InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

We humans are a complex bunch. Our emotions can be like yo-yos, going up and down regularly. This week we address the whole spectrum starting with "The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging Emotions" following up with "Let Off Some Steam Before You Explode".

Sometimes our emotions can be a result of a physical imbalance and can be resolved through nutrition and supplementation as explained in "Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3". But regardless of the season, we can benefit from knowing "How To Increase Feelings Of Love At Any Time Of Year". And if you've been discouraged by some of the selfish behavior in evidence "out in the world" (or perhaps even in your own self), then you may be uplifted by reading "The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?"

And of course we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics for your reading pleasure. Scroll down for the info and links to all of the new articles from this week.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week. A Merry Christmas to those who celebrate Christmas, and happy holidays to all... May the last week of 2018 bring you love, joy, and inner peace, and help set the tone for the coming year.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK


The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging Emotions

Written by Maureen Healy

The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging Emotions

Our children feel things deeply, including surprise, delight, disgust, anger, frustration, revenge, jealousy, and enthusiasm. They often don’t even have the words to communicate their feelings, which is why they sometimes act them out inappropriately, but once they learn...

Article is continued here: The Emotional Landscape: How To Deal with Challenging Emotions


Let Off Some Steam Before You Explode

Written by Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey

Let Off Some Steam Before You Explode

Think of a closed vessel that is continually heated. Eventually the pressure will build up and cause the vessel to explode. If the vessel is vented, however, when the pressure gets too great, steam or gas can escape a little at a time and keep an explosion from happening.

Article is continued here: Let Off Some Steam Before You Explode


Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

Written by Kristin Grayce McGary

winter blues and broken bones: how to get enough vitamin d3

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. It is produced in your skin in response to sunlight and is a vital organic compound supporting the absorption of calcium and protecting bone strength, supporting immune function, and regulating mood. Deficiencies in Vitamin D can lead to...

Article is continued here: Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3


How To Increase Feelings Of Love At Any Time Of Year

Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

How To Increase Feelings Of Love At Any Time Of Year

It being the holiday season, it seems appropriate to review the emotion of love, since that is what the season is supposed to be about.

Article is continued here: How To Increase Feelings Of Love At Any Time Of Year


The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?

Written by Steve Taylor

The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?

Although we human beings can sometimes be selfish and competitive, we can also be extraordinarily kind and selfless. However, the materialist worldview tends to downplay the benevolent aspects of our nature, and even explain them away.

Article is continued here: The Puzzle of Altruism: Why Do Selfish Genes Behave Unselfishly?


12 Reasons To Let Your Children Play Video Games This Christmas

12 Reasons To Let Your Children Play Video Games This Christmas

by Becky Parry

In the build up to Christmas, I’m sure there’ll be many parents who have guiltily allowed their children extra screen…

Article is continued here: 12 Reasons To Let Your Children Play Video Games This Christmas


Researchers Discover A Genetic Cause That Links Erectile Dysfunction And Type-2 Diabetes

Researchers Discover A Genetic Cause That Links Erectile Dysfunction And Type-2 Diabetes

by Leigh Jackson

For those men who suffer from it, erectile dysfunction can cause exceptional mental angst, can ruin relationships, and…

Article is continued here: Researchers Discover A Genetic Cause That Links Erectile Dysfunction And Type-2 Diabetes


Christmas Season Left Victorian Shop Workers More Dead Than Alive

Christmas Season Left Victorian Shop Workers More Dead Than Alive

by Alison Moulds

Many of our festive traditions – from exchanging cards and pulling crackers to decorating trees – were popularized by…

Article is continued here: Christmas Season Left Victorian Shop Workers More Dead Than Alive


Is Climate Change A Socialist Plot?

Is Climate Change A Socialist Plot?

by David Holmes

In the past year, we have heard from several right-of-centre members of the media-political elite in Australia - some…

Article is continued here: Is Climate Change A Socialist Plot?


5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas

by Elliot Woolley

The average family throws away about £700 (US$885) worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances…

Article is continued here: 5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas


Flavored E-cigarettes Are Fueling A Dangerous Increase In Tobacco Use

Flavored E-cigarettes Are Fueling A Dangerous Increase In Tobacco Use

by Leah Ranney

An upsurge in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students occurred nationally between 2011 and 2018, with…

Article is continued here: Flavored E-cigarettes Are Fueling A Dangerous Increase In Tobacco Use


What Aristotle Can Teach Us About Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us About Trump's Rhetoric

by Anthony F. Arrigo

From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats to Ronald Reagan’s reputation as the “great communicator” to Barack Obama’s…

Article is continued here: What Aristotle Can Teach Us About Trump's Rhetoric


Meat-free Alternatives Are Dull So We Need Exciting Vegan Christmas Dinner Ideas

Meat-Free Alternatives Can Be Dull So We Need Exciting Vegan Christmas Dinner Ideas

by Malte Rödl

Bangers and mash, toad in the hole, shepherd’s pie, Lancashire hotpot – meat is tightly interwoven with British culture…

Article is continued here: Meat-Free Alternatives Can Be Dull So We Need Exciting Vegan Christmas Dinner Ideas


Shaming Your Children On Social Media: Good or Bad?

Shaming Your Children On Social Media: Good or Bad?

by Brian Edward Kinghorn

Matt Cox knew he would be criticized when he forced his 10-year-old daughter to walk 5 miles to school in 36-degree…

Article is continued here: Shaming Your Children On Social Media: Good or Bad?


Want Citizens To Care About Climate Change?

Want Citizens To Care About Climate Change?

by Abhishek Kar and Hisham Zerriffi

Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are…

Article is continued here: Want Citizens To Care About Climate Change?


Charles Dickens And The Birth Of The Classic English Christmas Dinner

Charles Dickens And The Birth Of The Classic English Christmas Dinner

by Joan Fitzpatrick

Charles Dickens popularised the traditional, English Christmas in 1843 in his novel A Christmas Carol, when Bob…

Article is continued here: Charles Dickens And The Birth Of The Classic English Christmas Dinner


Why A Little Bit Of Leftovers Really Kills Our Self-Control

Why A Little Bit Of Leftovers Really Kills Our Self-Control

by Liz Entman

New research looks at the tendency to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over—and how we justify it by…

Article is continued here: Why A Little Bit Of Leftovers Really Kills Our Self-Control


The Truth About FASD and Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

The Truth About FASD and Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

by Carly McMorris, Catherine Lebel, and Chantel Ritter

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is often overlooked and understudied. Caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, it is…

Article is continued here: The Truth About FASD and Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant


A Century Of Telling Women What Not To Wear

Québec's Fashion Police: A Century Of Telling Women What Not To Wear

by Donica Belisle

The freedom to choose one’s clothes is key to sartorial experimentation. In the late 1920s, the Catholic Register wrote…

Article is continued here: Québec's Fashion Police: A Century Of Telling Women What Not To Wear


How The Sounds Of Nature Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change

How The Sounds Of Nature Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change

by Garth Paine

Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and…

Article is continued here: How The Sounds Of Nature Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change


Is There Is A War Between Science And Religion?

Is There Is A War Between Science And Religion?

by Jerry Coyne

As the West becomes more and more secular, and the discoveries of evolutionary biology and cosmology shrink the…

Article is continued here: Is There Is A War Between Science And Religion?


Single During The Holidays? It Doesn’t Mean Being Lonely Or Alone

Single During The Holidays? It Doesn’t Mean Being Lonely Or Alone

by Elizabeth Brake

As the holiday season starts, singles may face questions from friends and family: “When are you getting serious about…

Article is continued here: Single During The Holidays? It Doesn’t Mean Being Lonely Or Alone


When You Have Two Lovers, The Holidays Can Be Tricky

When You Have Two Lovers, The Holidays Can Be Tricky

by Carrie Jenkins

Imagine you’re going home for the holidays, and this year you’re introducing a new partner to your family. Slightly…

Article is continued here: When You Have Two Lovers, The Holidays Can Be Tricky


5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

by Filippo Bianchi

Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based…

Article is continued here: 5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat


The Science Of Saying Goodbye To Santa

The Science Of Saying Goodbye To Santa

by Jim Davies

Santa here. I know this season has been hard. Your eight-year-old looked at you baldfaced and said I wasn’t real. How…

Article is continued here: The Science Of Saying Goodbye To Santa


Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

by David Pride and Chandrabali Ghose

It may be hard to fathom, but the human body is occupied by large collections of microorganisms, commonly referred to…

Article is continued here: Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome


How Improv Theater Training May Curb Anxiety For Teens

How Improv Theater Training Can Curb Anxiety For Teens

by Jared Wadley

Improvisational theater training can reduce fearfulness and anxiety among teens struggling with social interactions…

Article is continued here: How Improv Theater Training Can Curb Anxiety For Teens


Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?

by Amy Burdettey and Dawn Carr

November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with…

Article is continued here: Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?


22 Musicals In 12 Minutes With Corden, Miranda & Blunt

22 Musicals In 12 Minutes With Corden, Miranda & Blunt

by The Late Show with James Corden

James Corden welcomes the stars of "Mary Poppins Returns" to perform a musical-inspired Role Call.

Article is continued here: 22 Musicals In 12 Minutes With Corden, Miranda & Blunt


10 Ways To Indulge And Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

10 Ways To Indulge and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

by Melanie Gregg and Danielle Defries

Before the holidays ruin your wellness plan and make you turn as green as the Grinch, try these 10 ways to help you…

Article is continued here: 10 Ways To Indulge and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season


Exorcisms Have Been Part Of Christianity For Centuries

Exorcisms Have Been Part Of Christianity For Centuries

by S. Kyle Johnson

“The Exorcist,” a horror film released 45 years ago, is a terrifying depiction of supernatural evil. The film tells the…

Article is continued here: Exorcisms Have Been Part Of Christianity For Centuries


Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?

Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?

by Debra Merskin

As the Christmas season gets underway thoughts turn to buying gifts for the entire family. For some, companion animals…

Article is continued here: Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?


The Humble Origins Of 'Silent Night'

The Humble Origins Of 'Silent Night'

by Sarah Eyerly

One of the world’s most famous Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Over the…

Article is continued here: The Humble Origins Of 'Silent Night'


How To Handle The Return Of A Long-lost Family Member During The Holidays

How To Handle The Return Of A Long-Lost Family Member During The Holidays

by Annmarie Cano

Humans are social animals who crave connection with others. It’s a drive that seems hard-wired into our systems so that…

Article is continued here: How To Handle The Return Of A Long-Lost Family Member During The Holidays


What Is 'Green' Dry Cleaning? A Toxics Expert Explains

What Is 'Green' Dry Cleaning? A Toxics Expert Explains

by Joy Onasch

The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores – and dry…

Article is continued here: What Is 'Green' Dry Cleaning? A Toxics Expert Explains


How 'One Health' Keeps Humans One Step Ahead Of The Microbes

How 'One Health' Keeps Humans One Step Ahead Of The Microbes

by Arinjay Banerjee, Karen Mossman and Kaushal Baid

For a healthy planet, the health of all living creatures is equally important. One Health is a fairly new concept that…

Article is continued here: How 'One Health' Keeps Humans One Step Ahead Of The Microbes


Why Millennials Who Cohabit Tend To Accrue Less Wealth

Why Millennials Who Cohabit Tend To Accrue Less Wealth

by Angie Hunt

People who cohabited had less wealth compared to those who never lived together before marriage, a new study finds.

Article is continued here: Why Millennials Who Cohabit Tend To Accrue Less Wealth


The Next Blockbuster Medicine Could Be Lurking Inside An Insect

The Next Blockbuster Medicine Could Be Lurking Inside An Insect

by Ross Piper

For thousands of years humans turned to nature to cure and soothe their ills. Modern science built on these ancient…

Article is continued here: The Next Blockbuster Medicine Could Be Lurking Inside An Insect


If There's A Political Will, There's A Way To Meet Emission Targets

If There's A Political Will, There's A Way To Meet Emission Targets

by Normand Mousseau

It seems like a day doesn’t pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably…

Article is continued here: If There's A Political Will, There's A Way To Meet Emission Targets


Why Won’t The US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

Why Won’t The US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

by Tonja Jacobi & Ross Berlin

The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan McDonald; 14 of…

Article is continued here: Why Won’t The US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?


Why Some Teachers Don't Understand The Depth Of Dyslexia

Why Some Teachers Don't Understand The Depth Of Dyslexia

by Cathryn Knight

It is generally accepted that underlying neurological aspects, such as slight differences in brain structure, can…

Article is continued here: Why Some Teachers Don't Understand The Depth Of Dyslexia


When Teens Sleep In, Their Grades Go Up

When Teens Sleep In, Their Grades Go Up

by James Urton

When school begins later, teens get more snooze time—and grades and attendance improve, a new study shows.

Article is continued here: When Teens Sleep In, Their Grades Go Up


This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

by Jim Dryden

Scientists have discovered a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia…

 \Article is continued here: This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia


How Your Eyes Are A Window To Your Stress

How Your Eyes Are A Window To Your Stress

by Eric Stann

Previous studies on workload and productivity include physical aspects, such as how much a person walks or carries, but…

Article is continued here: How Your Eyes Are A Window To Your Stress


How Parent And Grandparent Relationships Are An Important Role In Encouraging Altruism

How Parent And Grandparent Relationships Are An Important Role In Encouraging Altruism

by Esther Muddiman

There are conflicting ideas about the role of the family in wider society. Some, particularly in the US, argue that…

Article is continued here: How Parent And Grandparent Relationships Are An Important Role In Encouraging Altruism


Knowing Just One Gay Person Shifts Attitudes

Knowing Just One Gay Person Shifts Attitudes

by Matt Swayne

People who met and became acquainted with at least one gay person were more likely to later change their minds about…

Article is continued here: Knowing Just One Gay Person Shifts Attitudes


Once You Lack Folate, The Damage Can’t Be Fixed

Once You Lack Folate, The Damage Can’t Be Fixed

by Cecilie Krabbe

Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with cell division and DNA replication than previously thought, a…

Article is continued here: Once You Lack Folate, The Damage Can’t Be Fixed


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Current Week: December 24 to 30, 2018

Pam YounghansThis 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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