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Defendant Offered Reduced Sentence for Empathetic Essay

A homeless man facing criminal charges was given a chance at redemption by looking at life through the perspective of the person he targeted. Harold Eugene ...


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Comedian Turns Snarky Reply into Generosity

As a veteran comedian and improv actor, Patton Oswalt is known to have a ready retort for anyone heckling or giving him grief. But one particular time, ...


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Matt Damon Regrets Talking More than Listening

During a January taping of NBC's The Today Show , Matt Damon expressed regret for some of the comments he made in response to the furor over sexual harassment ...


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Anton Chekhov's Story about a Man Looking for Comfort

Someone told me the other night about an Anton Chekhov story called "The Lament." It is a simple story about an old man who drives a horse and ...


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Teens Volunteer to Serve Those Who Die Alone

In January of 2016 NPR reported on a man named Mike Pojman, the assistant headmaster and senior adviser of Roxbury Latin Boys' School. Pojman was inspired ...


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Police Share Tea After Lonely Couple's Call

Year ago Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline performed a song together entitled, "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" It appears someone has.

"What else could we do but ...


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What Happened to Face-to-Face Conversations?

In a recent (2015) article in The New York Times, communications expert Sherry Turkle asks, "What has happened to face-to-face conversation in a world ...


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NYPD's Hostage Negotiator on Empathy

Lt. Jack Cambria has spent more than a decade talking people down from the ledge. Until his retirement in 2015, he was the commanding officer of the NYPD's ...


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Uber for Breakups

As this article explains, "You can now pay a stranger to end things with your significant other." The Atlantic explains The Breakup Shop's ...


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Special Suit Helps Students Empathize with Elderly

How do you train a 20-something medical school student to feel genuine empathy for senior citizens? Enter "The Age Man Suit." Consisting of ear-protectors ...


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