Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?
Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?
by Shinsuke Shimojo, et al
Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees,…
Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For You
Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For You
by Tom Sanders
It’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to…
Why You Shouldn't Bury Your Pet In The Backyard
Why You Shouldn't Bury Your Pet In The Backyard
by Rachel Allavena
Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age…
A Parent's Guide To Protecting Your Kids From Online Hoaxes
A Parent's Guide To Protecting Your Kids From Online Hoaxes
by Joanne Orlando
It’s a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from harm, no matter where that threat of harm comes from. But…
How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And Rest
How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And Rest
by Zia Wadud
One of the most attractive things about driverless cars is their potential to free up the time spent driving from A to…
Food Allergies: What You Need To Know About The Role Your Skin Plays
Food Allergies: What You Need To Know About The Role Your Skin Plays
by Sara Brown
Food allergies are on the increase worldwide, ranging from minor inconvenience to possible sudden death, and leading to…
Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs
Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs
by Zoosh
If you are seeking someone to lead you to physical mastery, seek no further than your own physical body. Look to your…
Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View On Social Media
Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View On Social Media
by Rachel Cohen, et al
Social media use is often described as being problematic for mental health and body image. But is all social media use…
Boys' Attention And Prosocial Behavior Linked To Earnings 30 Years Later
Boys' Attention And Prosocial Behavior Linked To Earnings 30 Years Later
by Francis Vergunst
New research, published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, shows that boys from low-income backgrounds who were…
How You Can Help A Friend With Depression
How You Can Help A Friend With Depression
by Lowri Dowthwaite
Depression is a common mental health problem that can affect people at many different stages in life. How bad it gets…
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Buddhist Monk Who Introduced Mindfulness To The West, Prepares To Die
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Buddhist Monk Who Introduced Mindfulness To The West, Prepares To Die
by Brooke Schedneck
Thich Nhat Hanh, the monk who popularized mindfulness in the West, has returned home to Vietnam to enjoy the rest of…
Marijuana is a lot more than just THC
How Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just Getting High
by James David Adams, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no…
Nobody Owes Me A Thing
You Have The Key to the Happiness You So Deeply Desire
by Lionel Fifield
How many of you have felt stress, anger, resentment, and a range of other emotions when you felt that somebody had not…
InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
Many of us work with "to do" lists. Often they include short-term items like remember to buy toothpaste, or other…
Simple Steps For Cultivating A Revolution In Your Backyard
Simple Steps For Cultivating A Revolution In Your Backyard
by Anne Biklé and David R. Montgomery
When we broke ground for a garden at our 80-year-old house in the middle of Seattle, we took the most obvious thing for…
What Are Panic Attacks And What's Happening When We Have Them?
What Are Panic Attacks And What's Happening When We Have Them?
by Lynne Harris
What would you think was happening to you if out of nowhere your heart started to race, you were drenched in sweat, you…
The Importance Of Connecting With Earth And Her Gifts
Connecting With Earth And Her Gifts
by Cheralyn Darcey
The opportunity to connect to Earth and her gifts in modern times is often waved away as a childish fantasy or an…
Bereaved Who Take Comfort In Digital Messages From Dead Loved Ones Live In Fear Of Losing Them
Bereaved Who Take Comfort In Digital Messages From Dead Loved Ones Live In Fear Of Losing Them
by Debra Bassett
The internet is changing how we converse with the dead. While the bereaved have traditionally visited graves or burial…
How Younger Kids With Autism Struggle With Distractions
How Younger Kids With Autism Struggle With Distractions
by Eric Stann
Before age 10, children with autism struggle with ability to block out visual distractions and focus on a specific…
Do Not Give Up What You Want Most for What You Want Right Now
Do Not Give Up What You Want Most for What You Want Right Now
by Carly Pollack
The most powerful influence on the human mind is our core beliefs about our identity, who we think we are. If you have…
Young People Are Striking From School See Climate Change For The Life-threatening Issue It Is
Young People Striking From School See Climate Change For The Life-threatening Issue It Is
by David Rousell and Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
Students around the world are walking out of school once more, as part of ongoing strikes to protest governments’…
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing, Letting Everything Be Without Resistance
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing, Letting Everything Be Without Resistance
by Barbara Berger
Sitting quietly, doing nothing. But what’s the point, you ask? Why should I do this? Why should I waste my precious…
Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)
Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)
by Anadi Martel
In the 1980s, health professionals began to practice bright light therapy (BLT) to treat a chronobiological disorder…
Monopoly Was Designed 100 Years Ago To Teach The Dangers Of Capitalism
Monopoly Was Designed 100 Years Ago To Teach The Dangers Of Capitalism
by Benjamin Hoy
Have you played Monopoly lately? Or maybe snakes and ladders? These board games are examples of 100-year-old games that…
The Psychology Of Fear And Hate, And What Each Of Us Can Do To Stop It
The Psychology Of Fear And Hate, And What Each Of Us Can Do To Stop It
by Stephen Croucher
As an immigrant to New Zealand, I am saddened and outraged by the events in Christchurch. The apparent innocence of New…
5 Steps To Get The Upper Hand Over Your Moods
5 Steps To Get The Upper Hand Over Your Moods
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Funky moods obscure our experience for hours, days, weeks, or even longer. Left unattended, they shape our…
Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence
Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence
by Sarah Avery
Less than 10 percent of the treatment recommendations US doctors rely on to manage care for heart patients are based on…
How Coyote Puppies Adjust To Life Around People
How Coyote Puppies Adjust To Life Around People
by Hannah Hickey
Coyotes can habituate to humans quickly and habituated parents pass this fearlessness on to their offspring, research…
Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?
Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?
by Rebecca Beyer
Bioethicist Matthew Liao is open to genetic engineering in theory, but he says he was rather horrified to learn that…
How Our Eyes Show When We Make Certain Mistakes
How Our Eyes Show When We Make Certain Mistakes
by Alexis Blue
When humans make certain types of mistakes, their pupils change size, according to new research.
Complaining Properly!!! It's The First Step of a Two-Step Process
Complaining Properly: The First Step of a Two-Step Process
by Marie T. Russell
Complain? Don't we all? Of course we do, yet do we know how to complain properly? Is there such a thing as complaining…
Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth
Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth
by Damien Walmsley
People seem to be hypnotised by the lure of having teeth that are whiter than an Oscars ceremony. Studies show that…
Conspiracy Theories Fuel Prejudice Towards Minority Groups
Conspiracy Theories Fuel Prejudice Towards Minority Groups
by Daniel Jolley and Karen Douglas
Some 60% of British people believe in at least one conspiracy theory, a recent poll reveals.
Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends
Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends
by Melissa De Witte
To understand why people succeed or fail, look at their circle of friends. Like it or not, says economist Matthew…
What Do We Mean By Meaning?
What Do We Mean By Meaning?
by Jamie Freestone
Most of us want our lives to have meaning. But what do we mean by meaning? What is meaning?
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How The Terror Of Climate Change Is Transforming Young People's Identity
by Blanche Verlie
On March 14 2019, at least 50 rallies were planned across Australia and expected to draw thousands of students walking…
Your Sacred Vow: To Be A Clear Instrument of Light
Your Sacred Vow: To Be A Clear Instrument of Light
by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
We are powerful beyond our wildest imaginations, and our ability to make a profoundly significant difference in what is…
The Truth About St. Patrick's Day
The Truth About St. Patrick's Day
by James Farrelly
In 1997, my students and I traveled to Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo, as part of a study abroad program…
Is Bigger Always Better, Or Will The Tiny Inherit The Earth?
Is Bigger Always Better, Or Will The Tiny Inherit The Earth?
by Klaus M Stiefel
As I scuba dive in Oslob Bay off Cebu Island in the Philippines, I see a tiny shadow dart over the surface of the…
How Diets Can Do More Than Help You Lose Weight And Save The Planet
How Diets Can Do More Than Help You Lose Weight And Save The Planet
by Adrienne Rose Bitar
Fad diets have long been brushed off as selfish, superficial quests to lose weight.
What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?
What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?
by Fabien B. Vincent, et al
The immune system is an integral part of our body, keeping us safe from diseases – from the common cold to more severe…
Meat Consumption Is Changing But It's Not Because Of Vegans
Meat Consumption Is Changing But It's Not Because Of Vegans
by Michael von Massow, et al
Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for…
Six Simple Ways To Become More Centered, Awake, and Peaceful in Your Daily Life
Six Simple Ways To Become More Centered, Awake, and Peaceful in Your Daily Life
by John Cianciosi
It is important to understand that to develop awareness in daily life we do not need to go around with an empty mind.…
Chemical Or Natural: What's The Best Way To Repel Mosquitoes?
Chemical Or Natural: What's The Best Way To Repel Mosquitoes?
by Cameron Webb
Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying. Every year around 5,000 Australians get sick following a mosquito bite.
How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time
How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time
by Stella Chatzitheochari and Killian Mullan
There is now widespread concern about the amount of time children spend staring at screens – with many people worried…
Pregnant Women Shouldn't Have To Choose Between A Job And A Healthy Baby
Pregnant Women Shouldn't Have To Choose Between A Job And A Healthy Baby
by Jeannette Cox
Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger…
4 Simple Food Choices That Help You Lose Weight And Stay Healthy
4 Simple Food Choices That Help You Lose Weight And Stay Healthy
by Yasmine Probst, et al
Many people achieve short-term weight-loss only to return to their previous lifestyle choices – and their previous…
New Home, New Clothes: The Old Ones No Longer Fit Once You Move To The Country
New Home, New Clothes: The Old Ones No Longer Fit Once You Move To The Country
by Rachael Wallis
What happens if you decide to jump in, Escape to the Country-style, and flee the city rat race?
When Joints Pop And Crack Is It A Sign Of Disease?
When Joints Pop And Crack Is It A Sign Of Disease?
by Rebecca Shepherd and Adam Taylor
Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking.
Gratitude Is A Powerful Way to Pray
Gratitude Is A Powerful Way to Pray
by Sonia Choquette
One of the most powerful ways to pray is to practice gratitude. Practicing gratitude as a form of prayer is very easy…
Boost Muscle Strength To Lower Diabetes Risk
Boost Muscle Strength To Lower Diabetes Risk
by Angie Hunt
Building muscle strength may offer a way to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report.
The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science
The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science
by Sarah Kuppen
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday…
Why Private, For-Profit Health Care Is A Terrible Idea
Why Private, For-Profit Health Care Is A Terrible Idea
by Sarah Giles, et al
Ontario Premier Doug Ford may be planning a two-tiered, profit-driven health-care system, according to the Toronto…
We Need Context To Recognize Emotions On Faces
We Need Context To Recognize Emotions On Faces
by Yasmin Anwar
When it comes to reading a person’s state of mind, visual context—as in background and action—is just as important as…
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