The Dark Side Of Plant-Based Food
The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food
by Martin Cohen and Frédéric Leroy
If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are…
Expecting Family Talks About Climate Change This Christmas?Expecting Family Talks About Climate Change This Christmas?
Expecting Family Talks About Climate Change This Christmas?
by Peter Ellerton
As bushfires rage and our cities lie shrouded in smoke, climate change is shaping as a likely topic of conversation at…
New Research Dispels Autism Common Assumptions
New Research Dispels Autism Common Assumptions
by Ruth Byrne and Kinga Morsanyi
Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has made headlines not just for her passionate climate activism, but…
Bullying Won't Be Curbed Until We Figure Out What Fuels It
Bullying Won't Be Curbed Until We Figure Out What Fuels It
by Gerald Walton
In October 2019, a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Devan…
Researchers Asked 2,500 Jewish And Muslim People What They Find Offensive
Researchers Asked 2,500 Jewish And Muslim People What They Find Offensive
by Julian Hargreaves
Away from politics, there are widespread concerns about prejudice targeting Jews and Muslims.
Climate Change Threatens A Scary Number Of Plant Species
Climate Change Threatens A Scary Number Of Plant Species
by Brian Enquist and Patrick Roehrdanz
Almost 40% of global land plant species are very rare, and these species are most at risk for extinction as the climate…
Completing A Karma: How Karma Repayment Works
Completing A Karma: How Karma Repayment Works
by José Stevens, Ph.D.
Karma usually comes with no warning even though it is essence directed. It frequently comes like a freight train…
How People Make Decisions In Groups
How Do People Make Decisions In Groups?
by Rajesh Rao and Koosha Khalvati
Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, researchers have uncovered the…
How The Limits Of The Mind Shape Human Language
How The Limits Of The Mind Shape Human Language
by David Adger
When we speak, our sentences emerge as a flowing stream of sound. Unless we are really annoyed
Proteins In The Blood Can Show How Old You Are
Proteins In The Blood Can Show How Old You Are
by Tony Wyss-Coray
A sort of physiological clock—levels of 373 proteins in your blood—can predict your age, according to a new study.
A High-fat Diet Fuels Prostate Cancer’s Growth
A High-Fat Diet Fuels Prostate Cancer’s Growth
by David P. Labbé
Saturated fat intake leads to cellular reprogramming associated with prostate cancer progression and lethality,…
What It Takes For Hydrogen To Be A Truly Clean Fuel
What It Takes For Hydrogen To Be A Truly Clean Fuel
by Frank Jotzo, et al
Using hydrogen as a clean fuel is an idea whose time may be coming. For Australia, producing hydrogen is alluring: it…
Lessons From The Hockey Rink Could Help Ontario Tackle Climate Change
Lessons From The Hockey Rink Could Help Tackle Climate Change
by Jennifer Lynes and Dan Murray
The Auditor General of Ontario’s recent report found the province’s current climate change plan is not based on “sound…
Beauty Redefined: What Is Your Current Definition Of Female Beauty?
What Is Your Current Definition of Female Beauty and Perfection?
by Karinna Kittles
Do you find you minimize parts of yourself such as health, emotions, talents, and abilities for the importance of the…
Mindfulness Could Lower Your Blood Pressure.
Mindfulness Could Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Eric Loucks
Mindfulness could reduce blood pressure, a new study finds. As the leading cause of death in both the United States and…
How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet
How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet
by Heather Plumpton
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the…
Many Evangelical Churches Believe Men Should Control Women
Many Evangelical Churches Believe Men Should Control Women?
by Vicki Lowik and Annabel Taylor
Jane* was a member of Australia’s evangelical Christian community, and throughout her marriage she heard many sermons…
How Controlled Breathing Helps Elite Athletes – And You Can Benefit From It Too
How Controlled Breathing Helps Elite Athletes – And You Can Benefit From It Too
by David Shearer
Professional sport is full of stories of elite athletes “choking” emotionally and mentally under the pressure of…
British Columbia's Vaping Crackdown Could Offer A Roadmap For The Rest Of The World
British Columbia's Vaping Crackdown Could Offer A Roadmap For The Rest Of The World
by Christopher Labos
In Canada, the government of British Columbia is cracking down on vaping products. The plan is to reduce nicotine…
The Untrue Story Of Antioxidants Vs Free Radicals
The Untrue Story Of Antioxidants versus Free Radicals
by Emma Beckett and Mark Lucock
Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that…
If Everything Is Perfect, Why Don't I Feel Perfect?
If Everything Is Perfect, Why Don't I Feel Perfect?
by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D.
Some of the most difficult questions I've ever been asked are: If we are one with God, then why wouldn't God have…
Why It Can Be Hard To Stop Eating Even When You're Full
Why It Can Be Hard To Stop Eating Even When You're Full
by Tera Fazzino and Kaitlyn Rohde
All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to eat, which is helpful because we need to eat to…
How To Spot Fake News
How To Spot Fake News
by Amy Binns
Even established parties have proven they are not above using tricks to manipulate the news. Meanwhile, politicians are…
What Makes Christmas Movies So Popular
What Makes Christmas Movies So Popular
by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate
If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie,…
Americans Are Worried About Climate Change, But Underestimate How Serious It Is
Americans Are Worried About Climate Change, But Underestimate How Serious It Is
by Bobby Duffy
The world is often better and getting better than people think. Murder rates, deaths from terrorism and extreme poverty…
How Do You Know When It's Time To Break Up?
How Do You Know When It's Time To Break Up?
by Veronica Lamarche
Facing the prospect of spending yet another festive season with their romantic partner, many people start having doubts…
The True Cost Of Growing Old In America
The True Cost Of Growing Old In America
by Jan Mutchler
The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s…
Living Love May Be The Sole Purpose For Our Soul's Being
Living Love May Be The Sole Purpose For Our Soul's Being
by Joseph W. Sidell
With all the concerns we have facing our global society, ranging from pollution of all sorts to bloodshed through wars…
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 8, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 8, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
I believe that everyone wants to make a difference... So this week we take a look at simple and practical ways that you…
Horoscope Week: December 9 to 15, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: December 9 to 15, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Sympathetic Joy: Delighting In The Joy Of Others
Sympathetic Joy: Delighting In The Joy Of Others
by Mark Coleman
By appreciating the happiness of others, we do tend to improve our chances of joy by about seven billion to one! I…
Bring Your Heart To Work and Make a Difference a Day: The Business of Kindness
Bring Your Heart To Work and Make a Difference a Day: The Business of Kindness
by Robyn Spizman
The character each of us brings to our work, volun­teering, or anything we do in life says a lot about us. Whether you…
From Depression To Parkinson's Disease: The Healing Power Of Dance
The Healing Power Of Dance
by Adrianna Mendrek
Why do we stop dancing when we grow up? Why do we disconnect and alienate ourselves from the body? It is surprising to…
If You Want To Cut Calories, Change How You Budget Them
If You Want To Cut Calories, Change How You Budget Them
by Aradhna Krishna et al.
New findings challenge the wisdom of budgeting calories for the day, which is what weight-control programs like Weight…
Doctors Explain How They Are Coping With Drug Shortages
by NBC News
NBC News’ speaks to doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital about how they are coping with drug shortages and the…
18 Countries Showing The Way To A Carbon Zero
18 Countries Showing The Way To A Carbon Zero
by Pep Canadell, et al
Eighteen countries from developed economies have had declining carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels for at least…
5 Ways To Make Your Christmas More Sustainable
5 Ways To Make Your Christmas More Sustainable
by Sharon George
Moderation is the last thing on people’s minds at Christmas. Shopping, travelling and eating reach peak levels –…
Enthusiasm
Unresolved Issues Are An Energy Drain and Lead to Lack of Enthusiasm for Life
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
There are some mornings where I can't seem to get moving. I am not referring to those mornings when I may be physically…
The Survival Instinct and The Two Ways Of Fighting
The Survival Instinct and The Two Ways Of Fighting
by Selene Calloni Williams
The survival instinct is the fundamental component of the sacred. It is not to be confused with the fear of death. The…
Living With Fire And Facing Our Fears
Living With Fire and Facing Our Fears
by Danielle Clode
It is only mid-November but we have to walk early to avoid the heat. A northerly wind picks up clouds of dust and…
How Children Who Dread PE Lessons At School Can Be Given A Sporting Chance
How Children Who Dread PE Lessons At School Can Be Given A Sporting Chance
by Kiara Lewis
For some school children, PE is the best lesson of the week – a chance to leave the desk behind, get outside, and enjoy…
Why Children Really Believe In Santa – The Surprising Psychology Behind Tradition
Why Children Really Believe In Santa – The Surprising Psychology Behind Tradition
by Rohan Kapitany
Many of us tell our children about a rotund, bearded man in red, who lives in the icy tundra at the top of the world.
How Inequity Takes A Toll On Your Gut Microbes
How Inequity Takes A Toll On Your Gut Microbes
by Sue Ishaq
People worry about having access to clean water, power, health care and healthy foods because they are essential for…
The Five Basics Of Living A Life That’s Rich With Self-Care
The Five Basics Of Living A Life That’s Rich With Self-Care
by Suzanne Falter
What does it actually take to live a life that’s rich with self-care? There are five basic elements of self-care.
The Smart Speaker In Your Home May Not Be As Secure As You Think
by NBC News
Researchers discovered that Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Home can be hacked by laser pointers and…
Fossil Fuel Production Plans Could Push Earth off a Climate Cliff
by The Real News Network
The United Nations is beginning its climate summit in Madrid.
Getting Real: The Most Direct Path to Wholeness
Getting Real: The Most Direct Path to Freedom and Happiness
by Susan Campbell, Ph.D.
Honest communication is not only the quickest, most direct path to wholeness, it is also the least expensive. Without…
Making Your Heart a Safe Place
Making Your Heart A Safe Place
by Joyce Vissell
One of my favorite quotes is, "If you have room in your heart for one enemy, your heart is an unsafe place for a…
When God Shows Up on Earth as You and Me
When God Shows Up on Earth as You and Me
by Alan Cohen
God manifests divinity by way of people. We are the windows through which heaven shines into the world. The Beatles,…
Limited Eating Times Could Be A New Way To Fight Obesity And Diabetes
Limited Eating Times Could Be A New Way To Fight Obesity And Diabetes
by Satchin Panda and Pam Taub
People with obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure or high cholesterol are often advised to eat less and move…
The Psychological Benefits Of Working Less
The Psychological Benefits Of Working Less
by Steve Taylor
The daughter of a friend of mine recently left university and entered the world of work, taking on a temporary office…
What Personal Data You Give Away When You Hand Out Your Cell Phone Number
by NBC News
We give out our cell phone numbers all the time, but those 10 digits also give companies a ton of information about us…
Improving Food Safety: Tracking Contaminated Products Faster
by NBC News
Last year it took six weeks to trace the source of contaminated Romaine lettuce.
How To Find The Most Sustainable And Long-lasting Children's Toys
How To Find The Most Sustainable And Long-lasting Children's Toys
by Matthew Watkins
Think about the way plastic pollution has been reported in recent years and you’re probably picturing plastic…
Tick, Tock... How Stress Speeds Up Your Chromosomes' Ageing Clock
Tick, Tock... How Stress Speeds Up Your Chromosomes' Ageing Clock
by Szymek Drobniak
Ageing is an inevitability for all living organisms, and although we still don’t know exactly why our bodies gradually…
How You Can Deal with Conflicts in Friendship
How To Deal with Conflicts in Friendship While Seeking the Best Possible Outcome
by Dr. Brenda Davies
Friends encourage and support each other in difficult times and generally make a positive impact on each other's lives.…
10 Tips To Make Your Holidays Less Stressful And More Festive
10 Tips To Make Your Holidays Less Stressful And More Festive
by Freya Higgins-Desbiolles
Holidays are a time of high stress. Despite the delight of not having to work for several days or even weeks, holidays…
Why Eliminating Food Deserts Won't Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier
Why Eliminating Food Deserts Won't Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier
by Hunt Allcott, et al
In the U.S., rich people tend to eat a lot healthier than poor people. Because poor diets cause obesity, Type II…
From Catfish To Romance Fraud, How To Avoid Getting Caught In Any Online Scam
From Catfish To Romance Fraud, How To Avoid Getting Caught In Any Online Scam
by Cassandra Cross
Australian singer-songwriter Casey Donovan opened up again last night about the six years she thought she was involved…
What's The Value Of Your Dog's Life, And Why It Matters
What’s The Value Of Your Dog’s Life, And Why It Matters
by Simon F. Haeder et al
Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70 billion last year on their beloved companions. This far exceeds the…
How The Climate Crisis Could Reverse Progress In Achieving Gender Equality
How The Climate Crisis Could Reverse Progress In Achieving Gender Equality
by Nitya Rao
People who directly depend on the natural world for their livelihoods, like farmers and fishers, will be among the…
Why Support For The Death Penalty Is Much Higher Among White Americans
Why Support For The Death Penalty Is Much Higher Among White Americans
by Kevin O'Neal Cokley
Sentencing a person to die is the ultimate punishment. There is no coming back from the permanence of the death penalty.
Healing through Sleep and Surrendering into Rest
What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel More Peaceful
by Amorah Quan Yin
There is a cultural shame that is implied when an individual has the need for too much sleep or feels tired without…
How Can We Actually Create Happy Societies?
How Can We Actually Create Happy Societies?
by Sam Wren-Lewis
Imagine two different societies. In the first, people tend to be stressed, tense, irritable, distracted and…
Why Frequently Sharing Deeply Emotional Posts Online May Be A Sign Of A Deeper Psychological Issue
Why Frequently Sharing Deeply Emotional Posts Online May Be A Sign Of A Deeper Psychological Issue
by Christopher Hand
When Kendall Jenner recently shared a series of emotionally-charged Instagram posts about her experiences with acne,…
The Climate Crisis: 6 Steps To Making Fossil Fuels History
The Climate Crisis: 6 Steps To Making Fossil Fuels History
by Stephen Peake
In shouting “system change not climate change”, young people understand that the 3-4℃ warmer world we’re headed for…
Pregnant Women Have A Higher Risk Of Delivering Early On Unseasonably Hot Days
Pregnant Women Have A Higher Risk Of Delivering Early On Unseasonably Hot Days
by Alan Barreca
About a quarter of children in the United States are born two to three weeks before their due date, which qualifies…
How Frozen II Helps Children Weather Risk And Accept Change
How Frozen II Helps Children Weather Risk and Accept Change
by Elena Merenda
Disney’s Frozen has been a staple in my house since before it won an Academy Award for best animated feature in 2014.
Why Christmas Tree Shopping Is Harder Than Ever
Why Christmas Tree Shopping Is Harder Than Ever
by James Robert Farmer
If you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past. Over the last…
How To Transform Negative Events and Negative People Into A Positive Spiritual Response
How To Transform Negative Events Into Loving-Kindness and Acceptance
by Ani Tenzin Palmo
We have the strongest karmic connections with family members; therefore, we have a great responsibility for developing…