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Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

By Lisa Bennett | April 17, 2014

What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.

 
  

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Teach Compassion: Ashok Gadgil

By Ashok Gadgil | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: Brian Bordainick

By Brian Bordainick | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: Carolyn Zahn-Waxler

By Carolyn Zahn-Waxler | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: James Doty

By James Doty | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: Lily Gordon

By Lily Gordon | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: Shabnam Aggarwal

By Shabnam Aggarwal | June 11, 2011
 

Teach Compassion: Elle McDougald

By Elle McDougald | June 11, 2011
 

Can People Change?

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 11, 2011
 
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Gratitude Journal: Celebrating Birthdays and Families

By Janine Kovac | June 10, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Older Men Are More Helpful Men

By Na'amah Razon, Neha John-Henderson | June 10, 2011

Summaries of new research on why the world's poor are happier than you think, how men become more helpful as they age, and the benefits of bringing work home.

 

Inspiration for Parents

By Christine Carter | June 9, 2011

Everyday things that make my heart soar.

 

Be Positive, Not Productive

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 9, 2011
 

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

By Jason Marsh | June 9, 2011

A new study suggests EI can be used for evil as well as good.

 
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From Evil to Empathy

By Jill Suttie | June 7, 2011

A review of The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.

 

Tuesday Tip: Unplug

By Christine Carter | June 7, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

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