5 Food Allergy Myths
5 Food Allergy Myths
by Northwestern University
A surge in childhood food allergies across the United States has turned classrooms into homemade-treat-free zones and…
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
by Shahid Naeem, Director, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability and Professor of Ecology at Columbia University
Today is Earth Day, but it’s one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this…
Empowering Your Life by Choosing Your Underlying Attitude Toward Life
Empowering Your Life by Choosing Your Underlying Attitude Toward Life
by Tobin Blake
To empower your life, you have to seize responsibility for it. You cannot wait and hope that God or yet another…
What Can We Do to Help the Whales and the Planet?
What Can We Do to Help the Whales and the Planet?
by Nancy Windheart
Many people are concerned about the whales… Good-hearted people feel helpless, and ask, “is there anything that we can…
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
by Jillian Rickly, Assistant Professor in Tourism Management and Marketing, University of Nottingham
Cruise ships aren’t all bad, of course. They are a part of the mass tourism trend that has democratised travel and…
A Plea For Our Mother
A Plea For Our Mother
by Sarah Varcas
Mother Earth has suffered shockingly as a result of human ignorance, denial and narcissism for way too long. She lies…
Loneliness On Its Way To Becoming Britain's Most Lethal Condition
Loneliness On Its Way To Becoming Britain's Most Lethal Condition
by Joe Smith, University of Liverpool
People of all ages are at risk from diseases brought on by loneliness, new data has revealed. According to figures…
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
by Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster
Many projections suggest that burning fossil fuels and the resulting climate change will make it harder to grow enough…
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
by Christopher J Preston, The University of Montana
Today you can travel to the furthest part of the Arctic Ocean, to the highest point of the Caucasus Mountains, to the…
How The Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming A Nutritional Star
How The Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming A Nutritional Star
by Robert Beelman, Pennsylvania State University
In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t contribute to the…
Is Pre-cancerous A Warning Sign Or Cause For Panic?
Is Pre-cancerous A Warning Sign Or Cause For Panic?
by Susan Woods; Hannah Brown and Tamsin Lannagan, University of Adelaide
It might be a spot, lump, bump or polyp you’ve found suspicious or bothersome enough to ask a doctor to have a look at.…
The Unseen Impact Of Domestic Violence
The Unseen Impact Of Domestic Violence
by Paul van Donkelaar, University of British Columbia
The statistics are terrifying: In Canada, one woman is killed every week by her partner; globally, one third of women…
Children Are Natural Optimists – Which Comes With Psychological Pros And Cons
Children Are Natural Optimists – Which Comes With Psychological Pros And Cons
by Janet J. Boseovski, University of North Carolina
You might hesitate to make a character judgment about someone based on a first encounter. Most adults would probably…
Wealthy Americans Know Less Than They Think They Do About Food And Nutrition
Wealthy Americans Know Less Than They Think They Do About Food And Nutrition
by Sheril Kirshenbaum and Douglas Buhler, Michigan State University
Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing…
How Light At Night Can Disrupt Circadian Rhythms In Children
How Light At Night Can Disrupt Circadian Rhythms In Children
by Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens, University of Connecticut
A new scientific study shows that bright electric light exposure of preschool children in the evening suppresses…
Ants Have Evolved A Complex System Of Battlefield Triage And Rescue
Matabele Ants Have Evolved A Complex System Of Battlefield Triage And Rescue
by Mike Jeffries, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Ants have a remorseless quality, seemingly indifferent to their individual welfare, their whole lives submerged in the…
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
by Rebecca Koomen, Max Planck Institute
When a natural resource is open access, such as fish in a lake, everyone has to limit the amount they take individually…
People Who Live In Diverse Neighborhoods Are More Helpful
Why People Who Live In Diverse Neighborhoods Are More Helpful
by Jayanth Narayanan, IMD Business School
Whether or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Though many businesses tout the benefits of…
Chamomile Tea May Help Control Diabetes
Chamomile Tea May Help Control Diabetes
by Richard Blackburn, University of Leeds
Chamomile – that yellow flower so often made into a tea, enjoyed before bed – is a very interesting plant. It was…
Why The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Bring Problems Of Its Own
Why The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Bring Problems Of Its Own
by Martin Brueckner, Murdoch University
After years of being derided as a joke by car manufacturers and the public, interest in electric vehicles has increased…
Are Young Blood Transfusions Magic Or Medicine?
Are Young Blood Transfusions Magic Or Medicine?
by David Irving, University of Technology Sydney
Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay…
Election Security Means Much More Than Just New Voting Machines
Election Security Means Much More Than Just New Voting Machines
by Jamie Winterton, Arizona State University
In late March, Congress passed a significant spending bill that included US$380 million in state grants to improve…
How To Deal With Life's Risks More Rationally
How To Deal With Life's Risks More Rationally
by Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University
Risk is everywhere and associated with everything. For example, the Center for Disease Control a decade ago estimated…
Women Earn Less After They Have Kids, Despite Strong Credentials
Why Do Women Earn Less After They Have Kids, Despite Strong Credentials?
by Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Women without kids have earned more than employed mothers for decades or longer.
Shifting the Focus from The Addict to The Sage
Shifting the Focus from The Addict to The Sage
by Alan Cohen
Many of us have become so steeped in what is wrong with ourselves in relationship that dysfunction becomes our accepted…
InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
One could say that connection -- either the presence of, or lack thereof -- is the problem and the solution to all our…
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Horoscope Current Week: April 16 to 22, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Living In Duality and Striving For Harmony and Balance
Living In Duality and Striving For Harmony and Balance
by Barbara Heider-Rauter
Although the majority of people may well wish things were different, the fact is that we live in a dual world here on…
The Healing Environment of Nature
We Can Never Have Enough of The Healing Environment of Nature
by William Pullen
The natural world is our natural home. This may sound obvious, but to many it’s a forgotten truth. There is so much…
The Busy Race and the Price of Your Pace
The Busy Race and the Price of Your Pace
by Yvonne Tally
You are living a life, not running a race. Slowing the pace so you’re not racing and constantly playing catch-up begins…
Menstruation Is Not A Taboo In Women's Sport
Menstruation Is Not A Taboo In Women's Sport
by Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Nottingham Trent University
Menstruation is often called the “last great taboo” in women’s sport. But periods are the media’s taboo, not…
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
Societies tend to become more unequal over time, unless there is concerted pushback. A society that fails to invest in…
Seven Strategies for Getting the Upper Hand Over Depression
Seven Strategies for Getting the Upper Hand Over Depression
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Dr Vasant Lad defines depression as a popular diagnosis characterized by "a loss of pleasure and interest in life...…
How Xanax Works, The Dangers And The Side Effects
How Xanax Works, The Dangers And The Side Effects
by Michael Cole, Agatha Grela and Lata Gautam, Anglia Ruskin University
And although drug use has declined over the past decade, new and potentially life-threatening trends continue to…
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
by Peter T. Spooner, UCL
The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the…
Creating a Peaceful Mind by Identifying the True Reason for Your Suffering
Create A Peaceful Mind by Identifying the True Reason for Your Suffering
by Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche
Buddhists believe that all our actions are dependent on our state of mind. A mind that is not well controlled is liable…
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