probably say we are responsible. But…
If Magic Played A Role In The Development Of Early Christianity Is It Immoral?
If Magic Played A Role In The Development of Early Christianity Is It Immoral?
by Shaily Shashikant Patel, Virginia Tech
Americans are fascinated by magic. TV shows like “WandaVision” and “The Witcher,” books like the Harry Potter series,…
Here Is The Not Too Secret Way Atlantic Canada Is Weathering The Covid-19 Storm
Here Is The Not Too Secret Way Atlantic Canada Is Weathering The Covid-19 Storm
by Rachel McLay, Dalhousie University
While vaccines have brought the end of the COVID-19 pandemic into view, most of Canada is still battling a brutal third…
Monkey, Pager Can Play Pong With His Mind
Holy Cow, Oh...... I Mean Monkey, Pager Can Play Pong With His Mind
by David Tuffley, Griffith University
Some weeks ago, a nine-year-old macaque monkey called Pager successfully played a game of Pong with its mind.
Dare To Make Eye Contact With Others
Dare To Make Eye Contact With Others
by Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
Dare to make eye contact with another. As the adage says, "The eyes are the window to the soul." Making eye contact is…
How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience
How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience
by Mary J. Cronin, Ph.D.
One approach that addresses the challenges families face today comes down to a familiar but often overlooked tradition…
How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience
How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience (Video)
by Mary J. Cronin, Ph.D.
One approach that addresses the challenges families face today comes down to a familiar but often overlooked tradition…
How To Prevent Cancer using Dream Interpretation
Using Dreams to Prevent Cancer?
by John D. Goldhammer, Ph.D.
Researchers studying the relationship between dream content and the onset of disease have discovered a particular type…
The One: Can DNA Tests Find Our Soulmate?
The One: Can DNA Tests Find Our Soulmate?
by Andrea Waling and Jennifer Power, La Trobe University
The Netflix drama The One centres around a geneticist who invents a new matchmaking service. It uses DNA to help people…
How Colonialism Transformed Foxgloves And Why Hummingbirds Might Be The Reason
How Colonialism Transformed Foxgloves and Why Hummingbirds Might Be The Reason
by Maria Clara Castellanos, University of Sussex
Flowers of plants pollinated by animals display some of nature’s most astonishing variation in colour, scent and shape.…
What Inspired Digital Nomads To Flee America's Big Cities May Spur Legions Of Remote Workers To Do The Same
What Inspired Digital Nomads To Flee America's Big Cities May Spur Remote Workers To Do The Same
by Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert Litchfield
If one thing is clear about remote work, it’s this: Many people prefer it and don’t want their bosses to take it away.
I Don't Care What They Say: Opinions and Beliefs
It's Weeding Time: "I Don't Care What They Say"
by Marie T. Russell
How many times have you been hurt by what someone said about you? How many times have you doubted your self-worth…
New Research Shows South Africa's Levy On Sugar-sweetened Drinks Is Having An Impact
New Research Shows South Africa's Tax On Sugar-sweetened Drinks Is Having An Impact
by Karen Hofman, University of the Witwatersrand
Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa’s first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar.…
Why Late Night Snacks Cost You The Next Day At Work
Why Late Night Snacks Cost You The Next Day At Work
by Matt Shipman, NC State University
Unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work, according to…
How Human Activity Effects Marine Species Over Time
How Human Activity Affects Marine Species Over Time
by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara
It is really hard to know how a species is doing by just looking out from your local coast, or dipping underwater on…
InnerSelf Magazine: April 12, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: April 12, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
Life can be challenging... And as much as we try to control it and make sure everything is nice and safe and…
InnerSelf Magazine: April 12, 2021 (Video)
InnerSelf Magazine: April 12, 2021 (Video)
by InnerSelf Staff
Life can be challenging... And as much as we try to control it and make sure everything is nice and safe and…
Are You Conforming to Other People's Beliefs?
Are You Conforming to Other People's Beliefs?
by Stuart Wilde
What we think we know to be true, we actually borrowed from somebody else. When you were born, your subconscious mind…
Horoscope Current Week: April 12 - 18, 2021
Horoscope Week: April 12 - 18, 2021 (Video)
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Age of Pisces to Age of Aquarius (Video)
Transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius (Video)
by Ray Grasse
The Age of Aries brought an awakening of the outwardly directed ego, but the more feminine Piscean Age brought about a…
How Reactivating Traumatic Memories Could Reduce Their Impact
How Reactivating Traumatic Memories Could Reduce Their Impact
by Caitlin Clark, Texas AM
Researchers could be a step closer to finding a way to reduce the impact of traumatic memories, according to a new…
Climate Labels Might Get You To Buy Different Meat
Climate Labels Might Get You To Buy Different Meat
by Maria Hornbek, University of -Copenhagen
Climate-labeling clearly affects consumers—both those people who are keen to be aware of the climate impact, as well as…
Viking DNA And The Pitfalls Of Genetic Ancestry Tests
Viking DNA and The Pitfalls of Genetic Ancestry Tests
by Anna Källén, Stockholm University and Daniel Strand, Uppsala University
According to recent estimates, over 26 million people from across the world have purchased a genetic ancestry test. In…
How We Limit Our Abundance, Truth, Love, and Energy
How We Limit Our Abundance, Truth, Love, and Energy
by José Stevens, Ph.D.
What is prosperity? Many of you automatically think of prosperity as something primarily financial. However, this is…
Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set
Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set
by Jason Redman
Guess what? Life is unfair, and combat is unequivocally unfair. Crazy things happen in combat that you don’t expect and…
Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set (Video)
Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set (Video)
by Jason Redman
Guess what? Life is unfair, and combat is unequivocally unfair. Crazy things happen in combat that you don’t expect and…
From Dirt to Soil: Life's Manure Makes For Excellent Growth Potential
From Dirt to Soil: Life's Manure Makes For Excellent Growth Potential (Video)
by Alan Cohen
If you or I had met Joe during his risqué comedy stint, we might have judged him as a crude or sordid character. Yet we…
Age of Pisces to Age of Aquarius
Transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius
by Ray Grasse
The Age of Aries brought an awakening of the outwardly directed ego, but the more feminine Piscean Age brought about a…
At What Age Are People Usually Happiest? New Research Offers Surprising Clues
At What Age Are People Usually Happiest? New Research Offers Surprising Clues
by Clare Mehta, Emmanuel College
If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? Would you choose to be nine years old, absolved of…
3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students With Autism Develop Their Emotions
3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students With Autism Develop Their Emotions
by Dawn R. Mitchell White, University of South Florida
Many children with autism struggle to find the words to express how they feel. But when it comes to music, it’s an…
Anxious About Going Out Into The World? You're Not Alone, But There's Help
Anxious About Going Out Into The World? You're Not Alone, But There's Help
by Claudia Finkelstein, Michigan State University
It’s the moment we thought we were all waiting for…or is it? We were cautiously optimistic about the end of the…
Attaining The Hidden Treasure: Infinite Joy and Happiness
Attaining The Hidden Treasure: Infinite Joy and Happiness
by J. Donald Walters
We all seek permanent happiness. No one has, as his long-term goal, a happiness that is evanescent. More than anything…
Why Sustainability Rankings Don't Always Identify Sustainable Companies
Why Sustainability Rankings Don't Always Identify Sustainable Companies
by Rumina Dhalla and Felix Arndt, University of Guelph
As consumers and investors, we often look at environmental, social and governance (ESG) rankings to guide our purchase,…

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