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Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

A Chance Encounter

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

Kayla wouldn't have normally been shopping at this particular grocery store, because it was known as the "ghetto location." It was nearing the Fourth...

'Please Empathize With Me, Doctor!'

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

We need to combine the science of medicine with its art and to get our doctors and our patients back in sync. Medical schools are finally beginning to recognize this and are revising their entrance test to place more emphasis on the social, not just the biological sciences. It is crucial that we make medicine more humane.

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

The Constant Struggle for Equality: 5 Ways to Be a Better Ally

Sean O'Toole | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Psychopaths May Be Immune To Contagious Yawning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Think you might be dating a psychopath? There are several telltale signs, including a tendency to lie, a charming but callous demeanor and an in...

Empathy Circles for Everyone

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

It's no secret that I spend a lot of time thinking about, practicing, and spreading empathy. Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization anchored my pra...

Why Teaching Kids To Be Racially Colorblind Is A Big Mistake

Ashley Trexler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Ashley Trexler

The way we explain race to our kids is not working. Why don't we just try telling them the truth: Color is a part of our lives. The color of our skin does matter. Here are three ways you can help your child embrace race -- not hide from it.

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

Our Parents' Level of Consciousness

Suza Scalora | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In this video, Eckhart Tolle and physical chemist Lothar Schäfer discuss that no one can act beyond their level of consciousness, including our parents.

Why Being an Empath Isn't Always a Good Thing

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer S. White

Because let's not forget that healthy emotional love does not have to involve needing to plug into others at the expense of remaining an independent source of light and love.

Imagine Opening Hearts With Dr. Charlotte, And So It Is!

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Dr. Charlotte Reznick seeks to open the hearts of children by healing the wounded with loving kindness.

9 Unique Ways to Express Empathy and Pay it Forward

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

If we were all more empathetic to other people's needs, then the world would be a better place. Yes, I know that sounds cliché, but I truly believe it's true. Sure, it's a vision of Utopia, but think about it.

Endangered Species: Sam, Cecil, and American Sympathy

Torraine Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

Political action is being taken to preserve the lives and punish the killers of African lions one month after Cecil's death while nothing is in place to preserve the lives of African-Americans after nearly five centuries of countless Black lives have been taken in far more brutal ways.

Why Reading A Book Is Good For Your Relationships

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for all you readers out there: Reading for pleasure has a lot of social benefits, according to a new report.  A poll of 4,000 UK adult...

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Unexpected Legacy of Cecil the Lion

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Let's honor those we mourn--animal and human--and the causes we hold dear by empathizing, strategizing and mobilizing. Let the killing of Cecil be a catalyst for moving all issues forward and not use it as an excuse to stay in the merry-go-around of anger, judgment and contempt.

Are We All a Bunch of Narcissists?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.

Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine

Allen Frances | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Someday, perhaps all of medicine will be reducible (like most things) to a set of algorithms and doctors will be replaced by computers. But we are still far from achieving anything approaching this level of technical omniscience and certainty. For the far foreseeable future, we need doctors who understand life and people, not just lab test readouts and scientific papers.

7 Reasons To Love Your Dog Like a Baby

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

You want a well-mannered dog. Really you do. But you worry that dog training will hurt the loving bond you share. Even the act of securing a leash and forcing your dog to walk in step feels cruel and restrictive. Dog training is okay for dogs but not for your baby.

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

 Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.  Psychologists ...

Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

It doesn't take much more than a quick glance at the news to conclude that the world is a mess. We are riddled with crises, crippled by corruption, an...