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Altruism

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

U.S. "vs." China in Africa: A Message to President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang: you don't need to be so competitive because you're not actually competing. A more formal collaborative approach could be in your mutual interest.

Regular People Who Changed The World, And How You Can Too

National Geographic | Simon Worrall and Heather Dune Macadam | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

In their first best-selling book, Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a New York Times columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who togethe...

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.

Altruism in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The staff didn't have any idea about what I would ask and none of them were present for the interviews of the others. One by one, they revealed their passion for their work. More miraculously, they discovered during our conversations that they, themselves, had changed.

How to Be Healthy By Helping Others

Max Ogles | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Max Ogles

I admitted before that I'm an optimist. I really believe that most of us find at least some motivation in the desire to help others. The desire is so strong that we can often find that we help ourselves by helping others.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

3 Things You Should Avoid This Ramadan To Make It More Spiritually Meaningful

Ro Waseem | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Ro Waseem

It would be great if every Muslim tried to make a conscious effort in changing some part of their personality that needs to be improved during Ramadan, but this, unfortunately, is not the case.

What If Your Performance Depended On Making People Smile?

Jeremy M. Simon | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy M. Simon

What if your class grade depended on making people smile? MBA students in Marketing Professor Raj Raghunathan's "Creativity and Leadership" class at The University of Texas at Austin recently put their ability to spread happiness to the test, as part of a project that involved "altruistic pranks" -- creative and unexpected acts of kindness directed toward strangers.

Emily Thomas

These Three Things Will Get You Free Pizza

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

Every day, people with problems big and small seek help from social media sites. Some people seek organ donors. Others ask for baby name submissions. ...

10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change The World

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rainesford Alexandra

What's the thing that lingers on your heart -- that you just can't stop daydreaming about? Do the thing you would do if you could do anything. It's called your passion. And it's what you should be doing.

Amplifiers and Inhibitors of Compassion in Organizations

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

CompassionLab's Monica Worline, Ph.D., presented a summary of CompassionLab to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue devoted to the topic of compa...

The Surprising Thing That Could Make You More Altruistic

Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living

High levels of well-being in a city or region aren't just good for the health and happiness of the residents. A new Psychological Science study sugges...

Extraordinary Altruism: Who Gives a Kidney to a Stranger?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Making a living kidney donation is not risk-free, which is why it's called extraordinary altruism. Fewer than one in 10,000 people take such a step, so it's been almost impossible to study the social and psychological precursors of this action. Until now.

Acts of Holiday Kindness

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Good News
Dawn Gluskin

To gain some perspective on holiday giving, I reached out to a couple of kindness gurus for their take on the gooey heartwarming goodness of the season.

The Wisdom of Altruism

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There are increasing signs that selfishness is winning out over altruism in this society. The trend isn't hidden. The backlash over Obamacare comes do...

How and Why to Give This Holiday Season

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Debbie Gisonni

Many non-profits can only survive through volunteerism. Your time is a precious commodity to them. If you can't give money, give an hour or one day a month. If you're out of work, you might even find a new passion or connection.

The Secret to Making a Difference

Mike Liguori | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

Difference is a big word and the act of service is beneficial. It does not require an immense amount of energy and rather than talk about the need to make the positive impact, we need to focus on our allotment of personal time.

Naïve Altruism in Science? Five Traits of Altruistic Academics

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Michelle Kelly-Irving

In academia, as in most spheres of life, you come across overly competitive and self-serving individuals. However, the majority of my experiences have been positive. So what are the traits of these altruistic academics?

Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist!

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

I doubt my parents had ever heard of the word philanthropy. Yet, there they were fully immersed in a lifetime of philanthropic activities, sharing their time, talents and meager financial resources with the community of which they were an integral part.

The Story Behind This Photo Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

In a world where two men were insensitive enough to dress up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman for a Halloween party, and a black college student...

If We Could All Tap Into This Quality (Which We Can), The World Would Be A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

In the so-called age of narcissism, it's been said that empathy is declining -- and some research has shown that social media is causing us to become ...

Is It Rational to Be Selfish

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

The take-home message from this body of research is this: What counts as a fair transaction depends in large part on perceived relative social status -- where the parties stand in their perceived hierarchy and how they believe they got there.

We Weren't Born Selfish

Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

ALTRUISM – Forget everything you have been taught, because Matthieu Ricard is here to teach you a new way of interpreting the human being. A French ...