What Your Kids Need To Know About Legal Weed
What Your Kids Need To Know About Legal Weed
by Geraint Osborne
Weed, pot, grass, marijuana — or cannabis to use the proper terminology — is now legal in Canada, after 95 years of…
How To Make The Work Experience More Menopause Friendly
How To Make The Work Experience More Menopause Friendly
by Kathleen Riach and Gavin Jack
For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flashes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t…
Taking Sides? Nature Does Not Pick Sides! It Treats Everyone Equally
Taking Sides? Nature Does Not Pick Sides! It Treats Everyone Equally
by Marie T. Russell
Nature does not pick sides: it simply gives every plant a fair chance to life. The sun shines on everyone regardless of…
When The Line Between Machine And Artist Becomes Blurred
When The Line Between Machine And Artist Becomes Blurred
by Ahmed Elgamma
With AI becoming incorporated into more aspects of our daily lives, from writing to driving, it’s only natural that…
How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis
How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis
by Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy
The legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada is one of the biggest national public policy shifts that many of…
How to Be Simply Happy
How to Be Simply Happy
by Shubhra Krishan
I know that pure bliss is simple. It is free. And wherever you are, however busy, you can always find a few moments of…
What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do It
What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do It
by Christine Calder
A yawn consists of an extended gaping of the mouth followed by a more rapid closure. In mammals and birds, a long…
Can You Stop People From Projecting Thoughts Into Your Mind?
Can You Stop People From Projecting Thoughts Into Your Mind?
by Stuart Wilde
For some time now, I have been trying to figure out what process and technologies might work best for etheric…
Countries That Ban Corporal Punishment Have Less Youth Violence
Countries That Ban Corporal Punishment Have Less Youth Violence
by Katherine Gombay
There is less fighting among young people in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of…
Accidental Crops Are A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food
Accidental Crops Are A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food
by Natalie Parletta
Edible wild greens could help improve food security, boost public health and make communities more resilient to…
Creativity Is A Human Quality That Exists In Every Single One Of Us
Creativity Is A Human Quality That Exists In Every Single One Of Us
by Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton
When you think about creativity, it might be highly creative people like Mozart, Da Vinci or Einstein who spring to…
Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
by David Prologo
“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s…
The Dangers Of Toxic Masculinity To Men And Those Around Them
The Dangers Of Toxic Masculinity To Men And Those Around Them
by Michael Flood
Young men who conform to traditional definitions of manhood are more likely to suffer harm to themselves, and do harm…
Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
by Cathy Daly, Jane Downes, and William Megarry
Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which…
The Teenage Brain: Why Some Years Are Crazier Than Others
The Teenage Brain: Why Some Years Are Crazier Than Others
by Robert Sapolsky
Neurobiologically the single most important fact about, say, a 20 year old brain is the fact that almost all of it is…
There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?
There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?
by Evans Love Amalio Telenti
Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy…
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
by Peter Dreier
An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from…
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
by Robert Diab
Hardly a week goes by without news of another data breach at a large corporation affecting millions, most recently…
Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins
Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins
by Jeff Mulhollem
Chewing gum may be an effective delivery system for some vitamins, according the new research. Nearly 15 percent of all…
Why There Is No Middle Ground For Deep Disagreements About Facts
Why There Is No Middle Ground For Deep Disagreements About Facts
by Klemens Kappel
Consider how one should respond to a simple case of disagreement. Frank sees a bird in the garden and believes it’s a…
Are You Taking the Risk to Hear & Be Heard?
Taking the Risk to Listen and Be Heard with the Heart
by Rick Phillips
We may think that because of the development of the ability to see and hear into the far reaches of space that we must…
Does Your Child Struggle With Spelling? This Might Help
Does Your Child Struggle With Spelling? This Might Help
by Misty Adoniou
English spelling has a reputation for being illogical and chaotic. What’s going on with yacht, and why the W in two?…
Bilingualism: How To Get Your Child To Speak Your Language And Why It Matters
Bilingualism: How To Get Your Child To Speak Your Language And Why It Matters
by Indu Vibha Meddegama
Humans have been migrating since prehistoric times – moving within and beyond geographical borders – in search of food,…
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
by Sandy Brian Hager
Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent…
You Can't Erase Bad Memories, But You Can Learn Ways To Cope With Them
You Can't Erase Bad Memories, But You Can Learn Ways To Cope With Them
by Carol Newall and Rick Richardson
The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind pitched an interesting premise: what if we could erase unwanted memories…
Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies
Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies
by Nazeem Muhajarine and Daphne McRae
Women who are marginalized by poverty may be reaping the greatest benefits from midwifery care. This is the finding of…
How Can I Love Better, Without Conditions or Expectations?
How Can I Love Better, Without Conditions or Expectations?
by Osho
Love has to be understood, not as a biological infatuation — that is lust. That exists in all the animals; there is…
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at some of life's challenges, and bring you tools to traverse them more easily. The greatest…
The Saturn Return Crossroads: One, Two, and Three
Life At The Crossroads: The Saturn Returns One, Two, and Three
by Aliza Einhorn
Even if you know nothing else about astrology, you may have heard about the Saturn Return. Its perilous reputation…
What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed – And How Breathing Can Help
What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed – And How Breathing Can Help
by Michael J.Porter
Stress is great. It makes us faster, stronger, more agile and our brains have better recall and flexibility. That’s why…
7 Signs Your Child’s Snoring Warrants Seeing The Doctor
7 Signs Your Child’s Snoring Warrants Seeing The Doctor
by U. Michigan
Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are…
Negative Self-Talk: How Did Those Critical Voices Get In There?
Negative Self-Talk: How Did Those Critical Voices Get In There?
by Ira Israel
I believe that the primary goals of consciousness are to keep us alive and to stave off trauma or potential future…
Here's The Truth About False Accusations Of Sexual Violence
Here's The Truth About False Accusations Of Sexual Violence
by Lisa Lazard
Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around…
How Massive Solar And Wind Farms Could Bring Vegetation Back To The Sahara
How Massive Solar And Wind Farms Could Bring Vegetation Back To The Sahara
by Alona Armstrong
Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change.
What Happens To The Middle Class As Inequality Rises?
What Happens To The Middle Class As Inequality Rises?
by Sapna Parikh
If the United States doesn’t address rising inequality, the middle class could start feeling the effects in the form of…
Five Steps to Harvesting the Fruits and Gifts of Solitude
Five Steps to Harvesting the Fruits and Gifts of Solitude
by Zenith Henkin Gross
Americans are deeply ambivalent about the solitary person in our midst. On the one hand, the lone hero is much admired…
Finding A New Approach: Communicating With Your Pain
Finding A New Approach: Communicating With Your Pain
by Sarah Anne Shockley
After years of unsuccessful efforts to diminish, expel, erad­icate, and overcome the pain in my body, I wondered if the…
Are Today's White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?
Are Today's White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?
by Margaret Hagerman
In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new…
How Capitalism Ruined Our Relationship With Bacteria
How Capitalism Ruined Our Relationship With Bacteria
by Norah Campbell and Cormac Deane
There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products.…
A Feather for Your Dream Journeys Into Healing
A Feather for Your Dream Journeys Into Healing
by Larry Burk and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos
While enjoying my dream, it suddenly stops, like a frozen computer screen or a TV show put on pause. In the center of…
Can Cheese Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
Can Cheese Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
by Fumiaki Imamura
Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health…
Focusing On People At High Risk Of Suicide Has Failed As A Suicide Prevention Strategy
Focusing On People At High Risk Of Suicide Has Failed As A Suicide Prevention Strategy
by Helen Stallman
Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the…
Are We Literally What We Think?

Are We Literally What We Think?

Julie K. Staples and Daniel Mintie
How Exercise And Meditation Rein In Negative Thoughts
How Exercise And Meditation Rein In Negative Thoughts
by Robin Lally
Scientists have known for a while that both of these activities alone can help with depression," says Tracey Shors.…
This Therapy Works For Women With Past Sexual Trauma
This Therapy Works For Women With Past Sexual Trauma
by Patti Verbanas
Women who faced sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence benefit significantly from a kind of therapy that focuses on…
The Science Is Clear: We Have To Start Creating Our Low-carbon Future Today
The Science Is Clear: We Have To Start Creating Our Low-carbon Future Today
by Alan Finkel
This latest release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific…
A Child's Sense of Self: Healing the Wounds of the Inner Child
A Child's Sense of Self: Healing the Wounds of the Inner Child
by Sobonfu E. Somé
A lot of us suffer a great deal in our lives because our inner child has old wounds that have never been healed. It is…
Why There Are No Limits To Your Willpower
Why There Are No Limits To Your Willpower
by Nigel Newton
We’ve all experienced those moments when we’ve been working really hard on a task, finally finish and feel like a…
How Antisocial Kids May Learn It From Their Parents
How Antisocial Kids May Learn It From Their Parents
by Michele Berger
Less parental warmth and more harshness at home can affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy…
Farmers' Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites
Farmers' Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites
by Sarah Ann Wheeler and Céline Nauges
Australia has been described as the “front line of the battle for climate change adaptation”, and our farmers are the…
Mindfulness Training Cools Inflammation
Research Shows Mindfulness Training Cools Inflammation
by Shilo Rea
There’s evidence that mindfulness meditation can improve how we age and even fight disease. Yet, little is known about…
5 Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health
5 Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health
by Jerome Sarris and Joe Firth
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually…
Why Being Born In The Wrong ZIP Code Can Shorten Your Life
Why Being Born In The Wrong ZIP Code Can Shorten Your Life
by Jessica Young
Newly released data on life expectancy across the U.S. shows that where we live matters for how long we live. A person…
A Time for Truth, A Time for Healing
A Time for Truth, A Time for Healing
by Marie T. Russell
There seems to be so many things going on these days that need to be addressed. I compare the situation to a "healing…
Should You Hide Negative Emotions From Children?
Should You Hide Negative Emotions From Children?
by John Lambie
From crying in the toilet to leaving the house in a rage, many parents and carers don’t want their children to see them…
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