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Why Bookworms Make Great Companions

Have you ever included “avid reader” on your list of qualities that you are seeking from a partner?…Well, maybe you should. Research has suggested that readers, namely readers of fiction, make bett…

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How Empathy Can Make You Colder, Literally

Just looking at someone who appears to be cold is enough to make us begin feeling cold ourselves, according to a University of Sussex study. Have you ever been stuck outside on a sweltering, muggy …

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The Power of Empathy

I was always a sensitive kid growing up. My brother called me a “drama queen” and I have to admit I did have a flair for the dramatic. But in truth my sensitivity came, as it does for most children, f…

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The Art of Receiving

Everything in the universe is made from energy— subatomic particles. Including this page. The subatomic world of energy creates the home you live in, the car you drive and the clothes you’re wearin…

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Does Your Dog Empathize with You?

By Maria Goodavage for Dogster Magazine In my book Soldier Dogs, I describe a magnificent military dog named Rex. He was big and looked fierce, but in reality he was a gentle giant. He had failed t…

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Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Dogs may empathize with humans more than any other animal, including humans themselves, several new studies suggest. The latest research, published in the j…

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Emotion, Empathy, and Glasses

Yesterday, I read this fascinating article in Good Magazine about a pair of glasses being designed by researchers that would amplify the ability of a doctor or nurse to detect slight changes in the hu…

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Women Are Happier When Men Feel Their Pain

Confession: sometimes I have hard time letting a relationship quarrel go. I don't hold a grudge, exactly...but I do sometimes prolong disagreements to make sure I'm being heard and understood. Of cour…

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Life After the Affair

  Earlier: Recovering From an Affair "The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” — Robert Louis Stevenson There is no bigger paradigm shift that a relationship experiences than …

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Where Is the Love?

I’m sitting at LAX waiting to fly from LA to San Francisco, and across from me, a man is talking on the phone and weeping.  He is holding his face in both hands, full on sobbing, chest heaving, gu…

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