Simple Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk
Simple Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk
in Diseases & Conditions by Mark Michaud, University of Rochester
Scientists have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may affect their ability to recognize…
Is “Helicopter Money” The Road to Hyperinflation or A Cure for Debt Deflation?
Is “Helicopter Money” The Road to Hyperinflation or A Cure for Debt Deflation?
in Economy by Ellen Brown
Fifteen years after embarking on its largely ineffective quantitative easing program, Japan appears poised to try the…
What Works And Doesn't Work With Carbon Pricing
What Works And Doesn't Work With Carbon Pricing
in Climate Solutions by Peter Fairley, Ensia
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit…
Should We Be Routinely Screened For Melanoma?
Should We Be Routinely Screened For Melanoma?
in Diseases & Conditions by David Orenstein, Brown University
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released a report saying there isn’t enough evidence to recommend…
Eat and Run: 8 Tips on Eating for Fitness and Health
Eat and Run: 8 Tips on Eating for Fitness and Health
in Fitness & Exercise by Maureen Sangiorgio
Beginning exerciser to triathlete, we know that exercise does us good. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)…
What Makes Your Brain Go All-in On What It Thinks You’re Seeing?
What Makes Your Brain Go All-in On What It Thinks You’re Seeing?
in Personal Development by Alex Burmester, New York University
Imagine walking along in the African savanna. Suddenly you notice a moving bush partially obscuring a large yellow…
Why Carbon Storage Increase In The Little Ice Age Bodes Ill For Us
Why Carbon Storage Increase In The Little Ice Age Bodes Ill For Us
in Warming Evidence by Peter Rayner, University of Melbourne; Cathy Trudinger, CSIRO; David Etheridge, CSIRO, and Mauro Rubino, Second University of Naples
The dip in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during the Little Ice Age wasn’t caused by New World pioneers cutting a…
7 Tips to Relieve Information Overload During a Hospital Stay
7 Tips to Relieve Information Overload During a Hospital Stay
in Health & Wellness by Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN
Anyone admitted to a hospital faces stress and anxiety, often in tandem with pain and trauma. Add into this mix a…
How Direct Manipulation Of The Brain Can Reverse Effects Of Depression
How Direct Manipulation Of The Brain Can Reverse Effects Of Depression
in Diseases & Conditions by Matthew Broome, University of Oxford
Manipulating the brain has been a tool used in the treatment of mental illness for centuries, and treatments have often…
The Link Between Violent Video Games And Real Violence Is Not Simple
The Link Between Violent Video Games And Real Violence Is Not Simple
in Anger Management by Brad Bushman, The Ohio State University
Public debate on the effects of violent video games can become especially contentious in the wake of a rampage…
Giving Your Gift: What Is Your Gift to the Earth?
Giving Your Gift: What Is Your Gift to the Earth?
in Gratitude & Service by Marilyn C. Barrick, Ph.D.
Every creative venture has its moments when it would be easy to say, This is too much, it's hopeless. The person with…
Can A Stem Cell Gene Called Nanog Reverse Aging?
Can A Stem Cell Gene Called Nanog Reverse Aging?
in Health & Wellness by Cory Nealon University at Buffalo
In a series of experiments, an embryonic stem cell gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to…
What It Means When Kids Walk On Their Toes
What It Means When Kids Walk On Their Toes
in Parenting by Cylie Williams, Monash University
When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking.
The Science Behind Trusting Clinton Or Trump
The Science Behind Trusting Clinton Or Trump
in Creating Realities by Jillian Jordan, Yale University and David Rand, Yale University
Large swaths of the American public want Donald J. Trump to be their president – maybe even a majority, according to an…
Harvard Lawless School and You
Harvard Lawless School and You
in Culture Wars by Ralph Nader
Harvard Law School professors love to use hypotheticals in their classes. So let’s try one that they have not subjected…
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
in Fear and Worry by AJ Earley
Children are not as adept as adults at understanding complex emotions like stress, and aren’t likely to be able to tell…
Will Kids Grow Out Of Childhood Asthma?
Will Kids Grow Out Of Childhood Asthma?
in Diseases & Conditions by Louisa Owens, University of Western Australia and Adam Jaffe, UNSW Australia
When a child is diagnosed with asthma, parents usually have a number of questions. How serious is asthma? Will the…
How Forests Respond To Increasing Levels Of CO2
How Forests Respond To Increasing Levels Of CO2
in Climate Solutions by Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona
Forests take up 25 to 30 percent of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide—a strong greenhouse gas—and therefore are…
I’m Sticking With Sanders And Voting for Clinton
I’m Sticking With Sanders And Voting for Clinton
in Elections by David Korten, YES! Magazine
Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
What Happens If The San Andreas Fault Cracks
What Happens If The San Andreas Fault Cracks
in Science & Technology by Matthew Blackett, Coventry University
The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have…
I See Everything As If For the First Time
See Everything As If For the First Time
in Meditation by Osho
We look at things always with old eyes. You come to your home; you look at it without looking at it. You know it --…
Is Your Nervous System A Democracy Or A Dictatorship
Is Your Nervous System A Democracy Or A Dictatorship?
in Behavior Modification by Ari Berkowitz, University of Oklahoma
How does the architecture of our brain and neurons allow each of us to make individual behavioral choices? Scientists…
Metastatic Prostate Cancer Is Up 72% In 10 Years
Metastatic Prostate Cancer Is Up 72% In 10 Years
in Diseases & Conditions by Marla Paul, Northwestern University
The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent from 2004 to 2013, but it’s unclear whether…
Is Internet Freedom A Tool For Democracy Or Authoritarianism?
Is Internet Freedom A Tool For Democracy Or Authoritarianism?
in Science & Technology by Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University and Erik C. Nisbet, The Ohio State University
The irony of internet freedom was on full display shortly after midnight July 16 in Turkey when President Erdogan used…
What Factors Influence Income Inequality?
What Factors Influence Income Inequality?
in Inequality by Dale O. Cloninger, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Whether it’s by coincidence or causation, the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 has resulted in growing angst over…
How To Keep Anxiety At Bay While Living In A Chaotic World
How To Keep Anxiety At Bay While Living In A Chaotic World
in Fear and Worry by David Chesire, University of Florida
Ella Fitzgerald sang that “into each life some rain must fall,” but it has felt like torrents of grief have fallen upon…
Droughts Are Drying Up Amazon’s Green Lungs
Droughts Are Drying Up Amazon’s Green Lungs
in Climate Impacts by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s…
Knowing The Belief You Have In Authority Is Just Your Opinion
Knowing The Belief You Have In Authority Is Just Your Opinion
in Religions and Beliefs by Alan Watts
I was taught when I was a little boy that it was good to be unselfish and loving, and I used to think that I should…
Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism
Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism
in Parenting by Nia Heard-Garris, University of Michigan
I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the…
America's Deep Political Divide Can Be Traced Back To 1832
America's Deep Political Divide Can Be Traced Back To 1832
in Democracy by Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University
You’ve probably heard the popular aphorism “to the victor belongs the spoils of the enemy.” But you might not know who…
America's Police Culture Has A Masculinity Problem
America's Police Culture Has A Masculinity Problem
in Justice by Frank Rudy Cooper, Suffolk University
Three police officers were killed and at least three wounded in a shooting in Baton Rouge. Ten days earlier – on July 7…
How Does It Feel to Be Sixty? The Best Is Yet To Come
How Does It Feel to Be Sixty? The Best Is Yet To Come
in Yourself by Billie Biederman
When I asked the question -- How does it feel to be sixty? -- of my teacher at the Gurdjieff Foundation, she took her…
Does Drinking Hot Tea In Summer Really Cool You Down?
Does Drinking Hot Tea In Summer Really Cool You Down?
in Health & Wellness by Steve Faulkner, Loughborough University and Katy Griggs, Loughborough University
I remember as a child, on the rare warm days that we used to get in Britain, my grandmother telling me to “have a cup…
Clinton's New College Compact Plan Explained
Clinton's New College Compact Plan Explained
in Elections by Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University
Ahead of the Democratic National Convention – on July 5 – Hillary Clinton announced a set of new proposals on higher…
Why Do You Feel Like You're Falling When You Go To Sleep?
Why Do You Feel Like You're Falling When You Go To Sleep?
in Health & Wellness by Jason Ellis, Northumbria University, Newcastle
It should be one of the most relaxing times of the day. You climb into bed, get comfortable and cosy, start to feel…
Why Smart Drugs Can Make You Less Clever
Why Smart Drugs Can Make You Less Clever
in Herbs & Supplements by Nadira Faber, University of Oxford
It is an open secret: while athletes dope their bodies, regular office workers dope their brains. They buy prescription…
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Do Students Do As Well With Digital Reading vs Paper?
in Parenting by Naomi Baron, American University
Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print? For both parents and teachers, knowing whether…
It's All in Your Head?
It's All in Your Head?
in Creating Realities by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin & Ted Morino
Just as true happiness is not simply the absence of problems but an internal life state that enables us to challenge…
The Allure And Dangers Of Superfoods
The Allure And Dangers Of Superfoods
in Food & Nutrition by Jessica Loyer, University of Adelaide
Superfoods are everywhere these days. Once found only in niche health food shops, displays of “exotic” superfoods like…
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Is Clinton On The Verge Of A Colossal Political Mistake
in Elections by Robert Reich
Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the…
What Your Pee And Poo Color Says About Your Health
What Your Pee And Poo Color Says About Your Health
in Health & Wellness by Clare Collins, University of Newcastle; Kristine Pezdirc, University of Newcastle, and Megan Rollo, University of Newcastle
Out of the blue, I passed bright red pee. I freaked, thinking it was a sign of terminal disease. Then I remembered the…
Vast Wildfires Are Burning far From Humans In Remote Siberia
Vast Wildfires Are Burning In Remote Siberia
in Climate Impacts by Stefan H. Doerr, Swansea University and Cristina Santin, Swansea University
Every so often, in regions too remote for the TV cameras, satellite images reveal vast fires covering thousands of…
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
As we start another week, we may wish we could take a breather from the intense weeks that have preceded this one.…
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Horoscope Current Week: July 25 to 31, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness
Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
A friend told of a family situation that you may relate to. For many years, she’d been estranged from her sister, who…
Aligning with Your Higher Self: The Cosmic Hot and Cold Game
Aligning with Your Higher Self: The Cosmic Hot and Cold Game
in Intuitive Awareness by Jonathan Robinson
Remember the hot and cold game you used to play as a kid? Someone would hide an object, such as a pen, and you would…
Can Menopause Really Be Reversed?
Can Menopause Really Be Reversed?
in Health & Wellness by Roger Sturmey, University of Hull
Scientists in Greece claimed recently to have reversed the menopause. They did this by injecting blood plasma that…
What Other Cultures Can Teach Parents About Raising Their Children
What Other Cultures Can Teach Parents About Raising Their Children
in Parenting by Sam Carr, University of Bath
We live in a competitive world, where worth and value are increasingly based on league tables and performance…
How A Varied Diet Can Prevent Diabetes
How A Varied Diet Can Prevent Diabetes
in Healing Diet by Annalijn I Conklin, University of California, Los Angeles; Nita Forouhi, University of Cambridge, and Pablo Monsivais, University of Cambridge
In a study of over 25,000 adults with detailed information about their eating habits, people with a greater diversity…
How Gross Inequality And Crushed Hopes Have Fed The Rise Of Donald Trump
How Gross Inequality And Crushed Hopes Have Fed The Rise Of Donald Trump
in Elections by Nick Fischer, Monash University
Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for president of the United States and millions of people are asking: “How…
Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times
Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times
in Horoscope by Sarah Varcas
We live in intense times: intensely unpredictable, intensely beautiful, intensely unsettling, intensely…
The Right Kind Of Intimacy Keeps Couples Feeling Sexy
The Right Kind Of Intimacy Keeps Couples Feeling Sexy
in Couples by Monique Patenaude, University of Rochester
New research suggests that there are ways for couples to sustain—or rekindle—their passion, despite the tendency of…
Why You Might Want To Order Lunch An Hour Early
Why You Might Want To Order Lunch An Hour Early
in Food & Nutrition by Shilo Rea, Carnegie Mellon University
Ordering lunch at least an hour before you eat could help you cut calories and avoid unhealthy impulse choices.
How A New Source Of Water Is Helping Reduce Conflict In The Middle East
How A New Source Of Water Is Helping Reduce Conflict In The Middle East
in Economy by InnerSelf Staff
Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch…
Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?
Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?
in Leisure & Creativity by Gregory Currie, University of York
If you are committed to the pleasures of reading you may be pleased to discover that there is evidence to suggest that…
A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a Difference
A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a Difference
in Career & Success by Michelle-Jeanne Noel
Why do so many brave people, having failed in their marriage, their job or some other undertaking, fall into the same…
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More CO2 Won't Help Northern Forests Or Stave Off Climate Change
in Environment by Noah Charney, University of Arizona
We’ve heard the predictions of how greenhouse gas emissions will drive changes in the temperatures and precipitation…
Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?
Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?
in Parenting by Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Brad Bushman, The Ohio State University, and Yakup Cetin, Fatih University
The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black…
How The Word Hysteria Has Been Used To Control Women
How The Word Hysteria Has Been Used To Control Women
in Culture Wars by Paula Michaels, Monash University
Is there a difference between calling a woman or a man “hysterical”? The word’s origin as the term for a psychological…
Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You
Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
If you're waiting for a change and frustrated it's not happening, maybe it would be beneficial to give up all hope!…
Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success
Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success
in Diseases & Conditions by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.
If you take prescription opioids, you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms at some point—perhaps when you forgot to…
Humans Are Playing High-risk, High-stakes Ecological Roulette
Humans Are Playing High-risk, High-stakes Ecological Roulette
in Environment by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientists across the world shows that human impacts have helped push…
Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change
Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change
in Life Changes by Nancy Bolling
I’m tempted by efficiency. My overactive brain craves the order of a predictable routine, a color-by-numbers life, the…
The Norovirus Sickens Almost 700 Million People A Year
The Norovirus Sickens Almost 700 Million People A Year
in Environmental Health by Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins University
"It doesn't matter how old you are or if you're in a wealthy country or a poorer one or if you've had it before—you can…
The Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans
The Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans
in Environment by Liza Gross, Ensia
When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled…
Politics Serves As Therapy When Trump Takes The Stage
Politics Serves As Therapy When Trump Takes The Stage
in Elections by Brendon O'Connor, University of Sydney
Since the election of George W. Bush, I have been telling anyone who would listen that the 21st-century Republican…
Synchronicities: The Invisible World Becoming Visible
Synchronicities: The Invisible World Becoming Visible
in Intuitive Awareness by Michelle-Jeanne Noel
There is a message inside everything we experience, in tune with what we need to learn. We often deny it and…

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