Developing empathy allows us to identify our shared humanity. Roots of Empathy was born to draw the curtain on cruelty and build a bridge which connects us to one another, to our shared feelings.
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Oren Harman's The Price of Altruism (Norton, 2010) is about the "puzzle," "riddle," or "mystery" of altruism. In reviewing it for the NYT, it struck m...
I recently asked Lisa Riggin, a senior writer for Hallmark, to answer some questions about her work and discuss that human connection we strive to make in trying times.
Do we see children just as future breadwinners who will support us in our old age? Or do we see them as people who will lead us to a higher moral level of civilization?
I am no Punxsutawney Phil, but I did see my shadow today and, I hate to tell you, it is human! We, animals, are often said to be like humans in our bodies, but very unlike them in our minds -- is that so?
"Is love, sweet love..." is how the 1965 Hal David/Burt Bacharach song put it. It's an idea that is coming around again.
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