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Claudia Horwitz, OpenDemocracy.net
Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?
Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?
by Clive Phillips and Matti Wilks, The University of Queensland
Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm –…
How The Oscars Are More Predictable Than You Might Think
How The Oscars Are More Predictable Than You Might Think
by Stephen Woodcock, University of Technology Sydney
This week, most of the major figures in film-making will gather in Hollywood for the 89th annual Oscars ceremony.
How Conservatives Will Grow To Love Carbon Pricing
How Conservatives Will Grow To Love Carbon Pricing
by Andrew Hopkins, Australian National University
In some political circles, hostility to climate policy has become a way of showing off one’s conservative credentials.…
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van Gelder, YES Magazine
If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump,…
cHow Job Insecurity Leads To Identity And Social Instability And Ends
How Job Insecurity Leads To Identity And Social Instability And Ends With Extremism
by Eva Selenko, Loughborough University and Chris Stride, University of Sheffield
“Will I lose my job in the near future?” For most people this is an unpleasant scenario to ponder, and for many it is a…
How Music Benefits Children On Many Levels
How Music Benefits Children On Many Levels
by Dawn Rose, University of Hertfordshire
Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has…
A Possible Alternative To Morphine Inspired By Spit
A Possible Alternative To Morphine Inspired By Spit
by Marcus Rattray, University of Bradford
Would you take a painkiller that had been developed from human saliva? A recent study suggests you might in future.
When Food Stamp Benefits Go Up, These ER Visits Go Down

When Food Stamp Benefits Go Up, These ER Visits Go Down

Sheena Rice, University of Missouri
The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Nap
The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Nap
by Gemma Paech, Washington State University
Catnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short sleeps are gaining…
Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
by Mark Allen & Brant Secunda
Are you stressed-out, overweight, overworked, uninspired, or plagued by negative emotions? Don't worry — anyone can…
How Marketers Target Poor Illiterate People With Unhealthy Food Ads
How Marketers Target Poor Illiterate People With Unhealthy Food Ads
by Zandile Mchiza, Human Sciences Research Council
Food advertising strongly influences the eating choices of adults, adolescents and children alike. But TV and magazine…
The Mere Stress Of Sitting In Traffic Can Lead To More Crime
The Mere Stress Of Sitting In Traffic Can Lead To More Crime
by Louis-Philippe Beland and Daniel Brent, Louisiana State University
Society pays a heavy price for traffic. It leads to lost time, more pollution and increased spending on gasoline. But…
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How to Cut US Infrastructure Costs in Half
by Ellen Brown
Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one…
How Robots Could Help Chronically Sick Kids Attend School
How Robots Could Help Chronically Sick Kids Attend School
by Veronica Newhart and Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine
Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is…
When Recovering From Disasters, Social Networks Matter More Than Bottled Water And Batteries
When Recovering From Disasters, Social Networks Matter More Than Bottled Water And Batteries
by Daniel P. Aldrich, Northeastern University
Standard advice about preparing for disasters focuses on building shelters and stockpiling things like food, water and…
Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

David Hobbs, Flinders University
Living Your Life With Intuition: An Intelligence and Survival Tool
Living Your Life With Intuition: An Intelligence and Survival Tool
by Simone Wright
Intuition is not an ethereal, magical skill. It is an intelligence and a survival tool.. I invite you to let go of the…
People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’
People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’
by Caroline Curran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A protein that appears to play a vital role in airway function is virtually missing in people who have asthma. The…
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey, YES! Magazine
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization…
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
by Alex Kirby
Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s…
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
by Alison Hirst, Anglia Ruskin University
If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through…
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
by Robert Reich
Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle.…
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
by Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton
We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major…
Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths

Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths

Lisa Chedekel, Boston University
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Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?
by Bradley Elliott, University of Westminster
If you have ever been nervous about something that is about to happen, then you may have felt the sensations of nausea…
How to Cope with Difficult Emotions
Taming the Tiger: How to Safely Deal with Difficult Emotions
by Dona Witten and Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Many people cope with working with difficult emotions or emotional patterns by repressing them. Emotions cause trouble…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at how to best deal with, and heal, dysfunctional energies... whether in our homes, our…
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Horoscope Current Week: February 20 to 26, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
by Courtney A. Walsh
Maybe, like me...when you hear “Listen to your heart” or “Follow your bliss” you get frustrated. Irritated.…
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
by Claudia Uller, Kingston University
Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is…
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
by Paul Griffin and Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California, Davis
Prior to President Donald Trump taking office, there was a push to require oil and gas companies to inform their…
How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes

How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes

Marjorie Rhodes, New York University
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
by Robin Lally, Rutgers University
A new study with worms may help explain how diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spread in the brain. Sometimes…
Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants
Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants
by Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute
Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe. The most tragically famous was the Berlin wall built in…
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
by InnerSelf Staff
After intense political activism, an attack from the Trump administration on public lands has been shot down. The fight…
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Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?
by Scott Shackelford, Indiana University
Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. The United Nations has taken…
It's Not About What You Gain in Meditation, It's What You Lose
There's Nothing To Gain in Meditation, It's About What You Lose
by Robert Kopecky
All kinds of discomforts disappear when we’re asleep, and changing our attitudes and thinking—our consciousness—can…
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
by Victoria Anderson, Cardiff University
Many years before the Fifty Shades franchise was conceived came its singular predecessor. In 1954, a woman using the…
Acknowledging My Replacement Child Challenges and Letting Go
Are You A Replacement Child? Challenges and Letting Go
by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
No mother, no parent, can prepare for the tormented experience of the death of a child let alone begin to heal, even…
US Teens In Poverty Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat

US Teens In Poverty Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat

Jill Rosen, Johns Hopkins University
Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking
Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking
by Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney
Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down…
Before Pregnancy Even Starts, Healthy Weight In Parents Lowers Obesity Risk In Children
Before Pregnancy Even Starts, Healthy Weight In Parents Lowers Obesity Risk In Children
by Michelle Lane; Rebecca Robker, and Tod Fullston, University of Adelaide
Children born to obese women have double the chance of being obese themselves by age two, compared to children born to…
To Counter Populist Policies The World Needs To Ditch Its Obsession With GDP
To Counter Populist Policies The World Needs To Ditch Its Obsession With GDP
by Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria
The election of Donald Trump may have come as a cold shower, but it was to be expected in a world that’s increasingly…
How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength
How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength
by Zaki Hassan-Smith, University of Birmingham
One of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate…
America And The Rise Of The Authoritarian Personality
America And The Rise Of The Authoritarian Personality
by Magnus Linden, Lund University
Since the horror of Hitler’s Holocaust, psychologists have investigated why certain individuals appear more prone to…
Here’s A Selfish Reason To Be Kind To Your Spouse
Here’s A Selfish Reason To Be Kind To Your Spouse
by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester
Being compassionate to a spouse makes you feel good, even if the nice thing you did goes unnoticed.
Abandoning Belief Rocked My World
Abandoning Beliefs Rocked My World and Tore Down My Walls
by John Ptacek
Believing is as automatic as walking or talking or sneezing, and about as noteworthy. Deprived of our-ists and -isms,…
Are Our Brains Attached and Addicted To Negative Behavior?
Why Are Our Brains Addicted To Negative Behavior?
by Gary Quinn
Being attached to negative be­havior is addictive to the brain. In such cases, we are predisposed to make choices based…
The Parable: There Are Two Paths Before You...
The Parable: There Are Two Paths Before You...
by J J Dewey
There are two paths before you: One of them takes you to Heaven, a place more beautiful than you can imagine. The other…
Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?
Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?
by Ellie Paige, University of Cambridge
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide and the second biggest killer in the UK. However, most cases…
Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy
Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy
by Ernesto Ortiz
Every negative event or outburst (such as an episode of sarcasm, anger, rage, or abuse) will leave an energetic imprint…
Will Blazing A Low-carbon Path Pay Off For California?
Will Blazing A Low-carbon Path Pay Off For California?
by Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California
President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S.…
Why This Dutch City Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
Why This Dutch City Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply…
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy Snyder, YES! Magazine
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
Canola is one of the crops that can involve genetic modification. Paul/Flickr, CC BY-ND
Perceptions Of Genetically Modified Food Are Informed By More Than Just Science
by Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny, University of Adelaide
When people don’t seem to use science to make decisions, it is tempting to assume that it’s because they don’t…
How and Why We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?
How and Why Do We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?
by Sahvanna Arienta
Why is it that we always seem to find ourselves in relationships that leave us damaged or wounded? These patterns are…
How To Turn Your Emotional Baggage Into Dating Success
How To Turn Your Emotional Baggage Into Dating Success
by Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin University
It may seem that new relationships are entirely fuelled by dreams and hopes for a perfect future. But the past can have…
In America, Less Education Often Means More Chronic Pain
In America, Less Education Often Means More Chronic Pain
by Bert Gambini, University at Buffalo
Older Americans with less money and education are much more like to suffer from chronic pain than wealthier adults with…
How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path
How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path
by Roy Holman
What is your path? The key word here is your. There are many paths, crossroads, and choices in life. Only you -- you…
Why You Are Constantly Searching For Your Keys
Why You Are Constantly Searching For Your Keys
by Anna Maria Nowakowska and Amelia Hunt, University of Aberdeen; Alasdair Clarke, University of Essex
Imagine that you are searching for your house keys, and you know they could be on either of two desks.
Which Of The 6 Styles Of Love Best Describes You?
Which Of The 6 Styles Of Love Best Describes You?
by Rachel Grieve, University of Tasmania
Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways.
Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul
Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul
by Mantak Chia
When we feel criticized (by others or by ourselves), it is often the psoas that reacts by contracting or hardening and…
The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes
The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes
by P.M.H. Atwater
What we see and experience depends entirely on the angle with which it is viewed for definition. To put it another way,…
Learning How to Work with Angels and Call Them to Action
How to Work with Angels and Call Them to Action
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet with Patricia R. Spadaro
Some people say, If there are all these angels waiting to help us, then why haven't they already done something about…
What Is The New Administration's Border Plan For Canada?
What Is The New Administration's Border Plan For Canada?
by Jessica Trisko Darden, American University School of International Service and Stéfanie von Hlatky, Queen's University, Ontario
President Donald Trump has said little about the world’s longest undefended border – the one between the U.S. and…
Robert Reich On The White House Mess
Robert Reich On The White House Mess
by Robert Reich
Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager…
How Authentic Are Photographic Memories?
How Authentic Are Photographic Memories?
by Robert Nash, Aston University
Since the invention of photography itself, people have used photograph-themed metaphors when thinking and talking about…
Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy
Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy
by Oli Williams, University of Bath; Kevin Deighton and Michelle Swainson, Leeds Beckett University
Self-proclaimed “weight loss hypnosis master” Steve Miller has announced a campaign to see all overweight NHS staff…
How The Warming World Could Turn Many Plants And Animals Into Climate Refugees
How The Warming World Could Turn Many Plants And Animals Into Climate Refugees
by Matt Christmas, University of Adelaide
Finding the optimum environment and avoiding uninhabitable conditions has been a challenge faced by species throughout…
How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-Mind
How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-Mind
by John Cianciosi
Although there are many different approaches to meditation, all meditation methods share some basic characteristics and…
How Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food
How Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food
by David Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand
Urban agriculture, the cultivation of crops and animals in an urban environment, is known to increase access to healthy…
Four Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You're Struggling With The Political Climate
Four Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You're Struggling With The Political Climate
by Roxanne Donovan, Kennesaw State University
“This can’t be happening.” “I feel like throwing up.” “I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.” “Life is going…
What Does The New Administration Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?
What Does The New Administration Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?
by Luis Hestres, The University of Texas at San Antonio
As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect…
How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality
How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality
by Marie T. Russell
If we were able to remember how we felt as a child learning to crawl, we probably would remember looking on with…
Why Is Tinder So Evilly Satisfying?
Why Is Tinder So Evilly Satisfying?
by Jeanette Purvis, University of Hawaii
In America, 60 percent of digital media consumption now occurs on mobile or tablet devices instead of desktop computers.
How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids
How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids
by Susan Stiffelman, MFT
In my book Parenting Without Power Struggles, I described three ways that parents can engage with their children: being…
What Plato Can Teach You About Finding A Soulmate
What Plato Can Teach You About Finding A Soulmate
by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in…

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