Is Humanity Doomed Because We Can't Plan For The Long Term?
Is Humanity Doomed Because We Can't Plan For The Long Term?
by Robin Dunbar et al
While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the…
Covid-19, the rapid saliva test promises results in five ...
What's The New Coronavirus Saliva Test, and How Does It Work?
by Deborah Williamson, et al
A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks…
How Should I Clean My Cloth Mask?
How Should I Clean My Cloth Mask?
by Brett Mitchell and Philip Russo
Face coverings, such as cloth masks, are mandatory for all Victorians and are being recommended for public use in some…
Are You Your Personality? Did It Come From Your Parents?
Are You Your Personality? Is Your Personality Flexible or Inflexible?
by Roberto Kaplan
Consider for a moment the possibility of your personality acting as your mask, as the protection you don for the world.…
Link Between Autism and Eating Disorders May Be Due To An Inability To Identify Emotions
Link Between Autism and Eating Disorders May Be Due To An Inability To Identify Emotions
by Rachel Moseley and Laura Renshaw-Vuillier
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. They don’t discriminate, affecting people of…
4 Reasons Why Some People Become Super Smellers
4 Reasons Why Some People Become Super Smellers
by Carl Philpott
Do certain smells make you feel uncomfortable, even nauseous? Or is your nose so good that you can detect even the…
Twitter Posts Show That People Are Profoundly Sad – And Are Visiting Parks To Cheer Up
Twitter Posts Show That People Are Profoundly Sad – And Are Visiting Parks To Cheer Up
by Joe Romanand Taylor Ricketts
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise in a dozen years.
Reducing the Obesity Stigma: Are We Over Weight Yet?
Reducing the Obesity Stigma: Are We Over Weight Yet?
by Sara FL Kirk et al
The 2019 report from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam focused on addressing different forms of…
But Is It Art? Standup Comedy and The Quest For Cultural Credibility
But Is It Art? Standup Comedy and The Quest For Cultural Credibility
by Sebastian Bloomfield
This singling out of comedy clubs once again brings into focus the disdain that the ACE has displayed for standup in…
4 Tips To Help Kids Go Back To School During Covid-19
4 Tips To Help Kids Go Back To School During Covid-19
by Laura Oleniacz
There are ways to ease the transition back to school for kids, parents, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beloved Friend: The Practice of Gazing at the Beloved
The Three Requirements of a Human Being
by Will Johnson
Can a man who longs for a woman to complete him really believe that he needs to do nothing more than lose himself in…
Buddhist Monks Have Reversed Roles In Thailand – Now They Are The Ones Donating Goods To Others
Buddhist Monks Have Reversed Roles In Thailand – Now They Are The Ones Donating Goods To Others
by Brooke Schedneck
The offering of food and material goods to monks is an essential part of the daily practice of Buddhism in Thailand.…
Muddy Knees And Climbing Trees: How A Summer Playing Outdoors Can Help Children Recharge
Muddy Knees and Climbing Trees: How A Summer Playing Outdoors Can Help Children Recharge
by Avril Rowley
Most adults will remember spending much of their childhood playing outdoors without much parental supervision. But…
What Groundhog Day And My Time In A Monastery Taught Me About Lockdown
What Groundhog Day and My Time In A Monastery Taught Me About Lockdown
by Dawn LaValle Norman
Stage 4 lockdown is upon Melbourne for the next six weeks. How do we cope with the new normal of staying in our houses…
Settlers like these in Custer County, Nebraska, in 1870, got free or low-cost land from the government under the Homestead Act.
The Fight Against Inequality Is As Old As America Itself
by Daniel Mandell
Americans are increasingly worried about the rising tide of economic inequality, as fewer control more wealth. But…
Tested Positive For Covid-19? Here's What Happens Next – And Why Day 5 Is Crucial
Tested Positive For Covid-19? Here's What Happens Next – And Why Day 5 Is Crucial
by Julian Elliott
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise, many are asking: what happens if I test positive? With no known cure and no…
How To Get Your Kids Used To Face Masks
How To Get Your Kids Used To Face Masks
by Matthew Oates
Having kids wearing a mask doesn’t have to be a daily battle, says a nursing expert.
We Have A Choice: We Can Transmute Negativity
We Have A Choice: We Can Transmute Negativity
by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
It is hard for us to fathom the true significance of the unique events taking place on Earth, but they are…
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Netflix’s Cursed: Retelling Of Arthurian Legend Puts Women Centre Stage In An Era Of Female Leadership
by Marta Cobb
Netflix’s new series Cursed, based on the illustrated novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, is a retelling of the…
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How Lockdown Changed People's Feelings About Drinking And Going Back To The Pub
by Emily Nicholls and Dominic Conroy
Among the raft of changes following the UK’s coronavirus lockdown in March 2020 was the closure of pubs – an integral…
These Dogs Are Trained To Sniff Out The Coronavirus. Most Have A 100% Success Rate
These Dogs Are Trained To Sniff Out The Coronavirus. Most Have A 100% Success Rate
by Susan Hazel and Anne-Lise Chaber
We’re part of an international research team, led by Dominique Grandjean at France’s National Veterinary School of…
Major Depressive Episodes Are Way More Common Than We Knew
Here's How The Body Reacts To One-off Overeating
by Aaron Hengist et al
Whether it’s a summer barbecue with friends, your favourite fast food takeaway, or Christmas dinner, we can probably…
How Drugs Like Mdma And Lsd Are Transforming Therapy
How Drugs Like MDMA And LSD+ Are Transforming Therapy
by U. Chicago
The latest research shows that drugs like MDMA and LSD could radically change how some people engage with therapy.
Major Depressive Episodes Are Way More Common Than We Knew
Major Depressive Episodes Are Way More Common Than We Knew
by Yale
The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far…
Follow Your Heart's Desire and Fulfill Your Life's Potential
Follow Your Heart's Desire and Fulfill Your Life's Potential
by Paula Bonnell
Everyone has dreams. You may dismiss them, wish them into your life or escape into them, but there is always one inside…
The Female Brain: Why Damaging Myths About Women And Science Keep Coming Back In New Forms
The Female Brain: Why Damaging Myths About Women And Science Keep Coming Back In New Forms
by Gina Rippon
In 1879, French polymath Gustave Le Bon wrote that even in “the most intelligent races” there “are a large number of…
3 Ways To Promote Social Skills In Homebound Kids
3 Ways To Promote Social Skills In Homebound Kids
by Elizabeth Englander
With the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse in most of the country, a growing number of school districts…
Chinese Power Animals and Their Corresponding Sun Signs
Chinese Power Animals and Their Corresponding Sun Signs
by Pamela Leigh Powers.
It is commonly agreed that the Chinese lunar calendar and its animals coincide generally with the Western astrology Sun…
How To Keep Your Home Workspace Safe And Hygienic
How To Keep Your Home Workspace Safe And Hygienic
by Libby Sander, Lotti Tajouri, and Rashed Alghafri
The onset of COVID-19 saw a dramatic shift, with many in the workforce suddenly finding themselves working from home.
What Literature Can Tell Us About People's Struggle With Their Faith During A Pandemic
What Literature Can Tell Us About People's Struggle With Their Faith During A Pandemic
by Agnes Mueller
A recent Pew Research poll found that religious faith had deepened for a quarter of Americans because of the…
Do Face Mask Rules Really Violate Personal Liberty?
Do Face Mask Rules Really Violate Personal Liberty?
by Gwilym David Blunt
Several hundred people assembled in London’s Hyde Park in July 2020 to protest rules making face masks mandatory in…
Climate Denial Hasn't Gone Away – Here's How To Spot Arguments For Delaying Climate Action
Climate Denial Hasn't Gone Away – Here's How To Spot Arguments For Delaying Climate Action
by Stuart Capstick
In new research, we have identified what we call 12 “discourses of delay”. These are ways of speaking and writing about…
Consensus Reality: Are We All Sharing The Same Illusion?
Consensus Reality: Are We All Sharing The Same Illusion?
by Steven Liebowitz
Consensus reality occurs when others agree with our dominant conframes and we all forget that we're only dealing with…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 2, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 2, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we focus on seeing things differently... Rather than seeing through the lens of our old beliefs and…
Astrological Overview: August 3 - 9, 2020
Horoscope Current Week: August 3 - 9, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Expansion: Growing Beyond Limits and Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Expansion: Growing Beyond Limits and Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
by Terri-Ann Russell
It can be difficult for some people to step outside their comfort zone -- for me that is definitely the case. Who…
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How We Rely On Older Adults, Especially During Pandemics
by Sally Chivers
“Unprecedented” might be the word of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many, especially older adults, life has taken many…
Glad to Be Human
Glad to Be Human: Finding Numberless Reasons To Feel Grateful and Hopeful
by Irene O'Garden
Our five senses, our fantastic curiosity, our exhilarating emotional capacity are just a few of our avenues to…
Why Coronavirus Outbreaks Are Inevitable If Schools Reopen In Many Areas
Why Coronavirus Outbreaks Are Inevitable If Schools Reopen In Many Areas
by Joseph Magnet
As school boards across Ontario consider reopening in September, parents worry about two things: Will my children and I…
We're More Likely To Let Our Guard Down Around Those We Love Most
We're More Likely To Let Our Guard Down Around Those We Love Most
by Holly Seale
People are not necessarily keeping their distance in their family home. It’s a natural thing, you let your guard down.
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Why We Need To Understand Food's Murky Supply Chains
by Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka
Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you’re thinking…
Meditation for a Growing Sense of Inner Peace and Serenity
Meditation for a Growing Sense of Inner Peace and Serenity
by Betty Bethards
Our energy level and mental programs are the major contributing factors to how we interpret what's going on in our…
Remembering Who We Are Destined To Be and Letting What No Longer Serves Us "Die"
Remembering Who We Are Destined To Be and Letting What No Longer Serves Us "Die"
by Jennifer T. Gehl
In order for more life to flow through our earthly existence, we need to let that which no longer serves our…
Are We Really Doomed If We Don't Manage To Curb Emissions By 2030?
Are We Really Doomed If We Don't Manage To Curb Emissions By 2030?
by Robert McLachlan
Humanity is not doomed, not now or even in a worst-case scenario in 2030. But avoiding doom — either the end or…
The Elephant in the Room: You Can Ignore Him But He's Still There
The Elephant in the Room: You Can Ignore Him But He's Still There
by Jane Duncan Rogers
Humans often spend an inordinate amount of time and energy avoiding the fact that there is an elephant in the room.…
6 Things to Consider When Planning a Vegetable Garden
How The Pandemic May Change What We Eat
by Pat Harriman
The pandemic may raise widespread awareness of the production, processing, and distribution of food to new heights.
Why Social Media Users Are More Likely To Believe Bunk Covid Facts
Why Social Media Users Are More Likely To Believe Bunk Covid Facts
by Shirley Cardenas
People who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, according to a new…
5 Top Tips For Managing Your Personal Finances During Coronavirus
5 Top Tips For Managing Your Personal Finances During Coronavirus
by Jonquil Lowe
When it comes to money, coronavirus has split the nation. Financial stress dominates for many of the 9.5 million…
I Listened, and Learned: Taking The Time to Talk and Listen
I Listened, and Learned: Taking The Time to Talk and Listen
by Janis Amatuzio, M.D.
My mother, my great encourager and supporter, listened patiently as I read her the last chapter of this book, and she…
The Healing Funeral: A Masterful Reframe on Endings
The Healing Funeral: A Masterful Reframe on Endings
by Alan Cohen
Consider a challenge you may now perceive - a financial struggle, relationship issue, or health problem. If you regard…
Adjusting Your View and Making Peace a Priority
Adjusting Your View and Making Peace a Priority
by Jean Walters
If you are nervous with a new assignment or situation, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t go through with…
Could  The Love Hormone Oxytocin Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?
Could The Love Hormone Oxytocin Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?
by Eleftheria Kodosaki
Oxytocin is often called “the love hormone” because of its role in social bonding, reproduction and childbirth. This…
The Road To Electric Vehicles With Lower Sticker Prices Than Gas Cars – Battery Costs Explained
The Road To Electric Vehicles With Lower Sticker Prices Than Gas Cars – Battery Costs Explained
by Venkat Viswanathan, et al
Electric vehicle sales have grown exponentially in recent years, accompanied by dropping prices. However, adoption of…
Timeouts Improve Kids' Behavior If You Do Them The Right Way
Timeouts Improve Kids' Behavior If You Do Them The Right Way
by Lucy (Kathleen) McGoron
With parents spending more time with their children than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their need for discipline…
Does Coronavirus Linger In The Body? What We Know About How Viruses In General Hang On In The Brain And Testicles
Does Coronavirus Linger In The Body? What We Know About How Viruses In General Hang On In The Brain And Testicles
by William Petri
As millions of people are recovering from COVID-19, an unanswered question is the extent to which the virus can “hide…
Ancient Times -- New Times: It's Your Choice
Ancient Times -- New Times: It's Your Choice
by Linda Berman
Many people like to look back on history, glean from it what they can, and apply it to their everyday lives. This is…
My Talk With Jane Goodall: Vegetarianism, Animal Welfare And The Power Of Children’s Advocacy
My Talk With Jane Goodall: Vegetarianism, Animal Welfare and The Power Of Children’s Advocacy
by Clive Phillips
This month marks 60 years since Dame Jane Goodall first ventured into the wilds of Gombe, Tanzania, at the tender age…
Why We Shouldn't Blame Cats For Destroying Wildlife
Why We Shouldn't Blame Cats For Destroying Wildlife
by William S. Lynn, et al
A number of conservationists claim cats are a zombie apocalypse for biodiversity that need to be removed from the…
What Private Browsing Does and Doesn't Do to Shield You From Prying Eyes On The Web
What Private Browsing Does and Doesn't Do to Shield You From Prying Eyes On The Web
by Lorrie Cranor and Hana Habib
Many people look for more privacy when they browse the web by using their browsers in privacy-protecting modes, called…
Why Body Mass Index May Not Be The Best Indicator Of Our Health
Why Body Mass Index May Not Be The Best Indicator Of Our Health
by Karen Coulman and Sarah Sauchelli Toran
The simple formula is widely used to classify whether our weight falls within a “healthy” range for our height. BMI…
Routine Gas Flaring Is Wasteful, Polluting And Undermeasured
Routine Gas Flaring Is Wasteful, Polluting And Undermeasured
by Gunnar W. Schade
If you’ve driven through an area where companies extract oil and gas from shale formations, you’ve probably seen flames…
Theories About The Relationship Between Demons, Illness And Sex Have A Long History
Theories About The Relationship Between Demons, Illness And Sex Have A Long History
by Brandon W. Hawk
On July 27, 2020, the president and his son Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring Dr. Stella Immanuel, in…
Share Your Secret and Discover Inner Peace
Share Your Secret and Discover Inner Peace
by Bill Chandler
Quietly, to yourself, think of the one thing you most want no one to know about you. Maybe you had an affair, or a nose…
Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew Poem Still Matters
Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew Poem Still Matters
by David W. Stowe
At sundown on July 29, 2020, Jews around the world will observe Tisha B’av, the most somber of Jewish holidays.
Why Sweden's Approach To Coronavirus Is Misunderstood And Not To Be Followed
Why Sweden's Approach To Coronavirus Is Misunderstood And Not To Be Followed
by Stephen Duckett and Will Mackey
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought once-in-a-generation destruction to the lives and livelihoods of people around the…
Flight Shaming: How To Spread The Campaign That Made Swedes Give Up Flying For Good
Flight Shaming: How To Spread The Campaign That Made Swedes Give Up Flying For Good
by Avit K Bhowmik
Europe’s major airlines are likely to see their turnover drop by 50% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,…
Meditation: Contact the Wise Being Within
Meditation: Contact the Wise Being Within
by Shakti Gawain
There are many ways we can learn to tap into the wisdom within us. One way is to allow yourself to make contact with an…
Science Elicits Hope In People and Its Positive Brand Doesn't Need To Be Partisan
Science Elicits Hope In People and Its Positive Brand Doesn't Need To Be Partisan
by Todd Newman
Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic brands in the world. Harley-Davidson, however, doesn’t sell motorcycles – it…
How Kids Can Wear Masks When They Go To School In Person
How Kids Can Wear Masks When They Go To School In Person
by Meg Sorg
I’m a pediatric nursing professor with four young children. The youngest is 9 months old and the oldest is 9. My oldest…
Why Some Species Thrive After Catastrophe – Rules For Making The Most Of An Apocalypse
Why Some Species Thrive After Catastrophe – Rules For Making The Most Of An Apocalypse
by Nick Longrich
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck the Earth. The world was plunged into darkness, killing the dinosaurs…
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The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and…
Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die…
Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice.
A Change Is Gonna Come...
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking…
A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that…