Why Global Populism Is Here To Stay
Why Global Populism Is Here To Stay
in Activism by Benjamin Moffitt, Stockholm University
When it comes to politics, 2016 has been a very strange year to say the least. Things that aren’t “supposed to happen”…
3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts Wrong
3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts Wrong
in Career & Success by Michaela Edwards, Lancaster University and Adrian Sutton, University of Manchester
Well-being is seen as increasingly important in the workplace. A growing number of companies have well-being policies,…
20 Behaviors to Nurture a Relationship and 20 To  Ruin One
20 Behaviors to Nurture a Relationship and 20 To Ruin One
in Relationships by Helene Parker, Ph.D. with Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Discover the twenty behaviors that ruin a relationship -- as well as the twenty behaviors that will nurture a…
Welcome To The Anthropocene Epoch, The Age Of Humans
Welcome To The Anthropocene Epoch, The Age Of Humans
in Environment by Noel Castree, University of Wollongong
It’s literally epoch-defining news. A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have…
Deal or no deal? Duncan Andison
Is Viewing People As Economically Rational Rational?
in Economy by Nicholas Hanley, University of St Andrews
For years, economists and psychologists have argued about whether the standard model that economists use to explain how…
Does This Simple Blood Test Predict The Onset Of Alzheimer’s?
Does This Simple Blood Test Predict The Onset Of Alzheimer’s?
in Diseases & Conditions by Julia Short, Cardiff University
A set of biomarkers found in blood samples seem to predict with about 85 percent accuracy whether or not a person will…
I Like The Word Faith: Faith In God, Yourself,  Your Family
I Like The Word Faith: Faith In God, Yourself, Your Family
in Spirituality & Mindfulness by Jim Brickman
I like the word faith: faith in God, in yourself, in your family. It's such an important thing to believe in something…
What’s the Matter With Ohio?
What’s the Matter With Ohio?
in Economy by Sean Posey, Bill Moyers.com
Every presidential election cycle, journalists descend on the ever-reliable swing state of Ohio in an attempt to play…
Further Studies On Gut Bacteria And Health
Further Studies On Gut Bacteria And Health
in Health & Wellness by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan
A new study, done by pooling data from most of those studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem…
Why Is It So Hard To Ignore A Baby's Cry?
Why Is It So Hard To Ignore A Baby's Cry?
in Parenting by Jordan Raine, University of Sussex
Have you ever been sat on a flight with a crying baby in your vicinity, wondering more and more with each successive…
Creativity Brings Hope: Releasing the Divine Capabilities of Our Species
Creativity Brings Hope: Releasing the Divine Capabilities of Our Species
in Performance by Matthew Fox
Where does our hope lie? Where shall we ground ourselves for continuing on and changing our ways radically? Creativity…
Why Males Are More Likely To Die Than Females
Why Males Are More Likely To Die Than Females
in Health & Wellness by Claire Roberts, University of Adelaide
Sexual inequality begins in the womb, but not in the way you might think. In a study of more than 574,000 births in…
4 Ways Mindfulness Protects Well-being Of Mothers And Babies
4 Ways Mindfulness Protects Well-being Of Mothers And Babies
in Mindfulness by Kira M. Newman, YES! Magazine
Mothers-to-be don’t spend their entire 40 weeks of pregnancy glowing radiantly; there can be midnight worries, endless…
Flaring at a fracked well in northwestern Pennsylvania. One potential cause of health problems, such as asthma, in communities with fracking is higher rates of air pollution. wcn247/flickr, CC BY-NC
What We Know About Fracking And Health From Pennsylvania
in Environmental Health by Sara G. Rasmussen; Brian S. Schwartz, Johns Hopkins University, and Joan A. Casey, University of California, San Francisco
The fracking industry has been an energy success story: Natural gas prices have decreased as fracking has skyrocketed,…
Our Sacred Duty
Our Sacred Duty to Choose Well: The Message of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
in Retrograde Planets by Sarah Varcas
If there are difficult conversations to be had, the next three weeks may just be the time to have them, even though…
Does Social Media Make Older People Healthier?
Does Social Media Make Older People Healthier?
in Health & Wellness by Andy Henion, Michigan State University
Older adults enjoy using Facebook, email, instant messaging, and other forms of social media—and doing so may even…
It's Not Just The Economy, It's Whether It Is Fair
It's Not Just The Economy, It's Whether It Is Fair
in Economy by Wesley Widmaier, Griffith University
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, America’s Obama administration faced a dilemma. The public wanted…
How Not To Fear Being Alone
How Not To Fear Being Alone
in Relationships by Richard C. Michael, Ph.D.
Do you feel lonely because you do not have family around you?
Why Other People's Clothing Has Long Made Us Uneasy
Why Other People's Clothing Has Long Made Us Uneasy
in Attitude Adjustments by Marion Diamond, The University of Queensland
Pictures of Nigella Lawson wearing a burkini on Bondi Beach and nuns paddling on a French beach in their religious garb…
Why Republicans And Democrats Live In Different Economic Realities
Why Republicans And Democrats Live In Different Economic Realities
in Economy by Ian Anson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Back in 1992, Democratic strategist James Carville uttered his famous recommendation to Bill Clinton ahead of the 1992…
Concussions In Children Have Implications Beyond What We Thought
Concussions In Children Have Implications Beyond What We Thought
in Diseases & Conditions by Pankaj Sah, The University of Queensland
Head knocks in childhood are by no means uncommon, yet they may have lasting negative effects. New research has found a…
The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and Competition
The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and Competition
in Career & Success by Phil Cousineau
Vince Lombardi emphasized: "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These…
How Racism Has Shaped Welfare Policy In America
How Racism Has Shaped Welfare Policy In America
in Inequality by Alma Carten, New York University
A recent UNICEF report found that the U.S. ranked 34th on the list of 35 developed countries surveyed on the well-being…
The Real Reason Off-patent Drugs Are So Expensive
The Real Reason Off-patent Drugs Are So Expensive
in Healthcare by Timothy Holbrook, Emory University
The rising price for EpiPens, a drug delivery system that is crucial for persons experiencing potentially…
This Fatty Acid Made In The Lab Fights Inflammation
This Fatty Acid Made In The Lab Fights Inflammation
in Healing Diet by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich
It is a hotly debated, highly researched subject: which fats are good for us and which aren’t?
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at starting anew... making changes in our life... making it better... One of our articles, "7 Ways to…
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Horoscope Current Week: August 29 to September 4, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Where Is Your Joy? What Are You Hoping For?
Where Is Your Joy? What Are You Hoping For?
in Happiness & Success by Marie T. Russell
Many of us have lost our way, or at least we lose our way during the day or the week. Some people feel that their joy…
Is It Ever Too Late To Start Anew?
Is It Ever Too Late To Start Again? Breaking the Senior Ceiling
in Life Changes by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
For every terminal couch potato, there’s another person, probably older than you, who has cast off a mislabeled past…
Connecting With Your Inner Guide
Connecting With Your Inner Guide
in Meditation by Nora Caron
Here is something you can practice to connect with your inner guide. Find a quiet spot in nature and sit comfortably…
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Has The Future of Work Already Arrived
in Economy by Paul Hampton, YES! Magazine
Here’s what today’s nontraditional workers are doing to build democratic, worker-led communities within the growing gig…
Common Ground mini-farm, established in Medocino County, California, in 1982, serves as a global demonstration site for biointensive farming. Photo by Cynthia Raiser Jeavons/Ecology Action
Three Mini-farms That Are Sowing The Seeds Of Food Security
in Gardening by Bob Cooper, Ensia
Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than…
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Will Tesla Put A Solar-powered Battery In Every Home?
in Science & Technology by W. Rocky Newman, Miami University
One year ago Tesla Motors announced plans to build its Gigafactory to produce huge numbers of batteries, giving life to…
Processing Loss: Its Disbelief, Grief, Acceptance, Joy
Processing Loss: Its Disbelief, Grief, Acceptance, Joy
in Death and Dying by Susan Kramer
Healing can come after loss -- that I now know. And I also discovered that more than healing comes -- joy resurfaces,…
Health And Neighborhoods Are Too Often Linked
Health And Neighborhoods Are Too Often Linked
in Environmental Health by Sheila Mulrooney Eldred, Ensia
As an emergency room physician in Washington, D.C., it didn’t take long for Leana Wen to notice a pattern
Is It The Insurers Or Congress That's Ailing Healthcare?
Is It The Insurers Or Congress That's Ailing Healthcare?
in Healthcare by J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University
Since the Affordable Care Act – or what many call Obamacare – has been labeled a failure since the day it started,…
Is Your Employer Watching You Online?
Is Your Employer Watching You Online?
in Privacy and Security by Peter O'Connor and Paula McDonald, Queensland University of Technology
A new study reveals employers are using online information about job applicants without their knowledge, to inform…
7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already
7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already
in Performance by Nancy Bolling
Fortunately, over the years, I’ve picked up some strategies to not only cope with the overwhelm, but to get back into…
Are US Voters Losing Faith In Democracy?
Are US Voters Losing Faith In Democracy?
in Democracy by Nate Persily, Stanford University
From media and money to political polarization, the 2016 United States presidential election is rewriting the rules of…
Role Of The Jet Stream Makes Summer Weather Hard To Forecast
Role Of The Jet Stream Makes Summer Weather Hard To Forecast
in Weather by Amy Pullan, University of Sheffield
Scientists say recent work to unravel the mysteries of the Atlantic jet stream could pay off with better long-term…
The whole family needs to make efforts to get healthy, not just the teenager whose weight is of concern. Kate McCarthy/Flickr, CC BY
How To Manage Weight Issues With Your Teenager
in Parenting by Joann Lukins, James Cook University
Adolescence is a tumultuous time developmentally and emotionally, as the teenage body goes through rapid and severe…
Feeling Down: 7 Ways to Restore Hope
Feeling Down: 7 Ways to Restore Hope
in Happiness & Success by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
When you feel depressed, you may despair that your life will never get better. Rather than telling yourself how…
sIs Melatonin The Link Between Sleep And Breast Cancer?
Is Melatonin The Link Between Sleep And Breast Cancer?
in Diseases & Conditions by Layne Cameron, Michigan State University
The hormone melatonin appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors, say researchers.
Some Types Of Herbal Supplements Are Mislabeled
Some Types Of Herbal Supplements Are Mislabeled
in Herbs & Supplements by Anthony Booker, University of Westminster
The use of food supplements and herbal medicinal products by the public, including athletes, is common practice – but…
Why It's Wrong To Blame Immigrants For Sputtering Economies
Why It's Wrong To Blame Immigrants For Sputtering Economies
in Economy by Kevin Shih, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Immigrants have become a major scapegoat in recent years for sputtering Western economies.
Finding the Path to Peace: Five Short Steps on the Path
Finding the Path to Peace: Five Short Steps on the Path
in Inspiration by Jane Katra, Ph.D. & Russell Targ
Each of the major religions has the same goal: to provide us with a way to know and experience God. The only difference…
How Three-day Weekends Can Help Save The World
How Three-day Weekends Can Help Save The World
in Economy by Alex Williams, City University London
Almost everyone enjoys a bank holiday. A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out…
Migraines And Fatigue Spike Near Fracking Sites
Migraines And Fatigue Spike Near Fracking Sites
in Environmental Health by Stephanie Desmon,Johns Hopkins University
Neighbors with the most exposure to natural gas fracking are nearly twice as likely to suffer from some combination of…
How Small Donors Are Giving Super PACs a Run for Their Money
How Small Donors Are Giving Super PACs a Run for Their Money
in Elections by Lynsi Burton, YES! Magazine
From Washington state to South Dakota, voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy…
Practice Bringing Yourself To A Relaxed State
Practice Bringing Yourself To A Relaxed State
in Mindfulness by Shakti Gawain
This exercise is designed for very deep relaxation. The instructions given here will help you achieve a balanced and…
4 Tips for Using Your Brain to Calm Pain
4 Tips for Using Your Brain to Calm Pain
in Diseases & Conditions by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.
About 100 million Americans—one in three people—suffer from ongoing pain that impacts their daily lives. Chronic pain…
Chimps Prefer Teamwork Over Competition Like Some People
Chimps Prefer Teamwork Over Competition Like Some People
in Relationships by Lisa Newbern, Emory University
When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees choose to cooperate five times more frequently.
Why Environment And Education Still Matter For Intelligence
Why Environment And Education Still Matter For Intelligence
in Parenting by Kate Lynch, Macquarie University
Recent research has suggested that academic performance, reading ability and IQ have a genetic basis. This reinforces…
Why Global Warming Started Earlier Than We Thought
Why Global Warming Started Earlier Than We Thought
in Warming Evidence by Helen McGregor, University of Wollongong; Joelle Gergis, University of Melbourne; Nerilie Abram, Australian National University, and Steven Phipps, University of Tasmania
In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their burning of fossil fuels would have…
How Guilt Is A Wonderful Teacher
How Guilt Is A Wonderful Teacher
in Behavior Modification by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D.
I remember once believing that guilt was a wasted emotion. Like all emotions, there is a place for guilt. A centered…
Forest Restoration Can Turn Back The Climate Clock
Forest Restoration Can Turn Back The Climate Clock
in Climate Solutions by Tim Radford, Climate News Network
Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough to save tropical rainforests without programmes of forest…
Why Doctors Need Time To Think About Your Health
Why Doctors Need Time To Think About Your Health
in Healthcare by Vineet Chopra and Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan
When a person goes to the doctor, there’s usually one thing they want: a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, a path…
Advancing age can set the stage for an appreciation of humor. Ann Fisher, CC BY-NC-ND
Now Psychologists See Humor As A Character Strength Instead Of Weakness
in Behavior Modification by Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College
Humor is observed in all cultures and at all ages. But only in recent decades has experimental psychology respected it…
The Animal Messengers' Unconditional Love Lessons
The Animal Messengers' Unconditional Love Lessons
in Pets & You by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
The Animal Messenger teachings revealed to me the true meaning of sanctuary: a place to feel safe, a place where one…
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Why More Working Mothers Are Choosing To Go Freelance
in Finance & Careers by David Cross, University of Bath
The original “freelancers” were historic knights and mercenaries, selling their fighting skills to whoever paid the…
Why Violence Is Deeply Rooted In Inequality
Why Violence Is Deeply Rooted In Inequality
in Inequality by Neil Pyper, Coventry University
Latin America has traditionally been the world’s most unequal region, but it has recently shown signs of change.…
5 Misconceptions About Lower Back Pain
5 Misconceptions About Lower Back Pain
in Diseases & Conditions by Chris McCarthy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lower back pain is the greatest source of global disability, ahead of nearly 300 other conditions, leading to huge…
How The Human Spirit Empowers Everyday Life
How The Human Spirit Empowers Everyday Life
in Spirituality & Mindfulness by David R. Hawkins, M.D, Ph.D.
When we cheer the spirit of the true athlete, what we applaud is a demonstration of all of the significance's the word…
More People Get Divorced In March And August
More People Get Divorced In March And August
in Couples by Deborah Bach, University of Washington
Divorce is seasonal, new research shows. It consistently peaks in March and August, following the winter and summer…
How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship
How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship
in Economy by Harry Boyte, Bill Moyers.com
Donald Trump’s candidacy gives rise to many descriptors — authoritarian, bigoted, divisive. It is also the culmination…
Since 1900 the Audubon Society has sponsored its annual Christmas Bird Count, which relies on amateur volunteers nationwide. USFWS Mountain-Prairie, CC BY
Embracing Open Innovation By Expanding Citizen Science Involvement
in Science & Technology by Kendra L. Smith, Arizona State University
Over the years, citizen scientists have provided vital data and contributed in invaluable ways to various scientific…
How Consciousness Can Heal Our Emotions
How Consciousness Can Heal Our Emotions
in Behavior Modification by Chris Griscom
We develop the capacity to experience happiness, ecstasy, and tranquility to the degree to which we can free ourselves…
The Science Of Attraction Of A Suitable Mate
The Science Of Attraction Of A Suitable Mate
in Couples by Gayle Brewer, University of Central Lancashire
The selection and attraction of a suitable mate is of fundamental importance to all species. It is perhaps not…
Do Dogs Most Desire Food Or Praise?
Do Dogs Most Desire Food Or Praise?
in Pets & You by Carol Clark, Emory University
Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners rather than food, according to one of the first studies to…
The Case Against Privatizing National Parks
The Case Against Privatizing Our National Parks
in Economy by John Freemuth, Boise State University and William Lowry, Washington University in St Louis
The centennial of the National Park Service is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and…
Surrendering the Need to Win & to Be Right: The Way to Inner Peace
Surrender: Another Word for Love
in Relationships by Karen Casey
Surrendering to the uncontrollable, (and all things separate from us are uncontrollable) rather than insisting our…
Why The Paris Climate Agreement May Lock In Warming For Centuries
Why The Paris Climate Agreement May Lock In Warming For Centuries
in Political by Eelco Rohling, Australian National University
The Paris climate agreement set a “safe” global warming limit of below 2℃, aiming below 1.5℃ by 2100. The world has…
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Happy Music Actually Does Encourage Cooperation
in Behavior Modification by Cornell University
New research suggests that upbeat music can foster cooperation at work.
Should Kids Be Given Antibiotics In Their First Year?
Should Kids Be Given Antibiotics In Their First Year?
in Health & Wellness by Penelope Bryant, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Two-thirds of children have already received antibiotics by the time they are one year old. Antibiotic use is…
10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More Employable
10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More Employable
in Finance & Careers by Ruth Brooks and Dennis Duty, University of Huddersfield
One of the main reasons given by students for going to university is to get a good job afterwards, but with around…
NPR Says Goodbye to Reader Comments And The Loudest Drunks
NPR Says Goodbye to Reader Comments And The Loudest Drunks
in Trends by Alicia Shepard, BillMoyers.com
Good riddance to NPR’s comment section, which is shutting down Tuesday after eight years. There has to be a better way…
Should Troubled Nuclear Reactors Be Subsidized?
Should Troubled Nuclear Reactors Be Subsidized?
in Climate Solutions by Peter Bradford, Vermont Law School
Since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and customer subsidy based on promises of economic…
10 Ways For Finding The Enchanted Self
10 Ways For Finding The Enchanted Self
in Personal Development by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
In my years as a psychologist, I have come to believe that most people seeking psychotherapy are unhappy, not only…
Why It Actually Feels Good To Fight Conformity
Why It Actually Feels Good To Fight Conformity
in Happiness & Success by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo
Going with the flow might seem easier than sticking up for yourself against unanimous disagreement. However, bodily…
How The Media Shapes Our View Of Women Leaders
How The Media Shapes Our View Of Women Leaders
in Trends by Ana Stevenson, University of the Free State
During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Julia Gillard, prime minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013, wrote…
How Advertisers Seduce Our Subconscious
How Advertisers Seduce Our Subconscious
in Behavior Modification by Robert George Heath, University of Bath
In 1957 Vance Packard’s book The Hidden Persuaders shocked the world by revealing that messages exposed subliminally,…
Miserable, and Clueless as to why
Miserable and Clueless as to Why?
in Diseases & Conditions by Joan Borysenko
If you’re feeling frustrated, aggravated, or disempowered, and if you catch yourself always blaming other people for…
How South Florida Is Adapting To Climate Change
How South Florida Is Adapting To Climate Change
in Climate Adaptation by Karen Vella, Queensland University of Technology and William Butler, Florida State University
With every passing year, Southeast Florida faces more pressure to adapt to climate change. The region already…
Why Standing Desks In Schools Are A Win Win
Why Standing Desks In Schools Are A Win Win
in Education by Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University
There’s new evidence that standing desks in classrooms can slow the increase in elementary school children’s body mass…

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