InnerSelf Newsletter: November 5th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 5th, 2017 

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we look at the things that give our life meaning... whether it be our visions and dreams, simplicity, relationships, creativity, and happiness. Scroll down below for the links to our featured articles, and our numerous additional articles.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

The Word and the Womb: Getting the Support You Need

Written by Alan Cohen 

The Word and the Womb: Getting the Support You Need

How much should you tell other people about what is really important to you? Should you broadcast your dreams to everyone in hopes that others will honor your intentions and support you? Or would you be wiser to keep your visions to yourself and avoid debilitating criticism?

Article continues here: The Word and the Womb: Getting the Support You Need


My Experiment in Forced Simplicity

Written by Barry Vissell 

My Experiment in Forced Simplicity

For someone so inspired by the poverty and simplicity of St. Francis, it’s embarrassing for me to admit how dependent I am upon my smartphone. I have loads of apps for just about everything. It used to be that my brain was in my head. But now it’s too often in a six-inch-long little metal box with a screen.

Article continues here: My Experiment in Forced Simplicity


The Three Parts of Relationship: You, Me, and We

Written by Georgina Cannon 

The Three Parts of Relationship: You, Me, and We

We are always in a relationship of some sort. A relationship contains three components: you, someone or something else, and the actual coming together of the two of you: the rela­tionship itself, the Third Circle.

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Free Will, Quantum Science, Heart Consciousness, and Creativity

Written by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. 

Free Will, Quantum Science, Heart Consciousness, and Creativity

If you want to change your life today—to make it radically different tomorrow—you must engage in the creative process. This process requires the ability to respond without sifting through past memories. It also requires cohesiveness of intention, and purposefulness.

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What Is The True Engine of Profound Happiness?

Written by Jonathan K. DeYoe

What Is The True Engine of Profound Happiness?

There is a deeper dimension to happiness that transcends mere joy and zest for life. A dimension that sustains and inspires us through the best of times as well as in the periods when happiness feels like a distant memory. That dimension is meaning. Meaning supercharges our joy when life is good and keeps us moving forward when life is painful and difficult.

Article continues here: What Is The True Engine of Profound Happiness?


Why Strength Training Can Have Unique Health Benefits

Why Strength Training Can Have Unique Health Benefits

by Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney

Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found…

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Is Daylight Saving Time Worth The Trouble?

Is Daylight Saving Time Worth The Trouble?

by Laura Grant, Claremont McKenna College

Today the sun is shining during my commute home from work. But this weekend, public service announcements will remind…

Article continues here: Is Daylight Saving Time Worth The Trouble?


The Social Impact Of Gambling Should Not Be Underestimated

The Social Impact Of Gambling Should Not Be Underestimated

by Crystal Fulton, University College Dublin

The UK government is mulling a review of the regulations on fixed odds betting terminals commonly found in pubs and…

Article continues here: The Social Impact Of Gambling Should Not Be Underestimated


Women Can Be Psychopaths Too, In Ways More Subtle But Just As Dangerous

Women Can Be Psychopaths Too, In Ways More Subtle But Just As Dangerous

by Xanthe Mallett, University of Newcastle

Hear the word psychopath and most of us think of violent, dominant men. There are lots of male psychopathic monsters…

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New Evidence Says High-Fat Diet Extends Life And Strength

Research Shows High-Fat Diet Extends Life And Strength

by Trina Wood-UC Davis

A high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but also improves physical strength, according to new…

Article continues here: Research Shows High-Fat Diet Extends Life And Strength


Is Margarine Actually Better For You Than Butter?

Is Margarine Actually Better For You Than Butter?

by Evangeline Mantzioris, University of South Australia

Only 20 years ago butter was the public villain – contributing to raised cholesterol levels and public concern over an…

Article continues here: Is Margarine Actually Better For You Than Butter?


The Menopause: Dreaded, Derided And Seldom Discussed

The Menopause: Dreaded, Derided And Seldom Discussed

by Isabel de Salis, University of Bristol

Women experience the menopause between the ages of around 45 and 55, but their experiences of this significant stage of…

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Powerful Men Have Tried To Silence Abused Women Since Medieval Times

Powerful Men Have Tried To Silence Abused Women Since Medieval Times

by Roberta Magnani, Swansea University

In the wake of the numerous accusations of sexual predation, the endemic issue of the harassment and abuse of women is…

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BBC's Carnage Imagines A Vegan Utopia Where Animals Live As Equals

BBC's Carnage Imagines A Vegan Utopia Where Animals Live As Equals

by Matthew Adams, University of Brighton

Will our grandchildren look back, 50 years from now, at a time when human beings ate other animals as one in which…

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Why The Clocks Changing Are Great For Your Brain

Why The Clocks Changing Are Great For Your Brain

by Angela Clow and Nina Smyth, University of Westminster

October is a dismal time of year. The clocks go back, which accelerates the onset of darker evenings and the “shorter…

Article continues here: Why The Clocks Changing Are Great For Your Brain


Are Red Skies At Night Really A Shepherd and Sailor's Delight?

Are Red Skies At Night Really A Shepherd and Sailor's Delight?

by Daniel Brown, Nottingham Trent University

Humans have always used simple observations of nature to try to understand our complex environment and even the wider…

Article continues here: Are Red Skies At Night Really A Shepherd and Sailor's Delight?


How To Soothe Yourself To Sleep

How To Soothe Yourself To Sleep

by Joanna Waloszek, University of Melbourne

Getting a good night of sleep can seem like the most effortless and natural thing in the world, but when we can’t fall…

Article continues here: How To Soothe Yourself To Sleep


Why #metoo Is An Impoverished Form Of Feminist Activism, Unlikely To Spark Social Change

Why #metoo Is An Impoverished Form Of Feminist Activism, Unlikely To Spark Social Change

by Jessica Megarry, University of Melbourne

Using the hashtag #metoo, thousands of women around the world have posted on social media sharing their stories of male…

Article continues here: Why #metoo Is An Impoverished Form Of Feminist Activism...


Life After Death: Americans Are Embracing New Ways To Leave Their Remains

Life After Death: Americans Are Embracing New Ways To Leave Their Remains

by Tanya D. Marsh, Wake Forest University

What do you want to happen to your remains after you die?For the past century, most Americans have accepted a limited…

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For Better Gut Bacteria, Eat More Oily Fish

For Better Gut Bacteria, Eat More Oily Fish

by Ana Valdes, University of Nottingham

Having lots of different types of bacteria in your gut has many health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes…

Article continues here: For Better Gut Bacteria, Eat More Oily Fish


Why Working With Buddies Can Improve Performance

Why Working With Buddies Can Improve Performance

by Nadira Faber, University of Oxford

We routinely work together with other people. Often, we try to achieve shared goals in groups, whether as a team of…

Article continues here: Why Working With Buddies Can Improve Performance


The Behavioral Economics Of An $1,800 IPhone

The Behavioral Economics Of An $1,800 IPhone

by Brendan Markey-Towler, The University of Queensland

The latest iPhone is going on pre-sale today for the eye-watering price of around A$1,800 for 256GB (approx $1400 US).…

Article continues here: The Behavioral Economics Of An $1,800 IPhone


Why Not To Use Technology As A Bargaining Chip With Your Kids

Why Not To Use Technology As A Bargaining Chip With Your Kids

by Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University

Do you take away your teenager’s phone to manage their behavior? Maybe when they arrive home late from a party or…

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How Climate Change Affects The Building Blocks For Health

How Climate Change Affects The Building Blocks For Health

by Alistair Woodward, University of Auckland

In August 2016, a third of the residents of the North Island township Havelock North fell acutely ill with…

Article continues here: How Climate Change Affects The Building Blocks For Health


What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About Grief

What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About Grief

by Alexus McLeod, University of Connecticut

November 2 is All Souls’ Day, when many Christians honor the dead. As much as we all know about the inevitability of…

Article continues here: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About Grief


Why Constantly Texting Your Friends About Problems May Be Increasing Your Anxiety

Why Constantly Texting Your Friends About Problems May Be Increasing Your Anxiety

by Danielle Einstein, Macquarie University

Our culture has changed immensely as a result of the smartphone. We can get reassurance for every doubt just by texting…

Article continues here: Why Constantly Texting Your Friends About Problems...


5 Claims About Coconut Oil Debunked

5 Claims About Coconut Oil Debunked

by Rosemary Stanton, UNSW

Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from…

Article continues here: 5 Claims About Coconut Oil Debunked


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How Has Air Quality Been Affected By The US Fracking Boom?

by Gunnar W. Schade, Texas A&M University

Urban air pollution in the U.S. has been decreasing near continuously since the 1970s.

Article continues here: How Has Air Quality Been Affected By Fracking...


8 Things You Need To Know About Poltergeists

8 Things You Need To Know About Poltergeists

by Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater, Manchester Metropolitan University

Halloween is the time of year when interest in the paranormal peaks and people celebrate all things supernatural. Of…

Article continues here: 8 Things You Need To Know About Poltergeists


How To Measure The Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware We Have

How To Measure The Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware We Have

by Kate Ratliff and Colin Smith, University of Florida

When most people think of bias, they imagine an intentional thought or action – for example, a conscious belief that…

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How Simple Nudges Can Increase Lifestyle Physical Activity

How Simple Nudges Can Increase Lifestyle Physical Activity

by Matthew Mclaughlin, University of Newcastle; et al

You’ve heard this before, right? Physical activity is good for your heart, your overall health – and, believe it or…

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How Trump's Media Tactics Echo Segregationist Strategies In Civil Rights Era

How Trump's Media Tactics Echo Segregationist Strategies In Civil Rights Era

by Scott Weightman, University of Leicester

When US President Donald Trump was confronted with the shocking events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017,…

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Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

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Pam YounghansThis weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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