Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra
Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra
in Horoscope by Sarah Varcas
We may be beset with all kinds of desires, passions, certainties and non-negotiables at the moment. Ice cold clarity is…
How The Internet Helps Us Translate Social Capital To Economic Benefits
How The Internet Helps Us Translate Social Capital To Economic Benefits
in Career & Success by Mohammad Salahuddin, University of Southern Queensland; et al
Keeping up with our social networks online helps us get what we want in the short term, but could be worse for our…
Why To Beware Of Undercooked Chicken Livers
Why To Beware Of Undercooked Chicken Livers
in Food & Nutrition by Paul Cross, Bangor University; Dan Rigby, University of Manchester, and Sarah O'Brien, University of Liverpool
An increasing number of food-poisoning outbreaks in Britain are being caused by undercooked chicken livers.
Limited research has been conducted into how LSD produces its psychoactive effects. Pixabay
Is LSD Dangerous, Mystical Or Therapeutic?
in Herbs & Supplements by Julaine Allan, Charles Sturt University
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that grows on rye and…
Defending Our Ideals: Is My Belief is "More Right" Than Your Belief?
Defending Our Ideals: Is My Belief is "More Right" Than Your Belief?
in Culture Wars by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
As long as each side is attached to their beliefs, the battle never ends. It is only when one person is able to step…
How Corporate America Can Help Curb Income Inequality
How Corporate America Can Help Curb Income Inequality
in Inequality by Wallace Hopp, University of Michigan
Scorpion met Frog on a river bank and asked him for a ride to the other side. “How do I know you won’t sting me?” asked…
Some people believe the soul has no mass, takes no space and is localised nowhere. Michelle Robinson/Flickr, CC BY
Why Psychology Lost Its Soul
in Counseling by George Paxinos, Neuroscience Research Australia
Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an…
Dreams: When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life
When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life
in Dream Interpretation by Nora Caron
"I was very moved by the Blue Star Kachina prophecy,” Lucina began, sitting self-consciously next to the stranger. “I…
Mercury Contamination Is Widespread Across Western North America
Mercury Contamination Is Widespread Across Western North America
in Environmental Health by Jim Erickson, University of Michigan
Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish, and…
Here's How To Raise A Child To Be Sympathetic
Here's How To Raise A Child To Be Sympathetic
in Parenting by Tina Malti and Ju-Hyun Song, University of Toronto
Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others – more so when the world feels full…
We Can Read All Your Email, And You'll Never Know
We Can Read All Your Email, And You'll Never Know
in Privacy and Security by Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University
Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent…
Why The Social Predictions of HG Wells Are So Significant
Why The Social Predictions of HG Wells Are So Significant
in Trends by Simon John James, Durham University
No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have…
How Do I Know If I Drink Too Much?
How Do I Know If I Drink Too Much?
in Behavior Modification by Bosco Rowland, Deakin University
While alcohol is a legal and common way many societies stimulate social interaction, when consumed at high levels over…
Are Intelligent People Really Better At Chess?
Are Intelligent People Really Better At Chess?
in Leisure & Creativity by Andy Henion, Michigan State University
A new study offers some of the most conclusive evidence to date that intelligence is linked to chess skill—a hotly…
Trump's Huge Trickle-Down Economic Plan
Trump's Huge Trickle-Down Economic Plan
in Inequality by Robert Reich
Donald Trump poses as a working-class populist, but about his new economic plan would be a gusher for the wealthy. And…
How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?
How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?
in Career & Success by Lorraine Flaherty
As Dorothy travelled along the yellow brick road she came to a crossroads. Out loud she wondered which way to go and…
The Future Of The US Supreme Court Is At Stake With Who Wins In November
The Future Of The US Supreme Court Is At Stake With Who Wins In November
in Justice by Felicity Turner, Armstrong State University
At a recent rally of Donald Trump supporters in North Carolina, Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence said…
Why Child Sex Abuse Doesn't Create Pedophiles
Why Child Sex Abuse Doesn't Create Pedophiles
in Sexuality by Xanthe Mallett, University of New England
A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves. The theory is based on the…
45 Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Common in Household Dust
45 Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Common in Household Dust
in Environmental Health by Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
Researchers at George Washington University compiled data from household dust samples collected throughout the United…
A Sixth Sense? How We Can Tell That Eyes Are Watching Us
A Sixth Sense? How We Can Tell That Eyes Are Watching Us
in Intuitive Awareness by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford
We’ve all had that feeling that somebody is watching us – even if we’re not looking directly at their eyes. But how can…
Why Teens Need To Start School Later
Why Teens Need To Start School Later
in Parenting by Kyla Wahlstrom, University of Minnesota
Millions of high schoolers are having to wake up early as they start another academic year. It is not uncommon to hear…
New COF Material Could Mean Electric Cars Charge Faster
New COF Material Could Mean Electric Cars Charge Faster
in Science & Technology by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University
An electric car currently relies on a complex interplay of both batteries and supercapacitors to provide the energy it…
Can A High Level of Self-Esteem Really Boost Your Immune System?
Can A High Level of Self-Esteem Really Boost Your Immune System?
in Healing Disciplines by Dana Ullman
How you feel about yourself may actually affect the way your body defends itself against the various stresses and…
What Are Cataracts and How Are They Treated?
What Are Cataracts and How Are They Treated?
in Diseases & Conditions by Jason Yosar, The University of Queensland
Nearly one-third of Australians aged 55 or over (or around 1.5 million people) have an untreated cataract. In 2013-14,…
If You Love Me, Don’t Feed Me Bacon or Soft Drinks
If You Love Me, Don’t Feed Me Bacon or Soft Drinks
in Food & Nutrition by Clare Collins, University of Newcastle
A friend reckons he has it good. His partner cooks a bacon-hash-brown-fry-up for breakfast every day. “Are you sure?” I…
For-profit Trade Schools Offer More Debt, Fewer Jobs
For-profit Trade Schools Offer More Debt, Fewer Jobs
in Happiness & Success by Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
Students from disadvantaged neighborhoods are often drawn to for-profit trade schools after high school, seeing them as…
'Snowden,' A Picture Of The Cybersecurity State
'Snowden,' A Picture Of The Cybersecurity State
in Leisure & Creativity by Sanjay Goel, University at Albany, State University of New York
With the release of a new film about Edward Snowden, the man who revealed secret documents detailing a massive U.S.…
Sleep Paralysis Is a Wide-Awake Brain and a Snoozing Body
Sleep Paralysis Is a Wide-Awake Brain and a Snoozing Body
in Fear and Worry by Holly Shive, Texas A&M University
Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to rub the tiredness out of…
Handle With Care Words That Insult, Offend And Wound
Handle With Care Words That Insult, Offend And Wound
in Anger Management by Howard Manns, Monash University
Our linguistic and legal obsession with “insult” and “offence” is nothing new. In 1832, Sydney resident William…
Anger's Gift & The Dance of Love
Anger's Gift & The Dance of Love
in Anger Management by Sam Keen
Sometimes what looks like a fight is only the fierceness of love. We have moved from a condition of silent hostility,…
Can An App Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-tech World?
Can An App Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-tech World?
in Mindfulness by Rafael A Calvo and Dorian Peters, University of Sydney
With the release of the latest Apple Watch this month came a new Breathe app which promises to “help you better manage…
Africa Is The Perfect Testing Ground For Adapting To The Anthropocene Epoch
Africa Is The Perfect Testing Ground For Adapting To The Anthropocene Epoch
in Environment by John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand
There’s a growing belief that asserts that our civilisation is embarked on a new epoch, the Anthropocene. This new…
Affording Child Care In America
Affording Child Care In America
in Inequality by Emily Costello, The Conversation
This week on the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump took a big step out of traditional Republican territory to…
How The Sea Level Of The Pacific Ocean Predicts The Rise In Surface Temperatures
How The Sea Level Of The Pacific Ocean Predicts The Rise In Surface Temperatures
in Weather by Mari Jensen, University of Arizona
Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean let scientists estimate future global average surface temperatures, a new report…
Stumped About  Obama's TPP Trade Deal? You're Not Alone
Stumped About Obama's TPP Trade Deal? You're Not Alone
in Economy by Nina Pavcnik, Dartmouth College
The proposed trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership – TPP for short – is drawing fire from both the right…
Stop Thoughtlessly Re-Posting Memes and Get in the Arena
Stop Thoughtlessly Re-Posting Memes and Get in the Arena
in Creating Realities by Nancy Bolling
Posting a meme isn’t being the change. Neither is hash-tagging. No matter how relevant and important the cause, you’re…
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Compassion is a Verb, Not A Feeling
in Religions and Beliefs by Sharon Salzberg
Compassion is not a thought or a sentimental feeling, but is rather a movement of the heart. Compassion is born out of…
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Students Have Difficulty Learning In Unproven Ways
in Education by Stephen Dinham, University of Melbourne
In health there are well-established protocols that govern the introduction of any new drug or treatment. Of major…
What Sad Songs Say To Some People, But Not Others
What Sad Songs Say To Some People, But Not Others
in Behavior Modification by Tuomas Eerola, Durham University
Tear-jerkers such as Adele’s Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions…
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The World's Carbon Stores Are Going Up In Smoke With Vanishing Wilderness
in Environment by James Watson, The University of Queensland; Bill Laurance, James Cook University; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, and James Allan, The University of Queensland
The Earth’s last intact wilderness areas are shrinking dramatically. In a recently published paper we showed that the…
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Why Cheap Cloth Masks Provide Little Protection Against Deadly Air Pollution
in Environmental Health by Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Anyone who has stepped off an airplane in one of the major cities of the developing world has encountered profound and…
Can The Clean Water Act Actually Help Businesses Make More Money?
Can The Clean Water Act Actually Help Businesses Make More Money?
in Economy by George Diepenbrock, University of Kansas
Environmental regulations don’t alway have a negative effect on profits. A new study finds that the US Clean Water Act,…
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5 Fruits From China You Should Avoid
in Food & Nutrition by Irene Luo, Epoch Times
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” says the proverb—but maybe not in China. Due to a lack of regulation and…
Your Flashbulb Memories Aren't As Accurate As Believed
Your Flashbulb Memories Aren't As Accurate As Believed
in Intuitive Awareness by Jennifer Talarico, Lafayette College
Where were you on Sept. 11 when you first heard that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center?
A bracelet made from fabric woven with special energy-harvesting strands that collect electricity from the sun and motion. (Credit: Georgia Tech)
Fabrics That Harvests Energy From Both The Sun And Motion
in Leisure & Creativity by Josh Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
A new fabric harvests energy from both sunshine and motion at the same time.
From Crappy to Happy in Four Easy Steps
From Crappy to Happy in Four Easy Steps
in Happiness & Success by Randy Peyser
What am I doing? is the most frequent question I ask as I let go of my most recent job and relationship. The answer…
What Is The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food Rotting
What Is The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food Rotting
in Food & Nutrition by Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham
A hotel in Reykjavík has on display a McDonald’s burger and fries, seemingly undecomposed after 2,512 days – and…
Shadow Banking Increases The Risk Of Another Global Financial Crisis
Shadow Banking Increases The Risk Of Another Global Financial Crisis
in Economy by Necmi K Avkiran, The University of Queensland
Banks may still be evading increased regulation by shifting activities to shadow banking. This system is well…
The Biggest Ocean Animals Are Poised To Disappear
The Biggest Ocean Animals Are Poised To Disappear
in Environment by Ker Than, Stanford University
An unprecedented pattern of extinction in the oceans today that largely targets large-bodied animals over smaller…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
The articles this week look at perfectionism both in our own selves and in our children. We ask ourselves some hard…
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Horoscope Current Week: September 19 to 25, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Redefining Accomplisment and Discovering the True Measure of Success
Redefining Accomplishment and Discovering the True Measure of Success
in Career & Success by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
Business writer and journalist Srully Blotnick wrote of a 20-year study of men who became millionaires. The single…
Growing Veggies, Not Grass, Will Cut Greenhouse Gases
Growing Veggies, Not Grass, Will Cut Greenhouse Gases
in Climate Solutions by Julie Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara
Each kilo (about 2 pounds, 3 ounces) of homegrown veggies can cut greenhouse gas emissions by two kilograms, research…
Does The Climate Crisis Call For Fewer Children?
Does The Climate Crisis Call For Fewer Children?
in Climate Solutions by Travis N. Rieder, Johns Hopkins University
Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the…
Sports Parent Trap: The Lure of Reaching the Pros
Sports Parent Trap: The Lure of Reaching the Pros
in Parenting by Jerry Lynch
Many young athletes become mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fried by the constant competitive pressure, which…
Narrowing In On The Theory Of Aging
Narrowing In On The Theory Of Aging
in Health & Wellness by David Orenstein, Brown University
A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the “transposon theory of aging.”
What Do The Clinton Charities Actually Do?
What Do The Clinton Charities Actually Do?
in Elections by Brian Mittendorf, The Ohio State University
Charities tied to the Clinton family have received seemingly endless scrutiny throughout the presidential campaign.…
Overworked, Overstressed, Overextended, Overwhelmed? Solving Your Personal Fatigue Crisis
Overworked, Overstressed, Overextended, Overwhelmed? Solving Your Personal Fatigue Crisis
in Diseases & Conditions by Debra Waterhouse
Chances are, this question "Why do I feel so tired?" has crossed your mind more than once... You felt the wave of…
A Sober Crowd Makes Drinking Seem More Risky
A Sober Crowd Makes Drinking Seem More Risky
in Behavior Modification by Cardiff University
People were more likely to underestimate their own level of drinking, drunkenness, and the associated risks when…
The sun sets on an offshore oil rig. Image: troy_williams via Flickr
Experts Say Energy Investment Is In A Spectacular Shift
in Climate Solutions by Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network
Energy experts say global investment patterns show a spectacular shift, with renewables on the rise and support for…
Do You Suffer from Unrealistic Expectations of Perfectionism and Compulsive Comparison?
Do You Suffer from Unrealistic Expectations of Perfectionism and Compulsive Comparison?
in Perfectionism by Jayne Morris
Perfectionism can prevent us from acknowledging the best in ourselves because our attention becomes focused on overly…
Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?
Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?
in Mindfulness by Roger Housden
One day Ajahn Chah held up a beautiful Chinese teacup. “To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I…
Driverless Uber Cars Are Coming To Disrupt The Sharing Economy
Driverless Uber Cars Are Coming To Disrupt The Sharing Economy
in Economy by Ursula Huws, University of Hertfordshire
Uber’s announcement that it will introduce driverless cars in Pittsburgh, US, throws into question the fate of not just…
How To Change Your "Not Enough" Thinking
How To Change Your "Not Enough" Thinking
in Fear and Worry by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Do you feel like you're never enough? That there's never enough time? Money? Friends? Great opportunities? Recognition?…
Are Black Americans More Resilient To Stress Than Whites
Are Black Americans More Resilient To Stress Than Whites
in Health & Wellness by Shervin Assari, University of Michigan
White Americans live on average3.6 years longer than black Americans. If you look only at men, the difference becomes…
Awareness versus Self-Improvement
Awareness versus Self-Improvement
in Mindfulness by Dr. Richard Moss
It is not what we feel or experience that we need fear; it is what remains unconscious that poses the real threat.…
Renewable Power Is Starting To Establish An Economic Lead
Renewable Power Is Starting To Establish An Economic Lead
in Climate Solutions by Alex Kirby, Climate News Network
New analysis shows the cost of energy from renewables is already lower on average than from fossil fuels, and will soon…

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