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The Next Sexual Revolution: Why Today's Queer Teens Give Me Hope for the Future

Emily Pothast | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Pothast

The implications of a generation of kids who feel empowered to explore their own identities and desires with openness and self-acceptance rather than repression and self-loathing are nothing short of revolutionary.

We May Have Been Wrong About Autism And Empathy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science

Individuals with autism are often stereotyped as being socially disengaged and lacking in empathy, which has increased stigma against the disorder. Of...

Patience Is a Virtue Worth Developing

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

As I have grown older and gained more experience in life I have realized patience is one of the best virtues to have. Here are some ways how patience can become one of our greatest assets.

Why You Need a Coaching Habit: Say Less and Ask More Questions

Shawn Vanderhoven | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Shawn Vanderhoven

Coaching people is like cooking: recipes take us only so far. To figure things out, we have to chuck a few noodles against the wall to see what sticks.

What One Special Preschooler Can Teach Us About Kindness

Ken Budd | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Subways at rush-hour are unhappy places. Weary commuters slouch in tired clumps, pressed together like gummy bears in a bag, their blank expressions saying: I am in a dank, cramped, subterranean space; I am surly; I want to go home; do NOT attempt verbal communication.

The Best Charity Uses the Head, But It Can't Happen Without the Heart

Rachel Elizabeth Maley | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Rachel Elizabeth Maley

What is needed to convert warm glow givers to a more effective philanthropy is not a obliteration of their primary impetus to give, but an enhancement in understanding of what their gifts can accomplish when applied thoughtfully.

How Important Is It For Politicians To Have Empathy?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.23.2016 | Science

In a time of terrorist attacks, escalating racial tensions and violence, and outward bigotry against entire religious groups, it may seem like we need...

My Favorite Question My Husband Asks Me

Kate McCombs | Posted 02.07.2017 | Weddings
Kate McCombs

My absolute favorite question my husband asks me on a regular basis is, "Are you wanting empathy or a strategy right now?"

Empathy for the "Devil:" Exchanging Introspection for Outrospection

Lysa Heslov | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

It's hard to believe, but we are already almost three months into a new year. Did you make any resolutions for 2016? If so, you're not alone: each tim...

The 3 Types Of Empathy You Need To Strengthen Your Relationships

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.27.2016 | OWN

Empathy is a vital element of any successful relationship -- this we know. But what many don't realize about "empathy" is that it's not just one thing...

Three Magic Words: "Have a Heart."

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rep. Alan Grayson

One of the nice things about being a human being is that when you have a problem, you can appeal for help, and you'll often get it. People actually want to help people. (Unlike chimps, who have a very nasty attitude.)

The Third Era of Management and Why Empathy Means More Than Ever

Cameron Conaway | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Cameron Conaway

"Empathy is the quintessential skill for the 21st century workplace." -- Roman Krznaric *** Gray skies filled with the black noxious waves of smokesta...

Time to Embrace Moms and Dads of Challenging Kids

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

These kids in the margins with all the complicated labels -- they're growing in numbers. Every day. These parents need each of us, whether we have a challenging kid or not, to lift one another upward, with hearts woven together.

Just This Once

Pamela Boccia | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

The answer is always a resounding "No." When I start thinking "just this once" and the exasperation and annoyance creep into my tone, the answer -- not spoken, but in my children's actions -- is always "No."

Are You an Information Jerk?

Lydia Craig | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Lydia Craig

When it comes to knowledge, I'm torn. My librarian side wants everyone to read more, but my spiritual side believes moderation is key, and that too much of a good thing is just as unhealthy as nothing at all.

Forget Veggies! Science Shows Volunteering Is Healthier

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

For years, volunteers nationwide have been telling Points of Light that they are happier, healthier people as a result of making a difference in the l...

6 Tips For Supporting People In Grief

Carrie Doubts | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

In a perfect universe, everyone would be taught how to approach a grieving person with empathy and to think before they do or say something that may unintentionally add to their suffering

Why Most Americans Give Little or Nothing to Charity

David Briggs | Posted 03.02.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Forty-five percent of Americans, including nearly four in 10 who said a generous self-identity was important to them, actually gave no money to charity in the past year.

Italy, Bullying: When Another Young Girl Decides To Take Her LIfe

Christina Pacella | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Christina Pacella

Only a few weeks have gone by since Chiara, a twelve year old girl from Pordenone (Italy) decided to put an end to the bullying she had become a vict...

4 Leadership Lessons from Justin Trudeau

Alex Budak | Posted 02.29.2016 | Chicago
Alex Budak

The breakout star of last month's elite Davos gathering was, without a doubt, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

(Don't!) Stop Being So Sensitive

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

Today, my sensitivity isn't a hindrance, it's my guide: I write daily poetry on twitter, I paint, and I share my candid perspective in essays like this one and in my upcoming novel. I work with the homeless when I can, connect with other moms of special needs children, and spend a lot of time trying to parent from my gut. Sensitivity is a heavy burden -- because it's made of gold.

The Empathy Movement in K12 Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 02.25.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

On January 30, 2016, the super fun Design Camp SD took place in San Diego, California. It was organized by the spectacular and yet very humble Dr. Eri...

Why I Still Call Myself an Alcoholic

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Sarah Galla

I have not had a drink in over a decade. Yet, I still refer to myself as an alcoholic. An alcoholic in recovery, but nonetheless, an alcoholic. I am also many other things. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a yogi, and yes, even a huge Monopoly enthusiast.

Top 10 Traits of an Empath

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Orloff MD

Being an empath is a gift in my life but I had to learn to take care of myself. Empaths have special needs. It's important to honor yours and communicate them to loved ones.

The CHANGE Before the SOLUTION to Charleston's Tent City

Derek Snook | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Derek Snook

Roughly one hundred and fifty people now live in a tent city under the main interstate and entry to Charleston. Tent cities are nothing new to Charleston but the visibility of this one is.