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In order to create change, we must pay attention... to our thoughts, to our actions, and to what is taking place around us. This week, we bring you articles to assist you in the quest to create a better world for yourself, and for all.

With the upcoming US election, and with the dangerous slide in many countries toward authoritarianism, we also are focusing more on inequality, extremism, and us-vs-them mentalities. We at InnerSelf believe that all humans are basically good, but many may be confused and being misdirected and misguided by the powers that be, and by the traumas they've experienced in life.

The only way to dispel darkness is to shed light on it... So let the light shine and let us look into the nooks and crevasses of our mind, our life, and of the world around us, so that we can dispel the darkness. We must bring forth the light of Love, compassion, justice, fairness, and caring for our human brothers and sisters (as well as the four-legged and the winged creatures, and Nature as a whole).

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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full, and loving week. 

Marie T. Russell and Robert Jennings
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


Being Good Parents and Being Human: First Do No Harm

Author: Elizabeth Cripps

Before I was a mother, I was a philosopher. As such, I can offer no cut-and-dried answers to every quandary. Rather than adhere to one philosophical worldview, I use a handful of ideas we can treat as a cornerstone of “commonsense morality.”
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Feeling Like Something Is Off? Are Your Basic Needs Being Met?

Author: Gregory Ripley

In our modern world we have our own ideas of foundational or basic needs, but they aren’t so different from what ancient texts like the Neijing described two thousand years ago
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The Myths and Realities of Human Memory

Author: Robert Jennings,

Pause for a moment and truly appreciate the mind-blowing phenomenon of human memory.
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On Water and the Interconnection of All Things

Author: Pierre Pradervand

We need to embrace the planet and its inhabitants with the same care and concern we feel for ourselves. There are no “others” on this planet, no strangers. We are all partners, fellow explorers of the realms of life on a small and already overpopulated and overexploited planet.
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Tips To Use When Asking for Feedback

Author: Vicky Oliver

This article is written with the purpose of asking your employer for feedback, however some of its tenets can also be applied to asking friends, loved ones, where you volunteer, committees you are on, etc. for feedback.
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The New Currency of Life: Manna

Author: Will T. Wilkinson

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It’s easy to blame money for all the world’s problems, at least greed for money. Pick any problem and we can usually “follow the money” to discover what’s causing it.
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The Direct Link Between Plastic Use and Cardiovascular Risks

Author: Robert Jennings,

We've heard plenty about how plastic is choking our oceans and endangering marine life.
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The Use of Wastewater: Essential Reading for World Water Day

Author: Jennifer Weeks

Every year on March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the global water crisis. Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all people is one of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 by the United States and 192 other nations.
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Climate Shifts and Your Garden: Navigating the New Plant Hardiness Zones

Author: Matt Kasson, West Virginia University

Climate change is shifting the zones where plants grow – here’s what that could mean for your garden...
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Oats: The Superfood You Might Be Underestimating

Author: Duane Mellor, Aston University

Oats and oatmeal aren’t bad for you, as some claim – in fact, they probably have more health benefits than you realise...
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The Hidden Dangers of Toxic Stress and How to Fight Back

Author: Lawson R. Wulsin, University of Cincinnati

How much stress is too much? A psychiatrist explains the links between toxic stress and poor health − and how to get help...

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The Climate Crisis Through Children's Eyes

Author: Chloe Lucas, University of Tasmania; et al

Every day, more children discover they are living in a climate crisis. This makes many children feel sad, anxious, angry, powerless, confused and frightened about what the future holds.
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The Hidden Health Signals Your Hair Is Sending You

Author: Dan Baumgardt, University of Bristol

Hair speaks volumes. The way we cut, style and colour often acts as a representation of who we are.
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The Surprising Health Risks of Hot Tubs

Author: Dan Baumgardt, University of Bristol

Hot tubs are as full of nasty germs as you fear...
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Effective Anger Management Tactics: They're Not What You Think

Author: Sophie L. Kjaervik and Brad Bushman

New review of 154 studies reveals better ways to manage anger, better than blowing off steam...
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Can You Boost Your Income and Career with Microcredentials?

Author: Daniel Douglas, Trinity College

As private firms and governments struggle to fill jobs – and with the cost of college too high for many students – employers and elected officials are searching for alternative ways for people to get good jobs without having to earn a traditional college degree.
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Inside the Mind of a Conspiracy Theorist: The Influence of Intuition

Author: Darel Cookson, Nottingham Trent University

Conspiracy theorists seem to favour an intuitive thinking style – here’s why that’s important...
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At The Brink

With the upcoming US election, and with the increase of authoritarianism in many other countries, we are reintroducing this section of At The Brink.  To dispel darkness, one must shed light... so we are doing our part to shed light on what is going on in the world at large, and in the US specifically, with the intent of helping all of us awaken and make a difference, each in our own way...  Visit At The Brink for thought-provoking articles.


The Real Plan To Steal The 2024 Election From The People

Author: Robert Jennings,

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, there are troubling reports of a coordinated plan by far-right groups to deliberately undermine the integrity of the results in key swing states.
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Finding Light In Evangelicals' Dark Turn to Partisanship

Author: Robert Jennings,

Tim Alberta has stared into the abyss of extreme partisan Christianity in America - and somehow still sees light at the end of the tunnel.
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The Unseen Victims of Disaster Displacement

Author: Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra, University of Delaware

Tornadoes, wildfires and other disasters tell a story of vulnerability and recovery in America.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: March 25 - 31, 2024

Author: Pam Younghans

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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