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43rd edition of the United Nations Inter- Agency Games: Reviving the Olympic values and strengthening team building and spirit

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.

The Upside of the Downside (Some Thoughts About Depression)

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

When you've been to the bottom of the well, you can show others the way back out. Maybe that's what it's all about.

Should You Punish Your Child for Their Bad Behavior? Use Parental Intelligence to Find Out

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parental Intelligence is a concept that teaches parents how to become "meaning-makers." That is, they learn to find the meaning behind their child's puzzling behavior by following five steps that lead to understanding and problem solving.

Leaders Must Understand and Empathize With People's Needs to Defeat Radical Fear- and Anger-Mongering

Reiner Lomb | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Reiner Lomb

People's anger and frustration, both in the U.S. and around the world, has reached a critical point.

For a Productive Discussion, Voters Must Fight the Impulse to Do Harm

Michael Shammas | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The point is simple: Elections are important. How can we debate the 2016 election in a way that recognizes that gravity? To me, improving our discourse means rising above "the impulse to do harm," which is something humans naturally feel after being slighted.

In Sickness and in Health: Practical Tools That Take Care of the Caretaker

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As partners, when we discover and commit to who we truly are, our lives take on new meaning as love and joy are our natural states.

Social Shares Aren't Enough to Change the World

David M Kirby | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
David M Kirby

News coverage at any level is often fleeting, and our global attention span shifts to the next tragedy before anything is accomplished. These experiences always remind me of one simple truth: Empathy is good, but action is better.

A Key Ingredient In Tylenol Might Reduce Empathetic Response

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Acetaminophen -- an active ingredient in Tylenol and other painkillers -- can help numb your aches and pains, but a new study found it could also affe...

Four Ways to Create a Giver Culture at Work

Great Work Cultures | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Image credit: Trifon Kolev Imagine coming to work each morning feeling cared for and supported as a professional—and as a human being. When you nee...

7 Practical Tips for Increasing Empathy

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

We have something in common with rats that may surprise you. Those scurrying little (sometimes large) rodents ruling garbage cans across the world are actually capable of empathy, just like humans.

Exercise Empathy

Rupa Mehta | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I promise once you've taken the time to ask and analyze your approach to empathy and how you practice it, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and how to navigate relationships with others.

How Empathy Can Change Your Life, According To Science

Happify | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

It's time to show off your compassionate side. Practicing empathy can do a world of good. It allows you see someone else's perspective -- and that cou...

Empathy: One of the Keys to My Business Success

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Empathy. It's one of the biggest things to which I attribute my success. It's the reason I believe that I am one of the great salespeople out there. What a lot of people don't understand about empathy is that it's not just about being caring, but it's also the ability to understand people.

Leaving Behind "Methadone Mile"

Sandro Galea | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandro Galea

A video report released last week by WCVB portrays "methadone mile"--the stretch of road in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, where the effects ...

My Inability to Make Eye Contact Does Not Need to Be 'Fixed'

The Establishment | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

A lack of eye contact isn't a sign that a person lacks attention, empathy, or care; there are better and more effective ways of gauging these qualities in a person. Just because I can't hold your gaze doesn't mean I have a problem. But it's time to confront the fact that our culture does.

I Feel Your Pain: The Power of Witness in Group Support

Elisa Friedlander | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Elisa Friedlander

The gatherings continue to be an integral part of my pain management plan. It doesn't stop the hurting or help me regain mobility, but it's high on my list of things that renew me, which is a key element of the coping process. Few things compare to the power of witness.

What Do Mothers Really Want?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Some adults and children go all out on Mother's Day. Flowers, candy, jewelry, special clothes, expensive pocket books, unique books--whatever are mothers' favorite things are bought and presented with acclaim.

The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

Matthew Fray | Posted 04.27.2016 | Divorce
Matthew Fray

First, we learn it's a thing. We wake up. We become aware of the water we constantly swim in. We learn what empathy actually is.

Everyone Has a Story

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I'm sitting in the airport terminal with my husband and three kids, all of whom are anxiously awaiting our Disney vacation. We've only had this adventure scheduled for eight months and have been counting down with my phone app. Don't think we weren't happy when we hit single digits.

The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Arts
Eva Lesko Natiello

As I read stories written about Prince since his untimely death, I realize there are some loud messages he's left us to ponder. One of the most crucial is: it's okay to be different. In fact, it's not just okay. It's important, necessary, vital even.

Empathy and an Eyebrow Wax

Rachel Drucker | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Rachel Drucker

I remember one night at summer camp when my counselors sat us in a circle and asked us each to share a "physical scar" and "emotional scar" that made an impact on our lives forever. Twenty minutes later, our entire bunk of prepubescent sixth grade girls was sobbing uncontrollably.

Muted Joy: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh Again

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Mom's hearty laugh and gentle voice didn't just lead me to the stage; it lead me back to love, life, and heart-healing laughter.

Our Children, the Superheroes

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Despite the wide range of parenting styles that parents modify to meet the needs of their families, there seems to be a common set of core values that most parents want to instill in their children: kindness and empathy for others. When young children reveal these attributes, parents are proud.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Why Compassion?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

When we ignore such an inventory, we run the risk of citing platitudes allegedly bringing meaning and depth to our lives. We know what we believe but we don't know why. And when the why becomes increasingly obscure, so does the lived experience of the principle we hold to be true