The Science Says Gardening Is Good For You
The Science Says Gardening Is Good For You
in Gardening by Chris Williams, University of Melbourne
As the weather warms and days lengthen, your attention may be turning to that forgotten patch of your backyard. This…
Addicted To Oil: US Gasoline Consumption Is Higher Than Ever
Addicted To Oil: US Gasoline Consumption Is Higher Than Ever
in Environment by Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley
August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per…
Being Real, Being Happy: Letting go of the "Perfect Image"
Being Real, Being Happy: Letting go of the "Perfect Image"
in Perfectionism by Nicola Phoenix
Feeling accepted seems to feature so highly in our lives. We set such great store by how others perceive us. Even…
The autobiographic memory network switches on when someone is preoccupied by thoughts concerning themselves. Mitya Ku/Flickr, CC BY
What Role Does The Brain Play In Shaping Our Mood?
in Attitude Adjustments by Genevieve Rayner, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
“Somebody woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning.” You know that comment; the one that rarely makes you feel any…
Are The Current Impacts Of Climate Going Unheeded?
Are The Current Impacts Of Climate Going Unheeded?
in Climate Impacts by Tim Radford,Climate News Network
New scientific studies address lack of awareness of the adverse economic, social and biodiversity effects that climate…
50 Million Sessions Show Why Uber Is So Popular
50 Million Sessions Show Why Uber Is So Popular
in Economy by Mark Peters, University of Chicago
Economists used data from almost 50 million Uber sessions to figure out just how much customers are benefiting from the…
How Social Media Can Damage Body Image
How Social Media Can Damage Body Image
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Susan J Paxton and Siân McLean, La Trobe University
Social media is a wonderful way to connect with others, share experiences and opinions and express ideas. But it can…
What Is Spice And Why Is The Drug So Dangerous?
What Is Spice And Why Is The Drug So Dangerous?
in Diseases & Conditions by Oliver Sutcliffe and Robert Ralphs, Manchester Metropolitan University
Synthetic cannabis, of which Spice is an example, is linked to serious health issues ranging from difficulties…
The Movie "Free State Of Jones" Looks At The Castaway Army In The US Civil War
The Movie "Free State Of Jones" Looks At The Castaway Army In The US Civil War
in Leisure & Creativity by Erik Mathisen, Queen Mary University of London
Historians don’t like simple stories. Tales of the past that contain facile explanations or glib conclusions never seem…
A farmer in China spreads pesticide on her crops. Image: IFPRI via Flickr
Food Supply Fears Spark China's Intercontinental Land Grab
in Climate Impacts by Paul Brown, Climate News Network
With the impacts of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, China is buying land on other…
Listened to Your Body Lately? What's It Telling You?
Listened to Your Body Lately? What's It Telling You?
in Intuitive Awareness by Johanna Putnoi
Can you remember a time when your stomach knotted up in fear, your heart raced before an exciting challenge, you…
How Kids Can Benefit From Boredom
How Kids Can Benefit From Boredom
in Parenting by Teresa Belton, University of East Anglia
From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and…
What Exactly Is Terrorism, And Is It Getting Worse?
What Exactly Is Terrorism, And Is It Getting Worse?
in Hostilities by Frederic Lemieux, George Washington University
A bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday, injuring 29 people. Police discovered a second…
How Much Energy Do You Put Into Avoiding Being Assaulted?
How Much Energy Do You Put Into Avoiding Being Assaulted?
in Fear and Worry by Fiona Vera-Gray, Durham University
A recent article offering men advice about how to proposition a woman wearing headphones – encouraging them to block…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at communication, from within and from without, and we reflect on our true nature... which is…
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Horoscope Current Week: September 26 to October 2, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart
Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart
in Inspiration by Shavasti
The deepest truth of human longing is that each of us yearns to be free to love and be loved. Everything we keep hidden…
Peace Is Your Responsibility: Are You Ready To Be Peace?
Peace Is Your Responsibility: Are You Ready To Be Peace?
in Behavior Modification by Christopher Papadopoulos
To really know about peace is to embody the truth that you and peace are one. But since so many aren’t aware of what…
Relationship Myth: "If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say..."
The Relationship Myth: "If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say..."
in Communication by Linda & Charlie Bloom
Many of us also have a strong tendency to withhold giving input to others that we fear may cause them to feel upset or…
A team of scientists has analysed cyclically changing patterns of sunlight and variations in climate. Image: Stanley Zimny via Flickr
New Confirmation Solar Cycle Not To Blame For Global Warming
in Warming Evidence by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
New research confirms that increased greenhouse gas levels − rather than solar radiation impacts − are the key factor…
How The American Online Sex Trade Continues To Thrive
How The American Online Sex Trade Continues To Thrive
in Economy by Loretta Stalans, Loyola University Chicago and Mary Finn, Michigan State University
America has always had an underground sex trade, and for decades most pimps followed the same general script: they’d…
How to Raise an Environmentalist
How to Raise an Environmentalist
in Parenting by Jill Suttie, Greater Good
We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are on the…
Prayer is Your Personal Conversation with God
Prayer: Your Personal Conversation with God
in Religions and Beliefs by Michael Jones
Prayer is our personal conversation with God. How many people have been taught how to pray, the value of prayer, or the…
How People With The Obesity Gene Can Still Lose Weight
How People With The Obesity Gene Can Still Lose Weight
in Health & Wellness by John Mathers, Newcastle University
It’s been one of the most astonishing changes in human anatomy. In just one generation, people all over the world have…
Policy Issues Are Nearly Absent In This Presidential Campaign Coverage
Policy Issues Are Nearly Absent In This Presidential Campaign Coverage
in Elections by Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard University
Years ago, when I first started teaching and was at Syracuse University, one of my students ran for student body…
The More Work-life Balance We Have The More We Want
The More Work Life Balance We Have The More We Want
in Career & Success by Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne
Workers in countries where shorter working hours are the norm are more likely to complain of poor work-life balance,…
Open Your Heart and Get Out of Your Own Way
Open Your Heart and Get Out of Your Own Way
in Self-Help by Cara Bradley
When your heart opens, you access your natural sense of con­fidence. It emerges when you embrace the moment fully — no…
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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