Talking to Your Self? Why It's Good for You

Talking to Your Self: Why It's Good for You!

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?
How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?
by Desirée Kozlowski, Southern Cross University
I think I might be a hedonist. Are you imagining me snorting cocaine through $100 notes, a glass of champagne in one…
The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect: Is It Real?
The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect
by Philip Comella
Placebos have been found, at times, to work nearly as effectively as materialistic treatments. One series of studies…
Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock
Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock
by Carrie L. Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz
For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on…
Why Today's Teens Aren't In Any Hurry To Grow Up
Why Today's Teens Aren't In Any Hurry To Grow Up
by Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time…
How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff

How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff

Nora V. Demleitner, Washington and Lee University
Transforming Your Life by Exploring and Changing Your Current Story
Transform Your Life by Exploring and Changing Your Current Story
by Carl Greer PhD, PsyD
Many of us look back and wish that we had spent more time doing what we enjoy and less time doing what we felt we had…
Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind
Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind
by Matthew A. Davis and Kenneth Langa, University of Michigan
The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are…
Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful
Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful
by Jacqueline Hamilton, University of York
Mice exposed to household fabrics contaminated with third-hand tobacco smoke showed changes in biological markers of…
Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right
Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right
by Gerard Gormley, Queen's University Belfast
Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks…
How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions

How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions

Jan Hoole, Keele University
Is Your Life Being Held Hostage by "Maybe"?
Learning How To Go From A "Maybe" to a Definite Yes or No
by Julie Tallard Johnson
Maybe I will get to that, maybe I like that, maybe I can do that. “I will think about that” is a maybe too. Maybe…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 17th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 17th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at things we can do, and who we can be, in order to make a difference in the world...
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Horoscope Current Week: September 18 to 24, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
What Can One Person Do? We’re Asking The Wrong Question
What Can One Person Do? We’re Asking The Wrong Question
by Will Wilkinson
What can one person do?That is the question millions of us ask as we survey the global landscape. We’re asking the…
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed Our Views On Soldiers, Honor And War
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed Our Views On Soldiers, Honor And War
by Richard Lachmann, University at Albany, State University of New York
When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering. We count the dead…
Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?
Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?
by Peter Kevern, Staffordshire University
A succession of surveys by Saga have shown that we are more frightened of developing dementia in old age than any other…
Does Being Religious Or Spiritual Make You More Ethical At Work?
Does Being Religious Or Spiritual Make You More Ethical At Work?
by Subramaniam Ananthram, Curtin University and Christopher Chan, York University, Canada
Can religion and spirituality promote ethical behaviour in the workplace? It’s a contentious issue, but our research…
The Wider Problem of Blame Attacks includes Criticism, Accusations, Humiliation
Do Blame Attacks Include Criticism, Accusations and Humiliation?
by Carl Alasko, Ph.D.
Blame is a series of actions and reactions. They all work together to generate the Blame Syndrome. The three parts are:…
The Mental Health Impact Of Major Disasters Like Harvey And Irma
The Mental Health Impact Of Major Disasters Like Harvey And Irma
by J. Brian Houston and Jennifer M. First, University of Missouri-Columbia
Immediately after a natural disaster, it’s normal to experience fear, anxiety, sadness or shock. However, if these…
Five Steps To Overcome Backsliding Into The Dwindle Effect
Five Steps To Overcome Backsliding Into The Dwindle Effect
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Backsliding comes with almost every new habit you're trying to ingrain. I call it the "Dwindle Effect" because the…
Let There Be Peace on Earth: Grassroot Movement?
Let There Be Peace on Earth: Grassroot Movement?
by Marie T. Russell
The song "Let There Be Peace on Earth" has been sung around the world since 1955. It is popular in churches and…
On Getting Along With Fear and Developing Courage
On Getting Along With Fear and Developing Courage
by Scott Stabile
If you’re anything like me, you haven’t gotten along too well with your fear up to now. You two may spend a lot of time…
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
by Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara
A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern cities with cold climates, including…
How Everyday Language Casually Stigmatizes Obesity
How Everyday Language Casually Stigmatizes Obesity
by Tara Coltman-Patel, Nottingham Trent University
Obesity is a highly stigmatized condition. Those with obesity are frequently subject to prejudice and ridicule at home,…
Where Are The Paths to Experiencing More Joy in your Life?
How To Experience More Joy in your Life
by Danielle Rama Hoffman
Allow yourself to feel, hear, know, see, taste, and sense the energy transfer that is happening in this moment. With…
Faith: Misunderstood Yet Important for Spiritual Seekers
The Problem With Faith: Misunderstood Yet Important for Spiritual Seekers
by J. S. Gordon
Faith is one of the most misunderstood yet, curiously, most important issues that the individual on the Path will face.…
Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?

Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?

James Brown, Aston University
How Our Unconscious Minds Are Prejudiced Against Benefit Claimants
How Our Unconscious Minds Are Prejudiced Against Benefit Claimants
by Robert de Vries, University of Kent
Without us knowing, our brains are busy making associations. While on the surface we may sincerely believe that men and…
Irma Price Gouging Shows Consumer Fleecing Is The New Normal
Irma Price Gouging Shows Consumer Fleecing Is The New Normal
by Ramsi Woodcock, Georgia State University
Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything…
4 Easy Steps Can Make You A Math Whiz
4 Easy Steps Can Make You A Math Whiz
by Jennifer Ruef, University of Oregon
What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is…
Learning to Recognize Chaos As A Friend and Powerful Ally
How Chaos Can Be Your Friend and Powerful Ally
by Nora Caron
The Oxford dictionary defines chaos as complete disorder or confusion. In general when we speak of chaos we associate…
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
by Andrew King, University of Melbourne
There has been no let up since Hurricane Harvey dumped record-breaking rains on the Houston area of Texas. Hurricane…
How A Baby's Brain Prepares For The Outside World
How A Baby's Brain Prepares For The Outside World
by Lorenzo Fabrizi, UCL and Tomoki Arichi, King's College London
The developing brain is not merely a downsized version of that of an adult, but is uniquely designed to prepare itself…
Is Truth Overrated? What The Experts Say
Is Truth Overrated? What The Experts Say
by Daniel Klyn, University of Michigan; et al.
Seek the truth and minimize harm. That’s how we instruct young journalists to prepare for the profession. Until…
How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep
How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep
by Deirdre Conroy, University of Michigan
If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either…
You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful Affirmations
You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful Affirmations
by Robert Bruce
Affirmations are statements of intention that can be used for anything: to attract wealth, for life changes, to find a…
Loving Unconditionally Is Not Always Easy...
Loving Unconditionally Is Not Always Easy...
by Marie T. Russell
One hears a lot about 'Unconditional Love'. The dictionary defines unconditional as 'absolute, with no conditions or…
Can I Be Free of Negative and Fearful Thoughts?
How Can I Be Free of Negative and Fearful Thoughts?
by Stuart Wilde
Don't let yourself become a victim of your emotions. When you are scared, it isn't the real you that is scared, it is…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
Many people, world-wide, are experiencing numerous challenges these days, more than usual it seems. Some of the…

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