Just What Is Mindfulness?
Just What Is Mindfulness?
by Nicholas T. Van Dam and Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne
You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist…
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
by Henry J. Thompson, Colorado State University
Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases…
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
by The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building.
The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In…
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
by Paul Simpson and Michael Richards, Edge Hill University
Men are bad at looking after their health, or so the received wisdom goes. Indeed, evidence has shown that men have…
InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these…
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Horoscope Current Week: October 16 to 22, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way
It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way
by Will Wilkinson
“They,” whoever they are, say that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. What do you stand for? A…
Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies
Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies
by Caspar Addyman, Goldsmiths, University of London
Here’s an experiment to try next time you meet a baby, try holding a normal conversation. It is very difficult, isn’t…
Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
by Todd Landman, University of Nottingham
In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre – the US’s 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone – it seems…
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford
Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint…
How to Talk to Yourself
How To Cut Through Negative Self-Talk
by Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
When we become aware of our story lines -- the things we tell ourselves to keep from moving forward -- we can use…
Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview
Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview
by Nan Moss with David Corbin
When confronted with something that perplexes or confounds us, we tend to attribute our lack of understanding to not…
Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home
Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home
by Sue Kegerreis, University of Essex
More people than ever now work from home for part or all of the week. Such flexibility can seem a good idea, but many…
Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question
Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question
by Lindsay O'Dell, The Open University and Charlotte Brownlow, University of Southern Queensland
The animal rights charity PETA recently made a link between autism and drinking cow’s milk. The article on its website…
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State University
Some aspects of climate change could benefit certain forms of agriculture in the Northeastern United States, new…
Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them
Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them
by Veronica I. Johnson, The University of Montana and Guy Ray Backlund, New Mexico State University
Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about…
Finding Peace In Turbulent Times
Finding Peace In Turbulent Times
by Maresha Donna Ducharme
The possibility for creating peace must begin within each one of us as we become peaceful within ourselves. We are part…
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
by Daphne Martschenko, PhD, University of Cambridge
Tests that purport to measure your intelligence can be verbal, meaning written, or non-verbal, focusing on abstract…
Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?
Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?
by Cass Sunstein, Harvard University
Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago won the Nobel Prize for his extraordinary, world-transforming work in…
Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?
Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?
by Jeremy Straub, North Dakota State University
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t…
How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America

How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America

Brad Christerson, Biola University and Richard Flory, University of Southern California
How To Connect with Your Inner Guide,  Essential Self and Inner Sanctuary
How To Connect with Your Inner Guide, Essential Self and Inner Sanctuary
by Barbara Marx Hubbard
I strongly advocate cultivating an inner receptivity, an inner listening and attunement to the signals of the Essential…
Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make
Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make
by Anne Tucker
Part of your life isn’t work­ing. The part of your life I’m talking about is wherever dissatisfaction and doubt are…
What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?
What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?
by Jin-Li Luo, University of Leicester
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China, according to the latest data from China’s national cancer…
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
by Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would…
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
by Frederic Lemieux, Georgetown University
As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear…
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Mindfulness: What, Why, and How
by Maarten Immink, University of South Australia
Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only…
Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?
Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?
by Matthew Watkins, Nottingham Trent University
New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK; France. Sweden and Scotland by 2032; Norway by 2025.…
How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders
How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders
by Adele Lafrance, Laurentian University
Lydia is seriously underweight and suffering from medical complications from an eating disorder. She is in hospital.…
Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes
Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes
by Shirley Tillotson, Dalhousie University
Is it too much to expect people to talk calmly and reasonably about tax changes? Yes. Yes, it is too much. The…
Sometimes One Head Is Better Than Two When It Comes To Decisions
Sometimes One Head Is Better Than Two When It Comes To Decisions
by Davide Valeriani, University of Essex
Decision making is an integral part of our everyday life. When it comes to important decisions, we generally want to…
Creative Dancing Changes Everything, Even Health and Lifestyle
Creative Dancing Changes Everything, Even Your Health and Lifestyle
by Johanna Leseho, Ph.D.
Although we tend to compartmentalize our lives — this is work, this is family, this is entertainment — it doesn’t…
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Why Your Brain Loves Feeling Outraged and Punishing People's Bad Behavior
by Molly Crockett
Get mad when you read the news these days? It's more than just what you're reading. When you perceives unfairness or…
What Business Can Learn From Buddhism
What Business Can Learn From Buddhism
by Haley A Beer, University of Warwick and Edward Gamble, Montana State University
Millennials, we are told, have a different attitude to work than their elders. They want to work for organisations…
The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible
The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible
by David Rogerson, Sheffield Hallam University
Veganism is a life choice that more people seem to be making. Still, despite its increase in popularity, when most…
5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years
5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years
by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University and Alex Waddan, University of Leicester
In the absence of any clear ideology associated with Donald Trump’s US presidency, it does seem he has at least one…
How To Allow Yourself To Be Authentic When You’re Scared to Be Real
How To Allow Yourself To Be Authentic When You’re Scared to Be Real
by Lori Deschene
We each speak around 16,000 words each day. But that number pales in comparison to all the things we don’t say. We want…