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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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MS Patients Helped Most by Helping Others

In a study of 132 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers formed two groups, one of people who met weekly to learn coping skills and another ...

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Research Shows Our Favorite Conversation Topic—Ourselves

If you're like most people, you have a clear, hands down favorite topic for most of your conversations—yourself. On average, people spend ...

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The Power of Community in an AA Group

Gordon MacDonald shares the following story about visiting a small group of men and women affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous. MacDonald said that he ...

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Family Shows Persistent Love to Hurting Couple

John Knight and Denise Knight were happily anticipating the birth of their first child, a son. They had already decided to name him Paul. But when Paul ...

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Judge Finds a New Way to Help Convicted Prostitutes

In 2008, Paul Herbert, a municipal court judge from Ohio, was using Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life to disciple his teenage daughters. One night, ...

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Father Learns to Enter the World of His Autistic Son

In an episode from the TV show Parenthood (season 1, episode 2), the characters Adam and Kristina Braverman have come to realize that there's something ...

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