Why There’s A Recovery Speed Limit After Mass Extinction
Why There’s A Recovery Speed Limit After Mass Extinction
by Monica Kortsha
New research links the long lag time in recovery after a mass extinction to evolution.
An Easy Way To Change How You Feel
An Easy Way To Change How You Feel
by Texas A&M University
Smiling really can make you feel happier, report researchers. The paper looked at nearly 50 years of data testing…
Hunting For A Solution To Excessive Easter Eggs Packaging
Hunting For A Solution To Excessive Easter Eggs Packaging
by Elliot Woolley
So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it’s the…
The Sacred in the Ordinary: Finding Opportunities To Do Good in Your Job
The Sacred in the Ordinary: Finding Opportunities To Do Good in Your Job
by Ric Giardina
It is no accident that you are working in your present organization or that you are working with and for the people you…
How Artificial Intelligence Promises Faster, More Accurate Health Diagnoses
How Artificial Intelligence Promises Faster, More Accurate Health Diagnoses
by Seokbum Ko
When Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo shockingly defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol in 2016, the terms artificial…
Did European Colonization Precipitate The Little Ice Age?
Did European Colonization Precipitate The Little Ice Age?
by Dagomar Degroot
Many of us think that rapid environmental change is a quintessentially modern crisis.
How You Can Choose To Forget A Memory
How You Can Choose To Forget A Memory
by Rachel Griess
Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, according to new research.
Can Caffeine Improve Your Exercise Performance?
Can Caffeine Improve Your Exercise Performance?
by Jozo Grgic, et al
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Nearly half the adult population in Australia drink it.
Why Are We So Moved By The Plight Of The Notre Dame?
Why Are We So Moved By The Plight Of The Notre Dame?
by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona and Cristina Garduño Freeman
Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in…
How Does Grief Affect Your Immune System?
How Does Grief Affect Your Immune System?
by Alexis Blue
A new review digs into existing research on the connection between grief and the immune system.
First Class Expectations for a First Class Experience
First Class Expectations for a First Class Experience
by Alan Cohen
Notice the strong correlation between our expectations and our experience? Everything that happens to us is related to…
Boys Aren’t Born With Any Better Spatial Reasoning Than Girls
Boys Aren’t Born With Any Better Spatial Reasoning Than Girls
by Carol Clark
Men aren’t born with better spatial reasoning than women are, a new meta-analysis suggests.
New Research Shows Bees Can Add And Subtract
New Research Shows Bees Can Add And Subtract
by Scarlett Howard, et al
The humble honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths including addition and subtraction, shows new research…
Here's How Workers Can Tell If They'll Be Replaced By Robots
Here's How Workers Can Tell If They'll Be Replaced By Robots
by Beth Humberd and Scott F. Latham
Walmart recently said it plans to deploy robots to scan shelves, scrub floors and perform other mundane tasks in its…
Heavy Periods Might Have An Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder
Heavy Periods Might Have An Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder
by Paula James
About 30 per cent of all women report heavy menstrual periods at some point during their reproductive years. Up to 15…
Do We Blame Climate Change For Last Summer’s Global Heat Waves
Do We Blame Climate Change For Last Summer’s Global Heat Waves
by Peter Rüegg
The only explanation for why heat waves affected so many areas over several months last summer is climate change,…
How Teens May Be Missing The Nuances Of Consent
How Teens May Be Missing The Nuances Of Consent
by Mollie Rappe
Teenagers have an overly simplistic understanding of consent that often ignores relevant non-verbal cues, a new study…
Creating a New Story Based On Respect
How To Create A New Story Based On Respect
by Jim PathFinder Ewing
The yearning that so many of us feel for a “return to the earth” can be seen as acknowledgment that something is…
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How To Make Tax Fairer And More Transparent
by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
To end austerity and make the economy work better for the whole country requires transforming the tax system.
Should Veganism Receive The Same Legal Protection As A Religion?
Should Veganism Receive The Same Legal Protection As A Religion?
by Jonathan Seglow
Veganism is on the rise globally – but it can be contentious. Only recently, the editor of a food magazine joked that…
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What You Need To Know About Advance Care End Of Your Life Directives
by Nola Ries
Many agree on the factors contributing to a good death. People want to be treated with dignity, have relief from pain…
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What To Teach Your Children For A Safer World
by Anna Halafoff, et al
Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of…
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Alzheimer's Disease: Have We Got The Cause All Wrong?
by Vicky Jones
Early in the 20th century, Alois Alzheimer first described a disorder of progressive memory loss and confusion in a…
The Carbon Tax That Would Leave Households Better Off
The Carbon Tax That Would Leave Households Better Off
by Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon
Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for…
Taking Inner Inventory: Who Do I Pretend To Be? What Do I Need?
Taking Inner Inventory: Who Do I Pretend To Be? What Do I Need?
by Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
Ask yourself, "Who do I pretend to be?" Sometimes we become so immersed in who we think we are -- or who others imagine…
InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
A Chinese proverb is reputed to say, "May you live in interesting times" and it is considered both a blessing and a…
Horoscope Week: April 15th - 21st, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: April 15th - 21st, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
The Bubble: A Superhero Shield With Special Powers
The Bubble: A Superhero Shield With Special Powers
by Dominique Antiglio
Perhaps you’re feeling a little chaotic in your mind — or worrying about everything and losing sight of what is…
The Better City Bike Maps Are Made By Volunteers
The Better City Bike Maps Are Made By Volunteers
by Colin Ferster and Meghan Winters
Not all bike routes are equal. Some places that are marked as bike routes on a map feel precarious when traversed on…
Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
by Carla Marie Manly, PhD
It’s time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. “What?” you might exclaim. “I don’t want to be uncomfortable.…
Hey Siri! Why Are Food Retailers So Slow To Embrace Technology?
Hey Siri! Why Are Food Retailers So Slow To Embrace Technology?
by Sylvain Charlebois
Your own voice will likely become the most significant focus for food retailers and restaurants over the next little…
Why Can't We Fix Our Own Electronic Devices?
Why Can't We Fix Our Own Electronic Devices?
by Sara Behdad
Traditionally, when a car breaks down, the solution has been to fix it. Repair manuals, knowledgeable mechanics and…
What Makes The Impossible Burger Look And Taste Like Real Beef?
What Makes The Impossible Burger Look And Taste Like Real Beef?
by Mark R. O'Brian
People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would diminish…
Why Fox News Isn’t The Entire Problem
Why Fox News Isn’t The Entire Problem
by Michael J. Socolow
Recently, The New York Times purported to explain “How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World.” This…
Empathy Is The Secret Ingredient That Makes Cooperation And Civilization Possible
Empathy Is The Secret Ingredient That Makes Cooperation And Civilization Possible
by Arunas L. Radzvilavicius
Human societies are so prosperous mostly because of how altruistic we are. Unlike other animals, people cooperate even…
Fix It For Me...Please!
Fix It For Me...Please!
by Marie T. Russell
Many of us were raised on Fairy Tales...where Prince Charming rushed in to the rescue, the fairy Godmother waved her…
Why Pay Transparency Alone Won't Eliminate The Persistent Wage Gap Between Men And Women
Why Pay Transparency Alone Won't Eliminate The Persistent Wage Gap Between Men And Women
by Nancy Modesitt
No matter how you slice the data, women in the U.S. earn a lot less than men. A typical woman working full-time makes…
3 Ways Pollution Can Be Turned Into Something Useful
3 Ways Pollution Can Be Turned Into Something Useful
by Maria Sotenko
Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are…
Pursuing Happiness for Tomorrow? Find Joy in Today
Pursuing Happiness for Tomorrow? Find Joy in Today
by Christina Reeves and Dimitrios Spanos
During my own transformation, I came face-to-face with all my needs, wants, patterns and beliefs and I learned to see…
Becoming Aware of the Voices in Your Head
Becoming Aware of the Voices in Your Head
by LouAnne Lidwig
Once upon a time, a boy named Alexander was living on an island in the middle of the ocean. He was joined by a special…
This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like
This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like
by Rachel Leonard, et al
Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal…
Can A Country Can Never Be Too Rich, Too Beautiful Or Too Full Of People
Can A Country Be Too Rich, Too Beautiful Or Too Full Of People
by Jay L. Zagorsky
“Our Country is FULL!” U.S. President Donald Trump recently tweeted. He was referring to immigrants, but the rhetorical…
Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful Relationships
Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful Relationships
by Marni Feuerman
The development of trust in a relationship is highly depen­dent upon two core concepts: empathy and attunement.…
Why It's Hard To Remove, Or Even Diagnose, Mentally Ill Or Unstable Presidents
Why It's Hard To Remove, Or Even Diagnose, Mentally Ill Or Unstable Presidents
by John Rogan and Joseph J. Fins
In the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, members of Congress set out to update the procedures for…
A User's Guide To Self-driving Cars
A User's Guide To Self-driving Cars
by Francesco Biondi
You may remember the cute Google self-driving car. In 2014, the tech giant announced their brand-new prototype of what…
Tackling Climate Change With Small, Sensitive Interventions
Tackling Climate Change With Small, Sensitive Interventions
by Matthew Carl Ives, et al
Search online for “climate change” and “tipping points” and you’ll find some scary results.
How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools
How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools
by Sarah Riggs Stapleton
One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their…
A New Drug Promises To Lower Risks Of Asthma Attack
A New Drug Promises To Lower Risks Of Asthma Attack
by Himanshu Kaul
A recent study shows that a gamechanger drug called Fevipiprant promises to lower patients’ risks of suffering an…
What Happens To Rural And Small Town Trump Voters After Trump Is Gone?
What Happens To Rural And Small Town Trump Voters After Trump Is Gone?
by J. Edwin Benton
If one word can capture the sentiment of rural and small-town dwellers in recent years, it is “resentment.”
Why The US Great Plains Has Such Epic Weather
Why The US Great Plains Has Such Epic Weather
by Russ Schumacher
From 78 degrees on Tuesday to snow on Wednesday? Swings like this aren’t unusual in the central United States, where…
Electric Bikes Can Boost Older People's Mental Performance And Their Well-being
Electric Bikes Can Boost Older People's Mental Performance And Their Well-being
by Louise-Ann Leyland, et
Getting on your bicycle can give you an enormous sense of freedom and enjoyment. It can increase your independence and…
When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles
When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles
by Maria Saxton
Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet. Much of this…
Can You Hold? Having an Experience of Silence...
Can You Hold? Having an Experience of Silence...
by Jennifer Phillips
Silence is not particularly my thing. I remember, many years ago, when my closest and dearest friend shared with me…
Should I Say Disabled Person Or Person With A Disability'?⁠
Should I Say Disabled Person Or Person With A Disability'?⁠
by Mary Ann McColl
Recently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back…
Did A Censored Female Writer Inspire Hemingway's Famous Style?
Did A Censored Female Writer Inspire Hemingway's Famous Style?
by Cynthia Wachtell
Virtually everyone has heard of Ernest Hemingway. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows of Ellen N. La…
Data Show How American Mothers Balance Work And Family
How American Mothers Balance Work And Family
by Alexandra Killewald and Xiaolin Zhuo
Almost 70% of American mothers with children under 18 work for pay. But motherhood remains disruptive for many women’s…
How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age
How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age
by Anita Setarehnejad and Ruth Fairchild
Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see…
Michelle Obama Is A Surprise Textbook Example Of How Women Thrive And Grow
Michelle Obama Is A Surprise Textbook Example Of How Women Thrive And Grow
by Ruthellen Josselson
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” can be read in many ways: as a political memoir, as a story of being black and aspiring in…
How US Tax Laws Discriminate Against Women, Gays And People Of Color
How US Tax Laws Discriminate Against Women, Gays And People Of Color
by Anthony C. Infanti
What and how a country chooses to tax says a lot about its values. A core value built into the DNA of America, for…
Why Giant Statues Of Hindu Gods And Leaders Are Making Muslims In India Nervous
Why Giant Statues Of Hindu Gods And Leaders Are Making Muslims In India Nervous
by Indulata Prasad
Statues – big statues, the largest in the world – are being built all across India. Like many public monuments, they…
Why Fathers Are Vitally Important To Their Kids' Health And To Public Health Research
Why Fathers Are Vitally Important To Their Kids' Health And To Public Health Research
by Jess Haines
Helping our children to develop healthy eating, exercise and screen-time behaviours is an important public health goal…
How Technology Is Transforming Farming
How Technology Is Transforming Farming
by Sarah Rotz and Mervyn Horgan
There’s a lot of talk about digital technology and smartcities, but what about smart farms?
If Money Were No Object, What Would You Truly Desire To Do?
If Money Were No Object, What Would You Truly Desire To Do?
by Julia Cameron
If money were no object, what would you truly desire to do? This is a question well worth asking. Many delights are…
Rejection Of Subsidies For Coal And Nuclear Power Is A Win For Fact-based Policymaking
Rejection Of Subsidies For Coal And Nuclear Power Is A Win For Fact-based Policymaking
by Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has repeatedly expressed concern over the past year about the reliability of our national…
Why Some Firms Are Getting Rid Of Middle Managers
Why Some Firms Are Getting Rid Of Middle Managers
by Massimo Garbuio and Nidthida Lin
The trend of “flat” organisations is catching on at some of the world’s biggest companies. It’s easy to see the appeal…
Should Euthanasia Be Available For People With Existential Suffering?
Should Euthanasia Be Available For People With Existential Suffering?
by Xavier Symons and Udo Schüklenk
Euthanasia debates often focus on people experiencing unbearable physiological or psychological suffering. But research…
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Why It's Time To Lay The Stereotype Of The Teen Brain To Rest
by Dan Romer
A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be…
How To Pay For A Green New Deal
How To Pay For A Green New Deal
by Edward Barbier
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive…
Why Scandinavia May Not Be The Happiest Place On Earth After All
Why Scandinavia May Not Be The Happiest Place On Earth After All
by Ziggi Ivan Santini, et al
The Nordic countries are consistently ranked as the happiest countries in the world according to World Happiness…
How Taking Selfies Can Take You Out Of The Moment
How Taking Selfies Can Take You Out Of The Moment
by Eileen Reynolds
Taking pictures for the purpose of sharing can detract from the enjoyment of the experience, according to new research.