Who Are You? What Is Your Real Name?
Who Are You? What Is Your Real Name?
in Leisure & Creativity by Guy Finley
Once upon a time a little Being was sitting by a stream…sighing, sad, and just a bit frightened. At that same moment,…
The Year of Redirection: Going Where Life Leads
The Year of Redirection: Going Where Life Leads
in Happiness & Success by Alan Cohen
What seems to be a dead end sign is an arrow pointing you in another direction. The universe is saying, “This is not…
Why Trump Is Right And Wrong About Killing Off The TPP
Why Trump Is Right And Wrong About Killing Off The TPP
in Economy by Elizabeth Thurbon, UNSW Australia and Linda Weiss, University of Sydney
President-elect Donald Trump is right: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a damaging deal and deserves to be killed…
There Are Many Unsuspected Heroes Among Us
There Are Many Unsuspected Heroes Among Us
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Joyce Vissell
In 1960, I was fourteen years old and my mother was the first civil rights activist that I knew. She did not march the…
Many Teens Can’t Tell The Difference Between Love Or Abuse
Teens Can't Tell The Difference Between Love Or Abuse
in Couples by Art Jahnke, Boston University
Many people involved in abusive partner relationships don’t think of the mistreatment as abuse, say researchers. Yet…
This Implant Predicts Heart Failure A Month Before It Happens
This Implant Predicts Heart Failure A Month Before It Happens
in Diseases & Conditions by Matthew Solovey, Penn State University
A system of sensors added to defibrillator implants might make it possible to predict heart failure events—sometimes…
Trump's Climate Policy Has The Lives Of Billions In His Hands
Trump's Climate Policy Has The Lives Of Billions In His Hands
in Climate Impacts by Travis N. Rieder, Johns Hopkins University
President-elect Donald Trump has been unclear so far on how many of his campaign pledges he actually intends to see…
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Four Myths About The Oil And Gas Bonanza In The Arctic
in Economy by Michael John Laiho, Durham University
The Arctic is experiencing an extraordinary heatwave – it’s 20C warmer than usual at this time of year (just imagine…
Why There's A Backlash Against Globalization And How It Needs To Change
Why There's A Backlash Against Globalization And How It Needs To Change
in Economy by John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Globalization is under attack. The electoral victory of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and the rise of an aggressive…
Warriors of the Light: We Are The Revolution
Warriors of the Light: We Are The Revolution
in Activism by Paulo Coelho
My literature is totally committed with a new political attitude – human beings in search of their own identity. My…
Why Palliative Care Really Does Boost Quality Of Life
Why Palliative Care Really Does Boost Quality Of Life
in Health & Wellness by Lawerence Synett, University of Pittsburgh
People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than…
What China's Export Machine Can Teach Trump About Globalization
What China's Export Machine Can Teach Trump About Globalization
in Economy by Penelope B. Prime, Georgia State University
At the Olympics in Rio this summer, Chinese companies supplied the mascot dolls, much of the sports equipment, the…
How Tribal Thinking Has Left Us In A Post-truth World
How Tribal Thinking Has Left Us In A Post-truth World
in Trends by Rob Brooks, UNSW Australia
In light of Brexit, and the United States election campaign that gave us President-elect Donald J Trump, Oxford…
Why Coal Fired Power Stations Need To Shut On Health Grounds Alone
Why Coal Fired Power Stations Need To Shut On Health Grounds Alone
in Environmental Health by David Shearman, University of Adelaide
The Senate inquiry’s report into the planned closure of coal-fired power stations will no doubt shed light on the…
How Comfort Food Is Getting Me Through These Rough Post-Election Days
How Comfort Food Is Getting Me Through These Rough Post-Election Days
in Behavior Modification by Erin Sagen, YES! Magazine
It was a few days after Halloween, and the Butterfingers had already disappeared. A bowl of Tootsie Rolls and lollipops…
Why Smartphones Could Be Ruining Your Love Life
Why Smartphones Could Be Ruining Your Love Life
in Couples by James A. Roberts, Baylor University
The majority of our relationships are in shambles. The U.S. divorce rate hovers at 40 percent, but that’s not the whole…
5 Keys for Unlocking Your Innate Creativity
5 Keys for Unlocking Your Innate Creativity
in Leisure & Creativity by Ransom Stephens, Ph.D.
A blank canvas. An empty music score. A newly opened Word document or electric circuit simulation. Trying to harness…
The Central Pacific El Niño Gets A Little Less Mysterious
The Central Pacific El Niño Gets A Little Less Mysterious
in Climate by InnerSelf Staff
A new theoretical model may lead to timelier, accurate forecasts of the central Pacific El Niño, an important…
Why Some People Heal and Others Don't...
Why Some People Heal and Others Don't...
in Healing Disciplines by Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.
Healing has always been a great mystery, especially when a cure works for one person but perhaps not for another. Part…
How Trump Is About To Deliver A Knockout Punch To His Union Supporters
How Trump Is About To Deliver A Knockout Punch To His Union Supporters
in Economy by Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University
I’ve written before on how the decline of organized labor beginning in the late 1970s gave birth to the backlash that…
Why It's Important to Meditate Even When You’re Happy
Why It's Important to Meditate Even When You’re Happy
in Meditation by Richard J. Davidson, YES! Magazine
Emotions are the lenses through which we experience daily life and inhabit the world—how we love, learn, work, make…
A Time Of Transition and Potential For Fusion Energy

A Time Of Transition and Potential For Fusion Energy

Stewart Prager and Michael C. Zarnstorff, Princeton University
Gender Outranks Race When Kids Describe Themselves
Gender Outranks Race When Kids Describe Themselves
in Attitude Adjustments by Deborah Bach, University of Washington
Kids ages 7 to 12 rate gender as more important to their social identities than race, say researchers. The research…
Our Political Beliefs Predict How We Feel About Climate Change
Our Political Beliefs Predict How We Feel About Climate Change
in Political by Neil Levy, University of Oxford
The man who called global warming a fabrication invented by the Chinese to make US manufacturing less competitive is…
Without Empathy For Trump Voters, Movements Can’t Succeed
Without Empathy For Trump Voters, Activists Can’t Succeed
in Culture Wars by George Lakey, Waging NonViolence
This was a highly emotional election, and we need time to feel our feelings and sort out what it means for us and for…
Finding Freedom In The Darkness
Finding Freedom In The Darkness
in Creating Realities by John Bradshaw
There once was a man who was sentenced to die. He was blindfolded and put in a pitch dark cave. The cave was 100 yards…
What To Do About The Climate Change Hotspots
What To Do About The Climate Change Hotspots
in Climate Impacts by Barbara Neumann, University of Kiel and Sylvia Szabo, University of Southampton
The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe. But some regions are particularly…
Smoking Harms Both Your Physical Health And Mental Health
Smoking Harms Both Your Physical Health And Mental Health
in Diseases & Conditions by Tom Heffernan and Anna-Marie Marshall, Northumbria University, Newcastle
A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to die early than someone…
Beware Of Those Who Mislead, Who Thrive On Fear, And Capitalize On Crises
Do True Leaders Mislead or Thrive On Fear and Capitalize On Crises?
in Fear and Worry by Owen Skae, Rhodes University
He cautioned against leaders who capitalize on difficult situations to have us believe that our destiny and salvation…
Is The Cuban Healthcare System Really As Great As People Claim?
Is The Cuban Healthcare System Really As Great As People Claim?
in Healthcare by Rich Warner, Anglia Ruskin University
Pundits have been discussing the merits (or not) of Fidel Castro’s legacy as his body lies in state.
Why Frequent Dieting Makes You Put On Weight
Why Frequent Dieting Makes You Put On Weight
in Healing Diet by Tim Spector, King's College London
People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the…
Unlike Adults, Teens Pitch In Despite Income Inequality
Unlike Adults, Teens Pitch In Despite Income Inequality
in Inequality by Rachel Harrison, New York University
New research links income inequality with greater civic engagement among young people—particularly among young people…
How Can Exposure Therapy Treat Social Anxiety?
How Can Exposure Therapy Treat Social Anxiety?
in Healing Disciplines by Michelle H Lim, Swinburne University of Technology
Most of us experience a level of social anxiety at some point in our lives. We worry about what people think of us,…
Is The American Media Trying Divert Their Culpability In Screwing Up Our Election?
Is The American Media Trying To Divert Their Culpability In Screwing Up Our Election?
in Jennings Blog by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The recent attention given to the Russian government propaganda as being a driving force behind the Clinton loss or…
Mexicans Are Migrating, Just Not Across The US Border
Mexicans Are Migrating, Just Not Across The US Border
in Economy by Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University and Bernardo Ramirez Rios, Skidmore College
Mexican migration to the U.S. is in decline. The Pew Hispanic Research Center has found that since 2009, more than one…
Are Dreams Wake-Up Calls From Your Psyche?
Are Dreams Wake-Up Calls From Your Psyche?
in Dream Interpretation by Alexandra Kennedy
Perhaps you have always ignored your dreams or devalued the messages from this part of your psyche. But most cultures…
Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?

Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?

Clare Collins, University of Newcastle and Lindsay Wu, UNSW Australia
How Right To Be Forgotten Puts Privacy And Free Speech On A Collision Course
How Right To Be Forgotten Puts Privacy And Free Speech On A Collision Course
in Privacy and Security by George Brock, City, University of London
The age of digital technology, in which we can search and retrieve more information than we could in any previous era,…
5 Reasons Why Cutting NASA’s Climate Research Would Be A Colossal Mistake
5 Reasons Why Cutting NASA’s Climate Research Would Be A Colossal Mistake
in Climate by James Dyke, University of Southampton
Will President Trump really slash funding of NASA’s “politicized” climate change science?
The Rules of Life: Whose Rule Book Are You Following?
The Rules of Life: Whose Rule Book Are You Following?
in Yourself by David Wygant
Are you — right now — living a life completely by your own rules? I’m not talking about your parents’ rules, your…
How Fidel Castro Changed His Small Island At The Center Of The World
How Fidel Castro Changed His Small Island At The Center Of The World
in Economy by Mervyn Bain, University of Aberdeen
Late on November 25 2016, it was announced that one of the last remaining iconic political figures of the 20th century,…
Can The Way We Move After Injury Lead To Chronic Pain?
Can The Way We Move After Injury Lead To Chronic Pain?
in Fitness & Exercise by Siobhan Schabrun, Western Sydney University
When people suffer musculoskeletal pain – that is, pain arising from muscles, ligaments, bones or joints – they change…
The Enemy Within: Ruled by Fear & the Need for Security
The Enemy Within: Ruled by Fear & the Need for Security
in Fear and Worry by Paulo Coehlo
When asked how he had become so successful, he replied, that until days ago he was living as the “Other”. “What is the…
stop overspending
6 Ways To Avoid A Holiday Financial Hangover
in Behavior Modification by Jane Brown, Northumbria University, Newcastle
The shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the starting gun for many to the annual ritual of excessive…
Can Technology Save Us From Misinformation On Social Media?

Can Technology Save Us From Misinformation On Social Media?

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, Bloomington
How Nations Are Playing The Long Game In Fighting Global Warming
How Nations Are Playing The Long Game In Fighting Global Warming
in Climate Solutions by John Thwaites and Scott Ferraro, Monash University
While much of the media focus at this month’s climate meeting in Marrakech (COP22) was on US President-elect Donald…
Astrocartography: Choosing Where to Live by the Stars
Astrocartography: Choosing Where to Live by the Stars
in Astrology by John Benson
Astrocartography is the study of localities which are best suited to you according to your birth chart and power of…
California, Washington, And Oregon Versus Trumpland
California, Washington, And Oregon Versus Trumpland
in Hostilities by Robert Reich
California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it will be a nation…
salad in bag
Research Shows That Salmonella Thrives In Salad Bags
in Food & Nutrition by Primrose Freestone, University of Leicester
When you hear the term “food poisoning” it usually conjures up images of hurried journeys to the toilet and rueful…
Is The Amount Of Teacher Outreach Affected By Student Racial Stereotypes?
Is The Amount Of Teacher Outreach Affected By Student Racial Stereotypes?
in Inequality by Rachel Harrison, New York University
Teachers communicate with parents based on their racial and immigrant backgrounds—not just their child’s academic…
History and the Golden Rule Point Us to the Future
History and the Golden Rule Point Us to the Future
in Reforms by Sylvia Clute
How to effect regime change without war was demonstrated by the nonviolent revolution in India led by Mahatma Gandhi.…
The Surprising Origins Of Post-truth
The Surprising Origins Of Post-truth
in Communication by Andrew Calcutt, University of East London
“Post-truth” has been announced as the Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year. It is widely associated…
Why Breast Cancer Eats, Sleeps, Then Wakes Up And Grows
Why Breast Cancer Eats, Sleeps, Then Wakes Up And Grows
in Diseases & Conditions by Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University
Scientists have long puzzled over how breast cancer can suddenly reappear, often with a vengeance, months, or years…
What Happens If China And Europe Form The World's Most Powerful Climate Block
What Happens If China And Europe Form The World's Most Powerful Climate Block
in Climate Solutions by Christian Downie, UNSW Australia
It seems almost certain that US President-elect Donald Trump will walk away from the Paris climate agreement next year.…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
As we've all heard, doubtless numerous times, when life hands you lemons make lemonade. The many articles this week can…
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Horoscope Current Week: November 28 to December 4, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher
Reassessing and Rebuilding Our Lives and Letting The Path Be Our Teacher
in Life Changes by Eileen Campbell
When a crisis erupts in our lives, we need to ask ourselves what is really going on. Whatever form it takes, it’s…
Weight Gain Fears Sway Some Women In Birth Control Choices
Weight Gain Fears Sway Some Women In Birth Control Choices
in Health & Wellness by Matthew Solovey, Penn State University
Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices for women, a new study suggests. Women who are…
Why Would Falling Disability Benefits Cause People to Stop Working?
Why Would Falling Disability Benefits Cause People to Stop Working?
in Inequality by Nick Buffie, CEPR
A common argument for the decline in employment in recent years is that more workers are dropping out of the labor…
Digging in the Dung: Turning Tragedy and Pain into Insights and Wisdom
Digging in the Dung: Turning Tragedy and Pain into Insights and Wisdom
in Behavior Modification by Ajahn Brahm
Unpleasant things happen in life. They happen to everyone. The only difference between a happy person and one who gets…
Are  E-cigarettes As Bad For Your Teeth As Regular Cigarettes?
Are E-cigarettes As Bad For Your Teeth and Gums As Regular Cigarettes?
in Health & Wellness by Karen Black, University of Rochester
Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.
What Are The Emotions At Play When Customers Steal From Businesses?
What Are The Emotions At Play When Customers Steal From Businesses?
in Behavior Modification by Nitika Garg, UNSW Australia
Customers who are fearful are more likely to be ethical in a tricky situation as the stakes increase, while angry…
Toxic Communication Patterns: Put-downs and Shut-downs
Toxic Communication Patterns: Put-downs and Shut-downs
in Communication by Starhawk
Put-downs are terms of disrespect, of ridicule and humiliation. I use the term shut-down for a form of communication…
Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions
Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions
in Self-Help by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
People tend to throw around a lot of words to describe their emotions and feelings. We're confused or we feel…
Taking the Vulnerable Path to Achieve Authentic Long-term Success
Taking the Vulnerable Path to Achieve Authentic Long-term Success
in Fear and Worry by Blake Bauer
When we allow our fears to drive our choices, the actions we do not take and the opportunities we allow to pass us by…
The Promise of Mindfulness: The End of Conflicted Emotions and Ignorance
The Promise of Mindfulness: The End of Conflicted Emotions and Ignorance
in Meditation by Nigel Wellings
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teaches us that what makes the stresses in our life particularly damaging is…
The First 100 Day Of The Trumpland Resistance Agenda
The First 100 Day Of The Trumpland Resistance Agenda
in Democracy by Robert Reich
Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving…
Why Friends And Parents Play A Big Part In Making A Criminal
Why Friends And Parents Play A Big Part In Making A Criminal
in Behavior Modification by Agata Debowska, Liverpool John Moores University
For most of us, the fear of punishment or social rejection keeps us from behaviour deemed unacceptable and prevents us…
I'm Grateful... But...
I'm Grateful... But...
in Gratitude & Service by Marie T. Russell
As I reflect on the tradition of Thanksgiving, I am reminded that Thanksgiving needs to take place every day, and every…
selfie art
Why The Selfie Should Not Be A Dirty Word
in Communication by Roanna Gonsalves, UNSW Australia
Three years ago, on the 18th of November, 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary named the term “selfie” as their Word of…

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