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The Three Traits of Great Social Entrepreneurs

Alex Budak | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

There's a bad habit in the social entrepreneurship world where we put outstanding social entrepreneurs up on a pedestal -- these incredible demigods who have accomplished something us mere mortals can only dream of.

A Proposed Sea Change in Medical School Admissions: Humanism Was Lost With the Rise of Technology, But It's Time to Get It Back

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Science
Helen Riess, M.D.

It's that time of year when future doctors are applying to medical schools. More than ever, the prevailing wisdom of selecting students from the top of their classes, with the best scholastic grades and highest standardized test scores, is being challenged.

The Antidote to Terror: Global Empathy

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Education systems that systematically sort students into winners and losers based on narrow definitions of achievement contribute to an ever-worsening divide between social groups; this is exacerbated when those lines fall closely along ethnic divides.

Paris, Media Bashing & The Act of Mourning

Kuda Mangoma | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Kuda Mangoma

As the majority of the world mourns, suspicion permeates as to why some acts of atrocity, which occurred almost simultaneously as the attacks in Paris, aren't receiving the same collective grief that now cocoons France. 

Forgiving My Father

Elana Christiansen, LMFT | Posted 11.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elana Christiansen, LMFT

Forgiveness and gratitude go hand in hand for me. I share this in the spirit of the season. When my father says to me: Don't have as many children as...

Listening Our Way to Peace

Sharon Eakes | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

"The root of not listening is knowing. If I already know the truth, why do I need to listen to you?" -- Adam Kahane How do we listen? Nineteen coache...

The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

Bill Nye: Empathy Is Necessary For Human Survival

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Bill Nye, beloved "Science Guy" and recent bowtie designer, says that being able to emotionally relate to another human being is an evolutionary advan...

Why Empathy Is Key for Your Relationships

Jake Newfield | Posted 11.20.2016 | Business
Jake Newfield

Empathy is the most significant factor in building relationships. Whether it's with your best friend, teacher, coworker, or girlfriend, empathy is the most influential element in forming trust and building rapport with other people.

Paris vs. Beirut: A Balanced Look at Why Our Solidarity is Lopsided

Rosemary Pritzker | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Rosemary Pritzker

There's been a lot of talk about how horrible it is that we grieve for France when we're not similarly frenzied about Beirut and others. On the one hand, that argument is totally right. Yes, we should mourn the deaths of innocent people wherever they are, in a far more balanced way than we do. All lives are equal, and all innocent deaths are tragic.

Practice Peace

Donna Henes | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Donna Henes

One by one and all together we must learn and practice the ways of peace, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. We must put our spirit into action and be the change we seek -- in our hearts, in our homes, in our relationships and in our communities.

A Call for Solidarity

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 11.18.2016 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

Compassion allows us to express unlimited empathy for the victims and their loved ones and also permits us to free their spirits from being executed again by hatred and cruelty. We need to ask ourselves what series of events over the course of time led to this terrible situation.

Paris: Shifting the Heart of the Collective

Otto Scharmer | Posted 11.18.2016 | World
Otto Scharmer

The origins of the refugee and terrorist crises are in the massive direct and structural violence in the Middle East -- at which point the circle loops back to the Western countries and their continued complicity in these issues.

Terrorism Happens Worldwide. Why Do We Feel More Connected To Paris?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember September 11, 2001 in perfect detail, from the clothes I was wearing to the hum of the computer screens in our classroom. It's a scene that...

What Kind of World Do We Want to Live In? Let's Let the Future Know

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 11.14.2016 | Good News
Jenn Sutkowski

Photo caption: Just a little meditation for Paris. Like my drawing, my words are flawed, but putting our hearts in the right place has to count for so...

Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

Female Betrayal: 3 Reasons Women Hurt Other Women

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.11.2016 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Several women in my life have betrayed me. From adolescence through adulthood I have had to overcome the intense feelings that come with being backstabbed and hurt by my own gender. During my elementary school years I was "dumped" by my best friend for another older and prettier girl.

Chris Christie Video Shows That GOP Empathy Is Real -- And Limited

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

The famous video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talking about addiction is a sign of how much Republican Party attitudes toward vulnerable people h...

Reading the Humanities Promotes Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Capacity

David Brendel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
David Brendel

The implications of these ideas, and the opportunities they present for the business world, are profound. Reading and discussing great humanities texts can guide and encourage people to think in a more disciplined fashion about human experience and interaction.

Sympathy: What's Missing From Our Health Care System

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Not all doctors are bad. In fact, most of them are really amazing people, just like you, who are unable to take care of themselves because life's demands have taken over. Have some compassion for them while deciding to take more responsibility for your life and your health.

What Parenting Mindset Helps a Child With ADHD? 7 Tips to Secure your Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Rarely are the parents given guidance on how to handle their own feelings about their child's problems and actions and many parent-child arguments and conflicts ensue which only worsen the child's shame and confusion.

An Empathic Parents Guide to Getting Kids Off the F*&$#@! Screens

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Dr. Shelley Prevost

I'm not raising robots who simply do what I tell them to do. I want them to think for themselves and share their thoughts about the world with me. This is the template for how they will communicate with others long after they leave my house, and I want them to be able to stand their ground.

Humans Feel Empathy For Robots, Scientists Find

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

The ability to feel empathy toward others is supposed to be an innate human ability. But when we refer to "others," does that include robots? New rese...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Winsome Warriors -- Why Little Kids Love to Be Superheroes -- an Age of Healthy Narcissism

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I look with joy and curiosity at a little four year old who struts in his red and blue Superman outfit that covers his skin head to toe or stands proudly in his ranger togs that include a cap, shirt, trousers and even polished leather boots! He's not even getting ready for Halloween.