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Italy passes European treaty that tackles violence against women

Italy's lower house of parliament has ratified a landmark treaty aimed at combating violence against women.<p>The new government vowed to prioritise the …

Three Years In A Row, Australia Named Happiest Place By OECD

If you lived in Australia, you'd be much happier.<p>At least that's what you can glean from the latest Better Life Index issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which ranked Australia the world's happiest nation for a third year in a row.<p>Because we know you're wondering: …

Compassion is a trainable skill

<b>(Pan Xunbin via Shutterstock)</b><p>Study published in the journal Psychological Science shows that compassion and altruism are learnable<p>Tom Jacobs<p>May 28, 2013 8:15pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Can people be taught to act more altruistically? Newly published research, …

Facebook promises to crack down on hate speech after boycott campaign

Last week, the Everyday Sexism Project and other activists asked Facebook to address a long-standing issue: the proliferation of pages that celebrate beating, raping, or killing women. In addition to sending an open letter, the group embarked on an ambitious campaign to back up its words, urging …

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2 boys died within hours of each other after being pulled from Lake Michigan<p>Paul Manafort jury begins 3rd day of deliberations<p>IndyCar driver …