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Empathy makes us immoral, says a Yale psychologist

Empathy, in general, has an excellent reputation. But it leads us to make terrible decisions, according to Paul Bloom, psychology professor at Yale and author of <i>Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.</i> In fact, he argues, we would be far more moral if we had no empathy at all.<p>Though it …

Dan Rather On Why America Needs More Empathy

The culture of empathy I remember growing up during the Great Depression taught us that those who were suffering weren’t lazy or lacking the desire to do better — fate had the potential to slap any of us.<p><i>An excerpt from famed journalist Dan Rather's new book</i> What Unites Us: Reflections on …

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Microsoft's most ambitious bet is about to face a huge real-world test

Once viewed as an imperialist tech superpower, Microsoft is now considered a gentle giant willing to partner up with anyone and everyone.<p>From releasing more Android and iPhone apps, to making its flagship technologies available on competing platforms like Linux, Microsoft is much more open than it …

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The Simple Thing Women Can Do—but Aren't—to Prevent Getting Cervical Cancer | Women's Health

The reason why so many women skip out on the ob-gyn, among other M.D.'s, could be this: "Women are such wonderful caregivers to everyone else in their family that they often prioritize their own health last," says Sharyn N. Lewin, M.D., medical director, department of gynecological oncology at Holy …