MEMS microphones and piezoelectric strips pick up sounds of a bending and extending knee. (Credit: Georgia Tech)
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by Alan Watts. An old aphorism from India says, What is beyond, is that which is also here. And you must not mistake…
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How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked
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If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On…
The Art of Encouragement: How to Encourage Yourself & Others
How to Encourage Yourself & Others: The Art of Encouragement
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In many ways, to encourage is to help the heart unfold. And each time we do so, another aspect of our true self…
Robert Reich On Why Trump Might Win
Robert Reich On Why Trump Might Win
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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with…
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It Felt Like A Kiss -- Movies, Popular Music And Martin Scorsese
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Music and movies are umbilically entwined in the films of Martin Scorsese. It’s almost impossible to think of his…
Kitchen Science: The Many Wonders Of Humble Flour
Kitchen Science: The Many Wonders Of Humble Flour
in Food & Nutrition by Duane Mellor, University of Canberra and Nenad Naumovski, University of Canberra
Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of flour in your pantry? You might have cornflour and…
The study shows that blue-enriched light exposure acutely altered metabolic function in both the morning and the evening compared to dim light. (Credit: bptakoma/Flickr)
Exposure To Bright Light May Alter Blood Sugar
in Health & Wellness by Marla Paul, Northwestern University
The study shows that blue-enriched light exposure acutely altered metabolic function in both the morning and the…
What Happens When Middle Schoolers Take To Twitter?
What Happens When Middle Schoolers Take To Twitter?
in Parenting by Penny Bishop, University of Vermont
Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter…
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The Federal Reserve Has An Urge to Raise Interest Rates
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The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to raise interest rates at its meeting last week.…
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Are you imagining music in your head? If so, it’s probably a certain Kylie Minogue hit. Sorry. But hopefully, once…
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How Microvesicles Could Revolutionise Arthritis Treatment
in Diseases & Conditions by Lucy Norling, Queen Mary University of London
Osteoarthritis affects about eight million people in the UK, and rheumatoid arthritis a further half a million.…
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Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
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A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as…
Wildfires In The Hotter West Are Bigger, More Frequent And Longer
Wildfires In The Hotter West Are Bigger, More Frequent And Longer
in Climate Impacts by Anthony LeRoy Westerling, University of California, Merced
Dramatic images of out-of-control wildfires in western North American forests have appeared on our television and…
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What A Cartoon Cat Tells Us About The Post-crisis Mortgage Market
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Marketers are supposed to be inventive folk – and attempting to interpret their thinking can sometimes invite a descent…
Can Early Music Training Help Babies Learn Language?
Can Early Music Training Help Babies Learn Language?
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Growing up in China, I started playing piano when I was nine years old and learning English when I was 12. Later, when…
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Your Risk Of Dying Hinges On Well-being Not Diseases
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"A shift of attention is needed from disease-focused management, such as medications for hypertension or high…
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InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at the blessings in our life. And we acknowledge that sometimes they come easily, and at other…
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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
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I am in awe of my mother’s faith in God. Despite the circumstances that life has inflicted upon her, she has remained…
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Meditation: Your Travel Partner for Life
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Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your…
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The idea that we can't feed ourselves with sustainable means is scoffed at by many. Without oil, pesticides, and GMOs…
Can Being A Good Storyteller Lead To Love?
Can Being A Good Storyteller Lead To Love?
in Couples by Melanie Green, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and John Donahue, Columbus College of Art & Design
Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love? Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication,…
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A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than…
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Do No Evil: The Importance of Forgiveness
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As the Lord’s Prayer indicates, forgiveness plays a part in settling spiritual debts, and in helping to prevent new…
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One key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to lower health care costs by giving consumers more choice over their…
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The Good News and The Bad News
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I am writing about you. You; wonderfully flawed, perfectly nutty, beautiful, broken-hearted, powerful you. Would you…
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The Magic of Choosing Gratitude Today and Every Day
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Step Out of the Rush and Relax
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Is This Food Factory Chemical A Cause Of Obesity?
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BBP is not used in food preparation, but it is used in the conveyor belts and plastic fittings on machines used to…
Why The World Needs Intelligent Leaders And What It Takes To Be One
Why The World Needs Intelligent Leaders And What It Takes To Be One
in Career & Success by Theo Veldsman, University of Johannesburg
The world today is characterised by increasing variety, interdependency and connectivity; complexity, change,…
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How Video Games Help Successful Aging
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Is Two Hours Of Screen Time Guideline For Kids Obsolete?
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The daily ebb and flow of the tides promise a renewable energy bonanza for countries such as Canada and the UK that…
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These 3 Chemicals In Well Water Are Linked To Birth Defects
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Does A Week Of Little Sleep Undo Lots Of Studying?
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What Does Science Says About Love
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The Truth About Ethnic Diversity Of Neighborhoods
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Can A Lack Of Love Be Deadly?
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I taught myself about orphanages 12 years ago, not actually because of my work as a human biologist but because of my…
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What Makes A Mathematical Genius?
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Do Women Really Go For Bad Boys?
in Couples by Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin University
“Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating. Fleshed out, the idea goes something like…
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in Performance by Alan Cohen
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in Environmental Health by Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan
Hospital infections affect almost two million people in the United States every year, 100,000 of whom die. Up to 70…
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Spiritual Care At The End Of Life Can Add Purpose And Help Maintain Identity
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In nursing homes, older people are increasingly frail and being admitted to care later than they used to be. More than…
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Here's Why 2016 Is Likely To Be The World's Hottest Year
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A Brief History Of Telling Time
in Home & Garden by Kenneth Grattan, City University London
We live in a world where time is all important. Nanoseconds mark the difference between success or failure to make an…
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The Cloud and The Dune: Discovering The Blessings of Love
in Gratitude & Service by Paulo Coelho
God knows that we are artists of life. One day He gives us a chisel, another we may receive brushes and a canvas, and…
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Is Social Media Making People Depressed?
in Health & Wellness by Mark Widdowson, University of Salford
Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all…

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