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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Anne Tucker
Generally we think of fear as something negative to be conquered, however fear isn’t always bad. In the right circumstances and in small doses it looks like caution or prudence, and it can play a constructive role in your decision making.
Article is continued here: Dealing With Fear And Anxiety in Decision Making
Written by Marja Norris
Stress is part of life, especially when you have a career, family, and other responsibilities. But we can’t let it control our lives. We have to preserve ourselves if we want to accomplish everything and maintain balance.
Article is continued here: You Cannot Serve From An Empty Vessel
Written by Ellen Tadd
The inaccuracy of generalizations lead to much confusion in our attitudes, which then translates into inappropriate actions. I’ve learned to pay very close attention to how people speak and write and have discovered that expressed generalizations are all too common...
Article is continued here: Do Generalizations Serve Us?
Written by Eileen Workman
It seems to me that many of the battles within humanity today arise because most of us have no idea how to differentiate what we believe from what is true. We don’t know how to separate our opinions from bare facts. We have not been consistently encouraged to critically think...
Article is continued here: Musings on Beliefs, Opinions, Facts, Knowledge, and Truth
Written by Charles Eisenstein
When we look at the various stories we tell ourselves about our lives, certain patterns become apparent, and it may be possible to discern in these patterns two (or possibly more) dominant themes. One might represent the “old story” of one’s life, and the other the “new story.” The first is often associated with various wounds one is born into or has grown into as a member of this culture. The second story represents where one is going, and is consistent with the healing of these wounds.
Article is continued here: Moving from Your Old Story to the Truth of Your New Story
Written by Brent Feinberg
As parents, our desire and role is to have children who have a positive sense of self, feel fulfilled and can lead a positive life with the ability to thrive on their own after leaving the nest. We want to give them necessary tools to move easily through challenges in life and create the best life they can.
Article is continued here: 7 Steps To Help Children Create A Fulfilling Life
by Christina Sumners-Texas A&M
Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, may be able to reverse some of the effects of Gulf War illness (GWI), according to a new study...
Article is continued here: The Curcumin in Turmeric May Ease Gulf War Illness For Vets
by Sara Peters, Newberry College
This sentence begins the best article you will ever read. Chances are you thought that last statement might be sarcasm.
Article is continued here: Why Is Sarcasm So Difficult To Detect In Texts And Emails?
by Tom Snee-University Of Iowa
Children from low-income families who attend a school that offers free breakfasts do better academically in math…
Article is continued here: Free School Breakfast Gives Grades A Boost
by Kat Kerlin-UC Davis
For every 10 degrees north from the equator you move, spring arrives about four days earlier than it did a decade ago…
Article is continued here: Spring Is Now Arriving Earlier The Farther North You Go
by Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
Rather than narcissism, frequent use of first-person singular pronouns—I, me, and my—may indicate a tendency for emotional distress, new research finds.
Article is continued here: Lots Of I, Me, My Don’t Make You A Narcissist
by Zeke Hausfather, Carbon Brief
In the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country on Earth pledged to keeping global temperatures…
Article is continued here: New Scenarios Show How The World Could Limit Warming To 1.5C In 2100
by Julie Dobrow, et al., Tufts University
The hype surrounding “Black Panther” has been as hyperbolic as any feat its characters might perform, with the film…
Article is continued here: Why It's So Important For Kids To See Diverse TV And Movie Characters
by Kacie Dickinson, Flinders University and Jodi Bernstein, University of Toronto
Evidence shows that the health risks from sugars, such as tooth decay and unhealthy weight gain, are related to…
Article is continued here: Why Is The Sugar In Fruit OK?
by Michael Richards, Edge Hill University
“He is wired differently to you and me, this child of mine. He doesn’t like loud noises, or dark spaces, or strangers…
Article is continued here: How It Feels To Be Diagnosed With Autism Later In Life
by Babak Abedin, University of Technology Sydney
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to the social platform last week to announce a call-out for ideas about how to measure the…
Article is continued here: Why Social Media Is More Like Chocolate Than Cigarettes
by Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland
Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions. The climate is changing or it…
Article is continued here: How To Use Critical Thinking To Spot False Climate Claims
by Stacy Gillis, Newcastle University
Women’s writing has long been a thorn in the side of the male literary establishment. From fears in the late 18th…
Article is continued here: Women’s Writing Has Long Been A Thorn In The Side Of The Male Literary Establishment
by David Wagner, University of Oregon
A train hurtled around a corner at 82 mph, eventually coming off the rails and killing four passengers. Decades…
Article is continued here: The Dark Side Of Daylight Saving Time
by Lou Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Our nation has been ripped apart by political discord, ad hominem attacks and deep rifts between the dominant political…
Article is continued here: Will The United States Ever Get Back On A Bipartisan Middle Way?
by Michael S. Jaffee, University of Florida
As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women. A Sleep…
Article is continued here: Why Being So Sleep Deprived Matters
by Philip Kirby, University of Oxford
Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and is widely accepted as a learning difficulty that can cause problems…
Article is continued here: The Role Women Played In Getting Dyslexia Recognized
by Filippo Trevisan, American University
Although there were no outright winners in Italy’s parliamentary election on March 4, there were two clear losers – the…
Article is continued here: In Italy, Fake News Helps Populists And Far-right Triumph
by Katie Wright-Bevans, Keele University
In old age, many people experience a decline in their physical health, which can mean they are less confident about…
Article is continued here: Loneliness Is Not Just An Issue In Old Age – Young People Suffer Too
by Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt, Georgia State University
Skeptics may wonder, does the gender of the person who represents you in Congress really matter? Currently, only about…
Article is continued here: Why You Should Vote For Women In 2018
Written by Pam Younghans
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read this week's journal here
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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