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Today is Mother's Day and while our articles do not specifically address Mother's Day or mothers, our graphic for the newsletter is a message for all mothers (and children of mothers) past, present, and future... and for the mothers who have crossed over to the other side of the veil as well. And to our beautiful and awesome Mother Earth as well, we wish Happy Mother's Day.
In our articles this week, we feature some of the traits that are usually associated with the feminine aspect of our being (whether male or female)... kindness, caring, communicating with love, and listening with an open-heart. We also address aging at home which many are dealing with their parents or themselves. And we focus on the language of flowers for the new prince.
And of course, we have numerous new articles on a variety of topics... always with the goal of expanding our views, our insights, and our experience. Scroll down below for titles, descriptions, and links to the new articles.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Regina Cates
I’ve learned that acts of kindness provide me deep contentment. Knowing I helped brighten someone’s day makes my heart feel full long after the event itself has passed. Thoughtfulness is the action that emotionally connects me to the people I know and also to people I may never meet.
Article is continued here: Be Kind: Express Your Good And Charitable Heart
Written by Corinne Zupko
In this world it is very natural to worry about our loved ones. We don’t want them to be hurt or to suffer in any way. Yet what if this worry is somehow hurting instead of helping? For years my mom has struggled with severe migraines. One night I was lying in bed thinking about her and...
Article is continued here: Caring with Love Instead of Fear: Working through Worry about Another Person
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
After thirty-five years in private psychotherapy practice and decades of studying and teaching, I've found all good communication boils down to just four simple rules. Whether it's with our spouse, our kids or our boss, mastering these concepts will have us communicating with anyone about any topic, effectively and lovingly.
Article is continued here: The Four Communication Rules and Four Main Violations
Written by Lynda G. Shrager
Statistics show that the average yearly cost of an assisted living facility ($49,635) or a nursing home ($131,853) makes these options financially prohibitive for many. The viable alternative is to safely age in place. The psychosocial benefits of remaining in their own home, continuing to be socially active in their community, and maintaining established relationships are priceless.
Article is continued here: Aging In Your Own Home... Does It Take A Village?
Written by Cheralyn Darcey
While you may be familiar with your zodiac sign and maybe even the precious stone associated with the month of your birth, did you know that The Language of Flowers shares with us blossoms connected with not only the month, but also the day and even land of your birth?
Article is continued here: The Language of Flowers for the New Prince
by Barbara Moran-Boston University
Playing youth tackle football may lead to earlier onset of cognitive, behavior, and mood symptoms in later life…
Article is continued here: Starting Tackle Football Early Sets Players Up For Brain Problems Earlier
by Peter Tregear, University of Melbourne
It is curious fact that certain times and places seem to have a particular hold on our popular historical imagination.…
Article is continued here: Babylon Berlin And Why Our Fascination With 1920s Germany Reveals The Anxieties Of Our Times
by David Spencer, University of Leeds
In the US, May Day has its origins in the fight for an eight-hour work day at the end of the 19th century. This fight…
Article is continued here: Why The Need To Work Less Is A Matter Of Life And Death
by Rachel Harrison-NYU
A “smart home” dresser prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance. This…
Article is continued here: This Prototype Could Simplify Getting Dressed With Dementia
by Michael Weigold, University of Florida
Some selfies are more dangerous than others… Earlier this month, an Indian man was killed while trying to take a selfie…
Article is continued here: Why People Risk Their Lives For The Perfect Selfie
by Sandeep Nair Narayanan, Anupam Joshi and Sudip Mittal, University of Maryland
In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked…
Article is continued here: Russians Also Hack Home Internet Connections – How To Protect Yourself
by Alexis Blue, University of Arizona
Young adults who listen to music with their parents during childhood—and especially during adolescence—report having…
Article is continued here: To Bond With Your Kids, Turn On Some Music?
by Susanne Pallo, University of Rochester
Exposure to fracking chemicals in utero may harm the immune system and diminish the ability of female offspring to fend…
Article is continued here: Fracking Chemicals May Harm The Developing Immune System
by Melissa De Witte-Stanford Universit
Lying about availability is a common deception online dating users tell potential partners, according to a new paper.…
Article is continued here: We Tell These Lies When Looking For Love Online
by Kwan Hui Lim, University of Melbourne; et al
People in parks are more positive, and around areas like major transport hubs more negative, according to our analysis…
Article is continued here: Twitter Shows People In Parks Feel More Positive
by Ashleigh Johnstone, Bangor University
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what…
Article is continued here: 5 Brain Boosting Reasons To Take Up Martial Arts
by University of Melbourne
Endowing people with social power inflates the socially-toxic component of narcissism called exploitation and…
Article is continued here: How Positions Of Power Fuel Narcissism
by Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins University
Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their parents, but their reasons…
Article is continued here: Why More Young Adults Live With Their Parents
by Tom Abate, Stanford University
A new water-based battery could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy for later, researchers say.
Article is continued here: This Water Based Battery Stores Green Energy For Later
by Ali Mobasheri, University of Surrey and Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey
Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population.
Article is continued here: The Best Foods For Arthritis Symptoms
by Benjamin F. Jones, Northwestern University and J. Daniel Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas…
Article is continued here: Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think
by Katie Bohn-Penn State University
Nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting…
Article is continued here: You’re Teaching Your Kids These Relationship Lessons
by David W.L. Ma and Jessie Burns, University of Guelph
Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don’t have high enough levels of omega-3s…
Article is continued here: How Eating Fish May Reduce Your Child's Breast Cancer Risk
by Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst
It’s hard not to empathize with the people in the smoggy images of New Delhi or Ulaanbataar or Kathmandu, often wearing…
Article is continued here: Is Air Pollution Making You Sick?
by Ewa M Roos, University of Southern Denmark
If you want to get stronger and feel better after exercising – which is important because it encourages you to keep…
Article is continued here: Why Fancy Gyms Aren't Always Best
by Jeroen Douwes, Massey University and Geoffrey H. Donovan, United States Forest Service
Several studies have shown that spending time in nature is good for health. Now new research has looked specifically at…
Article is continued here: Children Living In Green Neighborhoods Are Less Likely To Develop Asthma
by Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen
Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability, even…
Article is continued here: Understanding The 7 Ages Of Appetite Helps Staying Healthy
by Sara Konrath, Indiana University
NPR reported on a survey about loneliness conducted by Cigna, a large health insurance company. Are Americans becoming…
Article is continued here: Americans Are Becoming More Socially Isolated, But Not Lonelier
by Jeremy P. Shapiro, Case Western Reserve University
Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople:…
Article is continued here: The Thinking Error At The Root Of Science Denial
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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