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One of Scalia’s final opinions will shorten some federal prison sentences

Hundreds if not thousands of federal prisoners are likely to have their sentences shortened — and in some cases get immediate release — due to one of the final opinions written by Justice Antonin Scalia.<p>Scalia’s little-noticed opinion focused on one phrase in federal law but has created uncertainty …

Criminal Sentencing

Research reveals what part of your body is Affected when you Feel Happiness and Shame

Emotion, in everyday speech, is any relatively brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or …

The Cause of Inner Emptiness

Inner Emptiness is never going to be filled by people, things, or activities. Discover the cause of inner emptiness and learn how to fill yourself from within.<p>Our society is filled with addictive ways to externally fill up inner emptiness. TV commercials are constantly playing to the millions of …

Spirituality

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford

28 Annoying Things That Cause Sudden Onset B*tchiness

When your mom asks you if you're sure you're still single.<p>Sudden Onset Bitchiness: when you go from smiling to completely pissed in two seconds flat, thanks to some asswipe.<p><b>1.</b> When your mom asks you if you're <i>sure</i> you're still single.<p><b>2.</b> When someone who ordered their drink <i>after</i> you at Starbucks goes …

Empathy vs. Sympathy

In 1855, Walt Whitman described his reaction to a person in pain in his poem “Song of Myself.”I do not ask a wounded person how he feels, I myself …

Edward Norton

Voices: Empathy for mother missing in #JusticeforHarambe crusade

A silverback gorilla belongs in the Cincinnati Zoo as much as a human being belongs in an African bird’s nest. But when a child got into that gorilla’s enclosure last weekend, and the animal was killed to protect the child’s life, we were suddenly arguing as if both sides had an equal say.<p>“The …

Habitats

Reflecting on Adolescence: How Stories Can Inspire Teen Empathy

When Georgia Gootee examines the journals she wrote as a 15-year-old, she sympathizes with her younger flailing self. “You can read through these …

Teaching

5 characters that demonstrate Todd Solondz’s unique approach to empathy

Don’t let anyone tell you Todd Solondz isn’t a humanist. Sure, his work is often vindictive, depressed, and nihilistic, but there’s more than meets …

What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Life And Leadership

Early one morning just a few weeks ago, I woke up with the intention of starting my day at the gym. But before I ever made it out of the house, I …

Talent Management

Mental Health Caregiving: 3 Ways to Understand Mental Exhaustion

Photo Credit: Stock Snap<p>Do you care for someone with a mental health condition? What about someone with several mental health conditions? Perhaps you …

I Attempted Suicide, but I'm So Glad That I Lived

After being raped at 14, I tried to take my own life. But a compassionate doctor saved me.<p>When I was 14, I was raped. Ten days after the assault, I attempted suicide.<p>It was not a cry for help or a confused accident. I had been suffering from depression and insomnia for years, and my parents brought …

Mental Health

I Don't Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety

There are many downsides to having social anxiety:<p>1) I constantly worry about what other people are thinking of me.<p>2) I second guess most of what I say, causing long pauses in conversations, fumbling over my words, and a generally quiet and shy nature.<p>3) I get anxious before social events with …

Self-help

Currant thinking: how a raisin can predict if your child will be clever

Children who can resist eating a raisin for 60 seconds are more likely to do better academically, a study suggests<p>It could be the simplest test of childhood aptitude ever invented.<p>Placing a raisin under a cup and warning a toddler not to eat it until instructed can predict how clever they will be …

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.<p>Career experts say it takes just <i>three seconds</i> for someone to determine whether they like you and want to do business with you.<p>Fortunately, you have some control over the way …

Psychology

A Guide To Parenting Your Spirited, Emotional, Or Difficult Child

My first child (who is now, blessedly, 20) was a horrifically colicky infant. She cried for basically the first eight months of her life. It was not a good time. After we both survived those eight months, she turned into a sweet toddler. She wasn't tantrum-y. If I said, "Don't touch that thing, …

Parenting

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

<b>Do You Love Someone With Depression?</b><p>If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a …

Comedians

9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Henry Ford supposedly said, "If you think you can't -- you can't. If you think you can -- you can." While that statement usually applies to reaching our goals or persevering in spite of the odds, we seldom consider it in context with aging. Yet, growing research shows that our view of aging has a …

Happiness

Veterans hope MDMA can cure their PTSD: “It’s hard to talk about because it’s the elephant in the room”

Salon talks to a leading activist pushing for legalizing marijuana, MDMA and ayahuasca to treat returning soldiers<p>Given the highly anticipated legalization of marijuana in several states, including New York in January 2016, some activists think it's high time that Americans also reconsider the use …

Depression

Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Why We Look at Pretty Faces

<b>Few visual impressions can be compared to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.</b><p>A …

Ways People Justify Staying in a Bad Marriage

No marriage is easy. Even the happiest couples have their issues. That said, there are countless men and women who are in marriages they know in their hearts have gotten really bad. Yet, they stay. Why?<p>I have always believed that people have the ability to talk themselves into or out of anything, …

Relationships

Baby Monitor Catches Toddler Singing Star Wars Music

(Video Link)<p>Jonathan H. Liu recently watched Star Wars with his kids. His toddler, who is 2 and a half, really enjoyed it--especially the Imperial …

Darth Vader

Female Betrayal: 3 Reasons Women Hurt Other Women

Several women in my life have betrayed me. From adolescence through adulthood I have had to overcome the intense feelings that come with being backstabbed and hurt by my own gender. During my elementary school years I was "dumped" by my best friend for another older and prettier girl. When I went …

Time I

After 24 Years of Parenthood, Only Four Things Matter

My 10-year-old son, my youngest, badly needs a haircut--and we just can't seem to get around to it.<p>I feel bad for him. He actually crossed the line between needing a haircut and needing barrettes quite a while ago. Add to that the fact that he is on a swim team, meaning that chlorine has turned his …

Three Exercises to Build Your Mental Toughness

We admire them. We are awestruck by them. And in many ways, we aspire to be like them. But what we often forget about people who are mentally tough …

Self-improvement

Why Feeling Pain is the Key to Happiness and Freedom

<b>“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” ~</b><b>Dalai Lama</b><p>I often ask myself what led me to that place of feeling like I didn’t …

Positive Thinking

Mom designs magical Disney Princess wigs for children with cancer

For many children who struggle with cancer, losing your hair can feel terrifying. While the process may not be physically painful, it can be …

Disney Princesses

See What Scientists Say Prince George Will Look Like As An Adult

PA/AP<p>Tim Graham—Getty Images<p>Tim Graham—Getty Images<p>John Redman—AP<p>Martin Cleaver—AP<p>Tim Graham—Getty Images<p>Julian Parker—Getty Images<p>PA/AP<p>Corbis<p>Tim …

Prince Harry

Teen just pranked parents, and it was really LOWE of him

It may be far from April Fools Day, but that doesn’t mean we here at Hello Giggles don’t appreciate a good practical joke at any time of the year. …

33 Dads Who Have This Whole Dad Thing Nailed Down

Fatherhood is a beautiful journey, especially for these clever dads who are so far past the finish line, it's nothing but a speck to them. Dads everywhere: This is how it's done.<p>1. This dad who knows how to send a clear message.<p>Dad security<p>2. This dad and his classic bun mixup.<p>3. This dad's …

Parenting