Are You As Grateful As You Deserve To Be?
Are You As Grateful As You Deserve To Be?
by Richard Gunderman
As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by…
Spinster, Old Maid or Self-Partnered – Why Words For Single Women Have Changed Through Time
Spinster, Old Maid or Self-Partnered – Why Words For Single Women Have Changed Through Time
by Amy Froide
In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead of…
How To Pick The Right Amount To Spend On Holiday Gifts
How To Pick The Right Amount To Spend On Holiday Gifts
by Jay L. Zagorsky
To find the “perfect” gift, Americans will spend about 15 hours shopping. Women will do about twice as much as men. And…
How We Can Reverse Antibiotic Resistance. Here's How Sweden Is Doing It
We Can Reverse Antibiotic Resistance. Here's How Sweden Is Doing It
by Mina Bakhit, et al
The antibiotic resistance threat is real. In the years to come, we will no longer be able to treat and cure many…
One In Four Children And Young People Show Signs Of Addiction To Smartphones
One In Four Children and Young People Show Signs of Addiction to Smartphones
by Ben Carter and Nicola Kalk
Love them or hate them, smartphones have become ubiquitous in everyday life. And while they have many positive uses,…
Do Politicians Break Their Promises Once In Government? What The Evidence Says
Do Politicians Break Their Promises Once In Government? What The Evidence Says
by Fraser McMillan
The conventional wisdom holds that politicians can’t be trusted to keep their promises, yet decades of research across…
Beginner's Mind: How to Have a Love Affair with Life
Beginner's Mind: How to Have a Love Affair with Life
by Lee Lozowick
Life should be a grand, majestic affair -- the good, the bad, and the indifferent. If one day is a misery, be…
Don't Be Victimized: How People Get Away With Fraud
Don't Be Victimized: How People Get Away With Fraud
by Cassandra Cross
It is easy for those of us who have ignored emails from Nigerian princes or refused to transfer money on behalf of an…
Are Dog Years For Real? An Explanation Of Calculating Canine Age
by Christian Yates
If your dog has been alive and kicking its paws about for a decade, the widely held belief is that it has aged as much…
Why Trigger Warnings Don’t Help People Cope With Distressing Material
Why Trigger Warnings Don’t Help People Cope With Distressing Material
by Christian Jarrett
The use of trigger warnings has since spread. The warnings have become another battlefield in the culture wars, with…
Before You Let Your Child Quit Music Lessons, Try These 5 Things
by Timothy McKenry
The main reasons for children ending music lessons are boring lessons, frustration at a lack of progress, disliking…
High-intensity Exercise Improves Memory and Wards Off Dementia
by Jennifer J Heisz
For the first time in human history, older people outnumber younger people. This has created unique health challenges.…
The Five Corrupt Pillars Of Climate Change Denial
by Mark Maslin
The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt…
Effortless Meditation to Move From Fear Into Love
Effortless Meditation To Go From Fear Into Courage and Intuition
by Osho
Fold your hands together in your lap, with the right hand underneath the left hand -- the position is important because…
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
Stress is a part of life. We might think it has escalated in this "day-and-age", but perhaps each century, each decade,…
Horoscope Week: December 2 to 8, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: December 2 to 8, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Fear, Anxiety, Panic: The Brain Needs A Certain Level Of Stress Hormones To Func­tion At Its Peak
Fear, Anxiety, Panic: The Brain Needs A Certain Level Of Stress Hormones To Function At Its Peak
by Tom Bunn
When we are calm, reflective function has no trouble de­termining what is real and what is imaginary. But stress…
Returning to Your Natural State of Health and Happiness
Self-Healing: Returning to Your Natural State of Health and Happiness
by Martin Brofman
You can either choose to allow yourself to be healed by another, or to do the healing yourself. Do whatever is…
Got Cravings? Use A Break-Your-Craving-State Technique
Got Cravings? Use A Break-Your-Craving-State Technique
by Rena Greenberg
When we enter a state of having intense food cravings, it is often because we are reacting to a particular trigger,…
How Romance Scammers Make You Fall In Love With Them
How Romance Scammers Make You Fall In Love With Them
by Natalie Gately and James McCue
Maria Exposto, a Sydney grandmother who fell victim to a romance scam and became an unwitting drug mule, couldn’t have…
’Tis The Season To Say Things We Later Regret – And New Research Tells Us Why
’Tis The Season To Say Things We Later Regret – And New Research Tells Us Why
by Brent Coker
Christmas is a stressful time for many, so not surprisingly it’s also known as the season for arguments.
Fluorescent Lighting In School Could Be Harming Your Child's Health And Ability To Read
by Arnold J Wilkins
Schools began to introduce fluorescent lighting in the mid 1950s and rows of these low cost, long life, high efficacy…
How Computer Models Predict Where We’ll Go As Seas Rise
How Computer Models Predict Where We’ll Go As Seas Rise
by Elizabeth Fussell and David Wrathall
A new modeling approach can help us better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels…
Freedom From An Attachment to Guilt & Fear of Love
Freedom From An Attachment to Guilt and Fear of Love
by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
'Our present thoughts and choices are the sole determiner of our present experience.' Because this statement is so…
The Undeniable Benefits Of Reporting Negative News
The Undeniable Benefits Of Reporting Negative News
by Jodie Jackson
Negativity has become a key indicator for how newsworthy a story is considered to be, not only by the industry but also…
How to Break Up When a Relationship Is Over
How to Constructively Handle the Ending of a Relationship
by Jude Bijou
The question often is, "How can I call it quits with my partner in a constructive way?" First, end a relationship…
Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
by Andreas Busch
When it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to…
Why Your Personality Traits Can Change With Some Work
Why Your Personality Traits Can Change With Some Work
by Wiebke Bleidorn and Christopher Hopwood
Personality traits can change through persistent intervention and major life events, a review of recent research…
Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
by Ciara McCabe
It’s the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain’s feel-good chemical known as dopamine – cutting back on…
4 Tips For Handling Holiday Talks About The Climate Crisis
4 Tips For Handling Holiday Talks About The Climate Crisis
by Sarah Finnie Robinson and Arunima Krishna
How can you talk about the science behind climate change with relatives who are disengaged, doubtful, or dismissive of…
Is Virtue Signalling A Perversion Of Morality?
Is Virtue Signalling A Perversion Of Morality?
by Neil Levy
People engage in moral talk all the time. When they make moral claims in public, one common response is to dismiss them…
Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your Mind
Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your Mind
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
As you forgive others, you are freeing yourself as well as them. As M. Scott Peck writes: 'The reason to forgive others…
How Running Is Not So Much A Liberating Hobby But More A Cult
How Endurance Running Is Not So Much A Liberating Hobby But More A Cult
by Carys Egan-Wyer
Endurance running is in. Fitness enthusiasts and elite runners alike spend their weekends pounding the pavements and…
Why Men Are Far More At Risk To Depression Than Women In Deprived Areas
Why Men Are Far More At Risk To Depression Than Women In Deprived Areas
by Olivia Remes
Depression is a major cause of disability around the world, and if left untreated, can lead to substance abuse, anxiety…
America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double.
Could A High-Tech Toilet Seat Help Prevent Hospital Readmissions?
by Nicholas Conn
America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double.
Shaved, Shaped And Slit - Eyebrows Through The Ages
Shaved, Shaped and Slit - Eyebrows Through The Ages
by Lydia Edwards
Eyebrows can turn a smile into a leer, a grumpy pout into a come hither beckoning, and sad, downturned lips into a…
How Wildlife Are Exposed To More Pollution Than Previously Thought
How Wildlife Are Exposed To More Pollution Than Previously Thought
by Diane Orihel
Sometimes, pollution is blatantly obvious: the iridescent slick of an oil spill, goopy algae washing up on a beach or…
Why Your Employer-Sponsored Insurance May Ultimately Not Be Good For You
by Dana Goldman
The Democratic presidential debates, which resume Sept. 12, have highlighted a deep disagreement over the future…
20 Ways to Live More in the Present
20 Ways to Live in the Present, Right Here, Right Now
by John Kuypers
Twenty ways to become more present including getting enough sleep, listening to your body, and more.
How To Tell If Your Digital Addiction Is Ruining Your Life
How To Tell If Your Digital Addiction Is Ruining Your Life
by Terri R. Kurtzberg
The fear that digital distractions are ruining our lives and friendships is widespread.
Why It Seems Like Your Friends Have More To Be Thankful For
Why It Seems Like Your Friends Have More To Be Thankful For
by Kristina Lerman
Have you ever felt like everyone else has so much more to be thankful for? Check your Facebook or Instagram feed: Your…
Why We Need To Stop Medicalizing Loneliness Because History Reveals It's Society That Needs Mending
Why We Need To Stop Medicalizing Loneliness Because History Reveals It's Society That Needs Mending
by Fay Bound Alberti
What does loneliness sound like? I asked this question on Twitter recently. You might expect that people would say…
Why A Measured Transition To Electric Vehicles Would Benefit The US
Why A Measured Transition To Electric Vehicles Would Benefit The US
by David M. Hart
Climate plans are the order of the day in the presidential primary campaign because carbon pollution is a global threat…
Kids Facing Effects Of Climate Change Are Taking Their Governments To Court
Kids Facing Effects Of Climate Change Are Taking Their Governments To Court
by Margot Young
Frustrated by government failure to respond to the climate crisis adequately, citizens are taking to the courts.
Why Women Who Suffered Child Abuse Have Worse Menopause Symptoms
Why Women Who Suffered Child Abuse Have Worse Menopause Symptoms
by Rebecca Renkas
Hot flashes or night sweats — called vasomotor symptoms or VMS — might be more than just a nuisance for menopausal…
11 28 emotions in motion barbara semple
Emotions in Motion: Emotions and Immune Power
by Barbara J. Semple
'Energy in motion' can be used for good or bad, the same as a pencil can be used to draw a beautiful picture or to poke…
Maybe You're Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?
Could You Be Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?
by Brigitte Mars
Current estimates suggest that addictions affect one-third of the population in the United States. Of course, when most…
Here's A Therapy Playlist To Calm The Mind
Here's A Therapy Playlist To Calm The Mind
by Elizabeth Coombes
It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and stressed has become the norm. But…
How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
by Lauren Green
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people. In fact,…
Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine And Beer
Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine and Beer
by Antonis Rokas
It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those…
2020 Campaign Shows The More Women Run, The More They Are Treated Like Candidates
2020 Campaign: As More Women Run for President, The More They Are Taken Seriously
by Elizabeth C. Tippett
When Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, she was depicted as “Mrs. Satan” in a political cartoon.
Why Workers In The Gig Economy Feel Lonely And Powerless
Why Workers In The Gig Economy Feel Lonely and Powerless
by Paul Glavin, et al
Are gig workers lonely and isolated? Or independent and liberated?
Crime And Punishment: Rural People Are More Punitive Than City Dwellers
Crime and Punishment: Rural People Are More Punitive Than City Dwellers
by Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Jenny Wise
Public attitudes towards punishment have been a key area of research in criminology. Criminologists are interested in…
Practice Bringing Yourself To A Relaxed State
Feeling Stressed? Here's An Exercise To Bring You Into Deep Relaxation
by Shakti Gawain
This exercise is designed for very deep relaxation. The instructions given here will help you achieve a balanced and…
Celebrity Greens Kale And Seaweed Were Once Considered A Food Of Last Resort
Kale And Seaweed Were Once Considered A Food Of Last Resort
by Lauren Alex O' Hagan
Many of our diets are, to some extent, determined by the whims of fashion. This is not an astute observation, nor a…
Nature Versus Nurture: How Modern Science Is Rewriting It
Nature Versus Nurture: How Modern Science Is Rewriting It
by Kevin Mitchell and Uta Frith
The question of whether it is genes or environment that largely shapes human behaviour has been debated for centuries.
To Win A Climate Election, Parties Need Ambition, Not Compromise With The Fossil Fuel Industry
To Win A Climate Election, Parties Need Ambition, Not Compromise With The Fossil Fuel Industry
by Marc Hudson
The UK will go to the polls on December 12 for the third time in four years. Climate change didn’t make waves in…
Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests
Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests
by Henry F. (Chip) Carey
Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago,…
How New Implants Are Helping Link Brains To Computers
by Yunlong Zhao
The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate…
Three Female Philosophers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of In The Field Of Big Consciousness
Three Female Philosophers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of In The Field Of Big Consciousness
by Emily Thomas
Ask anyone to name a philosopher and they’ll likely name a man. So, let’s turn the spotlight on three women: Mary…
You Must Either Love or Fear. Which Is It?
You Must Either Love or Fear. Which Is It?
by Sylvia Browne
"In the name of God" we have created more atrocities than any one person or group could ever think up. In truth, all of…
When Keeping Cats Indoors, How To Ensure Your Pet Is Happy
When Keeping Cats Indoors, How To Ensure Your Pet Is Happy
by Mark Farnworth and Lauren Finka
By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, while one in three will share their city with at least half…
How Do Brains Tune In To One Neural Signal Out Of Billions?
How Do Brains Tune In To One Neural Signal Out Of Billions?
by Salvatore Domenic Morgera
The human brain sends hundreds of billions of neural signals each second. It’s an extraordinarily complex feat.
Is It OK To Listen To Music While Studying?
Is It OK To Listen To Music While Studying?
by Timothy Byron
In a nutshell, music puts us in a better mood, which makes us better at studying – but it also distracts us, which…
What Does Our Attention Span Really Mean?
What Does Our Attention Span Really Mean?
by Katherine Johnson
What exactly is an attention span? Does it relate to intelligence? Can it change?
Why Britain Is A Nation Of Pet Lovers
Why Britain Is A Nation Of Pet Lovers
by Jane Hamlett
Britain was the first country in the world to start a welfare charity for animals, as early as 1824. Now, almost 20m…
3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies
3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies
by Ryan Plummer, et al
Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere two per cent of the Earth’s…
Knock Knock...Who's There?
Knock! Knock! Who's There, Really
by Michael D. Johnson
The dream we once had has been fulfilled and yet there is a yearning for something more, a knowing deep within that I…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
Most people think of Thanksgiving day as a time to give thanks for our blessings, for our abundance -- and that's…
Choosing Gratefulness “In Spite Of”
Choosing Gratefulness “In Spite Of”
by M.J. Ryan
We can’t wait until everything is OK—with us or with the rest of the world—to feel thankful, or we will never…