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Compassion

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

5 Essential Elements For Staying Present

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Before even attempting to do any practice it's important to understand that your practice is not a performance. Each practice doesn't need to be evaluated about whether it was a "good" meditation or a "bad" meditation.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Exchange Religion for Faith

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We can't own the truth. No particular tribe has a patent on it. It hovers somewhere out there in the middle, between all the oppositions that bedevil our societies right now.

WATCH: There Are More Kind People On The Subway Than We Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

Charidy, the organization which blew up the Sleeping Stranger Subway picture last week, is at it again with a video that may tug at your heartstrings ...

Making Good Use of Your Suffering

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

While it's true that everything is impermanent, sometimes to really move on, we need to take the time and space to be fully present with our suffering.

Last Minute Itis: Are Our Smartphones Turning Us Into Ill-Mannered Cads?

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nancy Colier

We leave our lives forever loose, with the option always present that if something better comes up or we change our mind, we're out. We live in a constant state of "we'll see."

9 Steps To Self-Acceptance

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sharing love is the most fulfilling experience in life, but you need to be filled with love in order to have love to share. Learning to love yourself is what fills you with love.

Homelessness: Does a Dollar Make a Difference?

Christine Schanes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christine Schanes

While we will truly never know whether or not our financial gifts can help homeless people become housed, we can be sure of one thing -- giving to a homeless person always makes a difference for the better for us.

Raising a Compassionate Child

Stephanie Jelley | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Stephanie Jelley

Motherhood is a clear path to compassion and I imagine fatherhood is no different. Setting limits and saying "no" to our children is compassionate -- it helps them organize and manage the world and motherhood provides many opportunities to say "no."

Fear, Failure and Being a Real Man

Gerit Quealy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Jimmie Briggs stepped forward into the light yesterday, and brought all the souls in that room with him. We learned what is it to be a real man. What it is to be women. What it is to lead, to collaborate, to support.

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

Feline Frenzy Goes Beyond YouTube Videos -- to Animal Control Agencies

Becky Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

There's no reason to wait another day. Our conference speakers may not wear fuzzy cat ears but are just as passionate about cats as the Internet Cat Video festivalgoers, will show attendees the way.

Humans of The World

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.

Compassion, Integrity and our 'AHA!' Moments

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Chloe created a vegetarian club at her school and continues to improve it. She explains, 'you can't be a good activist if you can't learn from your mistakes.' Chloe's passion is helping other youth show their compassion for animals and for the planet.

The Art of Suffering Is Love

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Chade-Meng Tan

Compassion arises from understanding of suffering. When compassion dominates the mind, suffering naturally fades away.

Compassion and Resilience

David DeSteno | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

Compassion is a state to be cultivated. The ability to foster social bonds through aiding others, though taking effort in the short term, is what makes us, both as individuals and as societies, more resilient in the long term.

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 ...

{buddha doodle} Send Goodness

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.28.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why We Don't Care About Syria

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

'We fear you are forgetting us.' This is what Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her father, told me last week. I was visiting refugees in the Jordanian city of Irbid and spent time with a group of children attending a school supported by World Vision.

Does Studying Economics Breed Greed?

Adam Grant | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

To figure out whether economics education can shift people in the selfish direction, we need to track beliefs and behaviors over time -- or randomly assign them to economics exposure. Here's what the evidence shows.

We've Got to Stop Making Excuses! Here's How

Erin Cox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I am adopting my husband's "no excuse" line of thinking. I f*#ked up? Didn't meet a deadline? Didn't meet a goal? I know the reasons, but I need to stop letting them be my excuses.

The Signs We Wear

Sandra Walker | Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents
Sandra Walker

I walk with the understanding and belief that everyone has baggage, everyone has secrets, everyone has pain, everyone has been hurt.

An Afternoon With the Dalai Lama: Can a Secular Ethic Unite Us?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In using the phrase "secular ethics" as a goal, the Dalai Lama makes clear that his definition of "secular" is not our typical Western understanding as nonreligious, rather it intends to be inclusive of all approaches, nonreligious and religious; it transcends our concepts of religion.