It's Not Just Chromosomes That Help Determine The Sex Of A Baby

It's Not Just Chromosomes That Help Determine The Sex Of A Baby

Kristien Boelaert, University of Birmingham
Words matter when talking about COVID-19
by Ruth Derksen, PhD, Philosophy of Language, Faculty of Applied Science, Emeritus, University of British Columbia
So much has been said and written about the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been flooded with metaphors,…
How Many Miracles Do You Get?
by Alan Cohen
A coaching client reported that years ago when she became pregnant, her doctors told her that the…
Conscious Communication: Not Reacting from a Fear-Based Mentality
by Nicolya Christi
As human beings, the greatest gift we have at our disposal can also be the greatest weapon—words.…
Feeling Stressed? Nine Emotional-Wellness Methods to Achieve Well-Being
by Captain Dan Willis
Feeling stressed? The nine emotional-wellness methods that follow will assist you in maintaining…


How Beet Juice Strengthens You After Heart Failure
by InnerSelf Staff
Drinking concentrated beet juice, which is high in nitrates, increases muscle power in patients…
Are E-cigarettes As Bad For Your Teeth and Gums As Regular Cigarettes?
by Karen Black, University of Rochester
Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.
How To Guard Your Career Against Rapid Technological Change
by Rob Livingstone, University of Technology, Sydney
Disruptive technologies are nothing new. From the development of steam power in the early 1800s to…
When The Power Grid Goes Out, Can Solar Power Your Home?
by Will Gorman et al
In many disaster- and outage-prone areas, people are starting to ask whether investing in rooftop…


The Connected Community—Not So Wild a Dream!
by Cormac Russell and John McKnight
Each time we go out of our way to encourage, support, share, and enjoy a neighbor, we are putting…
Can Wealth Protect You from Climate Change?
by Hannah Della Bosca
While the days of overt climate denial are mostly over, there’s a distinct form of denial emerging…
USA Playing A Game of Chicken with the Debt-Ceiling?
by Steven Pressman
Republicans and Democrats are again playing a game of chicken over the U.S. debt ceiling – with the…
How Archaeology Can Be Exciting as Well as Useful
by Shadreck Chirikure
Studying the past, through what people leave behind, can offer insights into some of the world’s…


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Moments of Stillness
by Marlise Karlin
February 8, 2023 - An integral way of reclaiming your innate power is by attuning to the…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Choose Your Focus
by Greg S Reid
February 7, 2023 - Remember this: whether it’s a weed in the garden, a dream, desire—or…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: A Peaceful Perspective
by Marie T. Russell,
February 6, 2023 - When we maintain a peaceful perspective, things flow much more…
InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Tell Yourself "I Love You"
by Hal Mathew
February 5, 2023 - I want you to look deeply and fondly at the person in your mirror, and…


a wide-eyed cat hiding under a rug

The US Debt-Ceiling Debate Is Nonsense

Robert Jennings,
How to Live beyond Hope and Despair
by Robert Jennings,
What does it mean to have hope? For some it means faith in a higher power. For most, I think,…
How To Save Money Ordering Online
by Robert Jennings,
Most people are aware that prices change. However I wonder if people are aware how often they…
Is Your Optimism Defeating You?
by Robert Jennings,
If left to whim, we will mostly be driven by our biases and we have lots of them. One that most of…
You Are Being Deceived and Distracted
by Robert Jennings,
We live in a era ripe with political polarization, disagreement and anger towards each other. It is…


What Happens to Our Data When We No Longer Use a Social…
by Katie Mackinnon
The internet plays a central role in our lives. I — and many others…
Coronaphobia: A New Epidemic of Isolation
by Barry Vissell
Coronaphobia is a real word. Researchers coined this term in December…
Storytelling Allows Elders to Transfer Values and Meaning…
by Mary Ann McColl
Repeated storytelling is a key method for elders to communicate what…
Placebos Reduce Feelings of Guilt – Even When People Know…
by Jeremy Howick
Guilt is a double-edged sword. It can be a reminder to improve and a…
Emotional ‘Blunting’ and Antidepressants – What Is…
by Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian et al
We know that depressed patients commonly report “emotional blunting”…
4 Consequences of El Niño Returning in 2023
by Paloma Trascasa-Castro
Every two to seven years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean gets up to 3°C…
Everybody Eats Earth in Some Way or Another
by Ran Knishinsky
There are many reasons why so many people of different ages,…
How Beavers and Oysters Are Helping Restore Ecosystems
by Daniel Merino and Nehal El-Hadi
Whether you are looking at tropical forests in Brazil, grasslands in…
How Archaeology Can Be Exciting as Well as Useful
by Shadreck Chirikure
Studying the past, through what people leave behind, can offer…
Democracy & Activism
We Are All A Bit Brainwashed About Politics

We Are All A Bit Brainwashed About Politics

Nick Prevenas, University of Arizona
Environment & Climate
Some Tropical Butterflies Are Picky Eaters

Some Tropical Butterflies Are Picky Eaters

National University of Singapore
How Much Plastic Does It Take To Kill A Turtle?
by Britta Denise Hardesty, Chris Wilcox, Kathy Ann Townsend and Qamar Schuyler

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