Meditation Calms You, Even If You’re Not Mindful
Meditation Calms You, Even If You’re Not Mindful
in Fear and Worry by Andy Henion, Michigan State University
You don’t have to be a naturally mindful person to reap the emotional benefits of meditation.
What Drives The Lone Wolf Attacker?
What Drives The Lone Wolf Attacker?
in Hostilities by Randy Borum, University of South Florida
In recent months, lone offender attacks – sometimes called “lone wolf” attacks – have regularly populated news…
The Religion of the Heart vs the Religion of Fear?
The Religion of the Heart vs the Religion of Fear?
in Religions and Beliefs by Jim Dreaver
A man once said to me, "I want to open my heart more. I often feel a kind of tightness in my chest, which I am sure is…
Why You Should Feed A Virus And Starve Bacteria When You're Sick
Why You Should Feed A Virus And Starve Bacteria When You're Sick
in Health & Wellness by Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University
Think back to the last time you came down with a cold and what it felt like to be sick. For most people, the feeling of…
How The Brain Registers Information Without Conscious Attention
How The Brain Registers Information Without Conscious Attention
in Behavior Modification by Volker Thoma, University of East London
Magicians, dictators, advertisers and scientists all know it. It is possible to influence people without them even…
How The Jim Crow Internet Is Pushing Back Against Black Lives Matter
How The Jim Crow Internet Is Pushing Back Against Black Lives Matter
in Inequality by Nicholas D. Mirzoeff, New York University
Police killings of African-Americans on social media have become the visual hallmark of our time. This decade will be…
World’s First Three Parent Baby Raises Questions
World’s First Three Parent Baby Raises Questions
in Diseases & Conditions by Joanna Poulton, University of Oxford
A baby boy, the first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, is now five…
A Revolution Disguised As Organic Gardening
A Revolution Disguised As Organic Gardening
in Gardening by Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne
It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Bill Mollison on Saturday, September 24 (1928-2016). He was…
US Military Warns Of The National And International Climate Security Risks
US Military Warns Of The National And International Climate Security Risks
in Warming Evidence by Alex Kirby, Climate News Network
Senior military figures in the US warn of national and international security threats posed by the impacts of climate…
Finally, Jobs That Work With Parenting
Finally, Jobs That Work With Parenting
in Parenting by Anne Miller, YES! Magazine
Right now I’m not worried about the glass ceiling. For now, with a young child, I’m embracing freelance work.
Superbugs Evolve In Waste Water, And Could End Up In Our Food
Superbugs Evolve In Waste Water, And Could End Up In Our Food
in Environment by Serena Caucci, United Nations University
We are heading into a post-antibiotic era, where common infections could once again be deadly. A phenomenon known as…
When It Comes To CEO Pay Congress Is All Hat And No Cattle
When It Comes To CEO Pay Congress Is All Hat And No Cattle
in Inequality by InnerSelf Staff
Last week, Congress engaged in a bipartisan barrage of CEO bashing.
Life Cycles and Changes Are Driving Me Crazy
Life Cycles and Changes Are Driving Me Crazy
in Life Changes by Tami Quinn, Beth Heller
Since change is the only constant in life, we have to get used to the idea that letting go of our fear of the unknown…
5 Imported Vegetables From China You Should Avoid
5 Imported Vegetables From China You Should Avoid
in Food & Nutrition by Irene Luo, Epoch Times
Defective imports from China, from pet food that kills pets, to toys containing lead, have grabbed headlines in United…
When And Why Do We Feel Like Sex?
When And Why Do We Feel Like Sex?
in Couples by Emily Harris, The University of Queensland; Fiona Barlow, Griffith University, and Matthew Hornsey
Sexual desire can change from moment to moment. One minute you’re feeling frisky, and the next you just feel like a cup…
As the country pushes ahead with renewable energy goals, the challenges facing the grid are substantial, but not insurmountable, according to energy experts.
Earth Could Reach Critical Climate Threshold in Decade
in Climate Impacts by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams
The planet could pass the critical 1.5°C global temperature threshold in a decade—and is already two-thirds of the way…
Drones. Gregor Hartl/Flickr. Some rights reserved.
Drones, Surveillance, Population Control: How Our Cities Became A Battleground
in Hostilities by Feodora Hamza, Open Democracy
A new kind of warfare: how urban spaces are becoming the new battlefield, where the distinction between intelligence…
What's Behind America's Insistence On Instilling Grit In Kids?
What's Behind America's Insistence On Instilling Grit In Kids?
in Parenting by Paige Gray, Fort Lewis College
In the same way that actual grit accumulates in the cracks and crevices of the landscape, our cultural insistence on…
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Presidential Debate With Green Party's Jill Stein Added
in Elections by InnerSelf Staff
Excerpts from the presidential debate and get response from Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein.
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…
More Women Are Running The World, So Why Aren't More Men Doing The Dishes?
More Women Are Running The World, So Why Aren't More Men Doing The Dishes?
in Behavior Modification by Alice Evans, University of Cambridge
Globally, women are triumphing in historically male-dominated areas. 2017 may begin with women at the helm of Germany,…
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…

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