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Are You The Personality Type That Knowingly Shares Fake News?

Author: Duke University

New research identifies a specific personality type that is more likely to share misinformation and undeterred from sharing it even after being warned it might be false.
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Combatting Climate Anxiety: The Key to Effective Climate Action

Author: Kerrie Pickering and Gary Pickering, Brock University

We all have times when we feel anxious about our future; perhaps this is more acute for many people this summer as we experience unprecedented wildfires and heat waves due to the warming climate.
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From the Wild to Your Sofa: How Cats Captivated Human Hearts

Author: Jonathan Losos, University in St. Louis

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go on safari in southern Africa. One of the greatest thrills was going out at night looking for predators on the prowl: lions, leopards, hyenas.
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The Symbolic Journey of the Tree of Life in Jewish Tradition

Author: Samuel L. Boyd

The tree of life appears in the Book of Genesis, at the very beginning of the Hebrew Bible – what many Christians call the Old Testament.
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Motivate Yourself to Learn a Language: Tips and Tricks

Author: Abigail Parrish, University of Sheffield

Are you thinking about learning a language? Perhaps you’ve decided that it’s time to dust off your classroom French.
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Embracing Life's Sweetness: How to Eat a Mango

Author: Robert Jennings,

The scent of a fresh, ripe mango can be intoxicating. The sweetness of its nectar beckons you to savor its rich flavor. Yet, the simple act of eating a mango is not as straightforward as one might think.
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America's Quest for a More Perfect Union

Author: Robert Jennings,

At the heart of the United States' foundational document, the Constitution, lies the Preamble - a concise yet powerful statement that sets the course for the nation's journey toward democratic perfection.
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A Game-Changer in Diagnostic Technology

Author: InnerSelf Staff

The need for quick and accurate testing has never been more evident, and now, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed an innovative solution: a breath test.
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America on the Brink: A Rational Explanation

Author: Jason Opal, McGill University

Before reflecting on the stakes of this crisis, however, we should consider its deeper roots.
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Trouble Sleeping? Look Beyond Personal Habits

Author: Mary Breheny and Rosie Gibson

Counting the wrong sheep: why trouble sleeping is about more than just individual lifestyles and habits
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The Science of Meal Timing: Intermittent Fasting and Your Health

Author: Frederic Gachon and Meltem Weger, The University of Queensland

Early hunter-gatherers faced long periods of fasting. Their access to food relied on successful hunting, fishing, and the availability of wild plants.
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Migraine: The Underdiagnosed and Undertreated Headache Disorder

Author: Melina Albanese, University of Toronto

Migraine is a common chronic health condition and a leading cause of disability globally. However, even in Canada, with a universal health-care system, migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
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U.N. Warns: The Era of Global Boiling Has Arrived

Author: Robert Jennings,

The world faces an unprecedented climate crisis as temperatures soar and heat records are shattered across the globe.
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Swarming Animals: How They Benefit Humans & AI Decision-Making

Author: Samuel Johnson, University of Oxford

The word swarm often carries negative connotations – think biblical plagues of locusts or high streets full of last-minute shoppers during the Christmas rush.
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Is Traditional Heterosexual Romance Sexist? Exploring Women's Preferences & Attitudes

Author: Beatrice Alba, Deakin University

Despite progress towards greater gender equality, many people remain stubbornly attached to old-fashioned gender roles in romantic relationships between women and men.
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Why Homes Feel Warmer Than Thermostat Suggests & How to Improve Comfort

Author: Jonathan Bean, University of Arizona

Picture two homes on the same street: one constructed in the 1950s and the other in the 1990s. There are no trees or other shade.
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AI Jesus: The Newest Representation of a Timeless Figure for the AI Age

Author: Joseph L. Kimmel, Boston College

Jesus has been portrayed in many different ways: from a prophet who alerts his audience to the world’s imminent end to a philosopher who reflects on the nature of life. But no one has called Jesus an internet guru – that is, until now.
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The Forgotten Legacy: How the Negro Leagues Shaped America's Pastime

Author: Robert Jennings,

Baseball, often dubbed America's pastime, carries a rich and diverse history that has shaped the nation's identity.
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Alcohol-Free Days: The Key to Better Health and Wellbeing

Author: Megan Lee and Emily Roberts, Bond University

In recent years, drinkers have become more aware of the health dangers of drinking alcohol, from disease to risky behaviour and poorer wellbeing.
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The Terrifying Risks of Giving AI Executive Control: How Emotionless Machines Can Harm Humanity

Author: Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University

The prospect of AIs making decisions – exerting executive control – is another matter. And it’s one that is now being seriously entertained
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Breaking the Misinformation Cycle on Social Media: New Research Reveals How to Reward Accuracy Over Falsehoods

Author: Ian Anderson, USC et al

Given that the reward structure on social media platforms relies on popularity, as indicated by the number of responses – likes, and comments – a post receives from other users. Black-box algorithms then further amplify the spread of posts that have attracted attention.
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Leave It To Beavers: The Ecological Importance of Nature's Engineers

Author: Robert Jennings,

Beavers are the unsung heroes of our ecosystems. These industrious creatures, often overlooked, play a critical role in maintaining the delicate balance of nature.
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Hourglass Syndrome: The Surprising Dangers of Sucking in Your Stomach

Author: Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

There are four main causes of hourglass syndrome. All of them result in an imbalance in the function of the abdominal muscles.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: August 7-13, 2023

 Pam Younghans

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
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For the video version of the Astrological Overview, see videos below.

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Astrological Overview: August 7 - 13, 2023

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