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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
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Maureen Healy
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
Written by Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey
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
Written by Kristin Grayce McGary
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
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
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
Written by Steve Taylor
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?
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
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
by Alison Moulds
Many of our festive traditions – from exchanging cards and pulling crackers to decorating trees – were popularized by…
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by David Holmes
In the past year, we have heard from several right-of-centre members of the media-political elite in Australia - some…
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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
by Leah Ranney
An upsurge in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students occurred nationally between 2011 and 2018, with…
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by Anthony F. Arrigo
From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats to Ronald Reagan’s reputation as the “great communicator” to Barack Obama’s…
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by Malte Rödl
Bangers and mash, toad in the hole, shepherd’s pie, Lancashire hotpot – meat is tightly interwoven with British culture…
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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…
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by Abhishek Kar and Hisham Zerriffi
Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are…
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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
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…
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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
by Donica Belisle
The freedom to choose one’s clothes is key to sartorial experimentation. In the late 1920s, the Catholic Register wrote…
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by Garth Paine
Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and…
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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?
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
by Carrie Jenkins
Imagine you’re going home for the holidays, and this year you’re introducing a new partner to your family. Slightly…
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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
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
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…
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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
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?
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
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
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
by Debra Merskin
As the Christmas season gets underway thoughts turn to buying gifts for the entire family. For some, companion animals…
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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'
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
by Joy Onasch
The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores – and dry…
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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…
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by Angie Hunt
People who cohabited had less wealth compared to those who never lived together before marriage, a new study finds.
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by Ross Piper
For thousands of years humans turned to nature to cure and soothe their ills. Modern science built on these ancient…
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by Normand Mousseau
It seems like a day doesn’t pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably…
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by Tonja Jacobi & Ross Berlin
The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan McDonald; 14 of…
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by Cathryn Knight
It is generally accepted that underlying neurological aspects, such as slight differences in brain structure, can…
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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
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
by Eric Stann
Previous studies on workload and productivity include physical aspects, such as how much a person walks or carries, but…
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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
by Matt Swayne
People who met and became acquainted with at least one gay person were more likely to later change their minds about…
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by Cecilie Krabbe
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with cell division and DNA replication than previously thought, a…
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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
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