Empathy

Anderson Cooper Honors Brother Carter 29 Years After His Death by Suicide: ‘He Remains in My Heart’

Anderson Cooper is paying tribute to his late brother Carter Cooper, who died by suicide at age 23 in 1988.<p>The renowned journalist, 50, posted a …

Anderson Cooper

5-Year-Old Heart Transplant Patient Ari Schultz Has Died

The 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who captivated the Internet in March with his sweet reaction to news he’d be receiving a heart transplant has …

Medicine

How AI will teach us to have more empathy

“John, did you remember it’s your anniversary?”<p>This message did not appear in my inbox and Alexa didn’t say it aloud the other day. I do have reminders on Facebook , of course. Yet, there isn’t an AI powering my life decisions yet. Some day, AI will become more proactive, assistive, and much …

Artificial Intelligence

Ask Amy: Roommate uncomfortable with overnight visitor

<i>Dear Amy: My roommate is in her 60s and heterosexual. I am in my 30s and a lesbian.</i><p><i>Recently she informed me that she was going to be hosting a male companion for dinner, drinks and dancing. I had plans and asked her if she wanted me to sleep elsewhere or if she wanted to text me when he was gone.</i> …

Love

At the end of her life, my mother started seeing ghosts, and it freaked me out

Last summer, six months before my mother died, I walked into her bedroom, and she greeted me with tinny hello and a big smile. She then resumed a conversation with her mother — who had died in 1973. “Where are you?” Mom asked, as though Grandma, a onetime Fifth Avenue milliner, was on one of her …

Carolyn Hax: When the in-laws visit, an introvert fidgets

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: I live with my husband in a 750-square-foot apartment in an expensive city. I’m an introvert and I hate having houseguests for more than one or two nights, but my husband has made it clear that his family’s visits are priorities. When his sister</i> …

Introverts

Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

Maisha Joefield thought she was getting by pretty well as a young single mother in Brooklyn, splurging on her daughter, Deja, even though money was tight. When Deja was a baby, she bought her Luvs instead of generic diapers when she could. When her daughter got a little older, Ms. Joefield …

Crime

In former coal country, the working poor show open contempt for neighbors who seek handouts

Full screen<p>1/4 SLIDES © Linda Davidson/The Washington Post<p>2/4 SLIDES © Terrence McCoy/The Washington Post<p>3/4 SLIDES © Linda Davidson/The Washington …

This is what we can learn from Joseph Kony’s bodyguard

Five years after the #Kony2012 viral video attracted attention at the highest levels of governments around the world, international interest in Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) movement has significantly diminished. Yet the group remains active in Central Africa, and …

Africa

Pikangikum First Nation youth show strength, support in face of tragedy

Young people visit, haul water, mow lawns, 'fix what was broken' for families affected by suicide<p>A group of young people in Pikangikum First Nation …

Canada

What a despicable thing to say.

A 12-year-old girl who was impregnated after getting raped by an adult family member will be allowed to get an abortion after the Alabama Court of …

Rights & Freedoms

Jefferson University awarded $300K for project on empathy in dementia care

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awarded a $300,000 grant to Thomas Jefferson University to extend its year-old work with ARTZ Philadelphia to …

Philadelphia

Carolyn Hax: Why can’t he just say he’s sorry?

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My partner said something hurtful, which was not meant to hurt me but did. After I explained why it hurt and how I felt, he refused to …

Relationships

Black Motherhood and the Limits of Empathy

Although it has been months since the controversy over Dana Schutz’s painting, “Open Casket,” which depicted Emmett Till’s mutilated face after his …

Black History

USA Gymnastics names safe sport director amid abuse scandal | Miami Herald

USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization …

Gymnastics

Parents of bullied Polish teenager found hanged in school toilets storm out of inquest

The family of a bullied teenager have stormed out of her inquest after hearing no-one went looking for her until 90 minutes after she went …

Quincy Jones Sony & MJJ Productions Elder Abused My Pockets

<b>Quincy Jones</b> says he's the victim of elder abuse in his legal war over <b>Michael Jackson</b> royalties.<p>According to new docs filed in the case -- which went …

A Woman in R. Kelly's Inner Circle Describes Sexual Coercion and Control: 'It's Like Stockholm Syndrome'

Singer R. Kelly claimed to have “raised” one of his teenage sexual conscripts since the age of “14 or 15,” according to a sometime member of his …

R. Kelly

What Happens To People In Relationships With Narcissists

<i>By Lenora Thompson</i><p><i>Bizarre. Immature. Spoiled.</i> And “that” smirk that says, <i>“Oh</i><i>c’mon. It wasn’t that bad.</i><i>Your</i><i>[wife,</i><i>husband, father, mother, grandparent,</i> …

Canadian News

An Indonesian Childhood in Chains

Childhood should be a time of innocence, play, and learning. But 15-year-old Subekti spent his shackled to the floor of his family’s house in Serang, …

Mental Health

UX Designers: How to improve your empathy to be a better designer

10 ways to improve your empathy<p>Do you often hear the word <i>‘empathy’</i> at work?<p>Do you find that it gets thrown around too much in the world of design?<p>Do …

UX Design

Carolyn Hax: She asks men to step aside, because ‘ladies first’

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My mother frequently asks men to defer to her in situations where I feel that her requests are ridiculous.<p>For instance, at the grocery …

Parenting

Sexually abused children 'denied compensation'

<b>Child victims of sexual exploitation are being refused compensation from a government agency on the grounds they "consented", campaigners have said.</b><p>A coalition of charities including Barnardo's and Victim Support want an urgent review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority's …

Bracha Graber, Who Spurred Changes in New York Foster Care, Dies at 68

Bracha Graber, whose whistle-blowing over widespread fraud in New York City’s foster care bureaucracy in the 1990s was a catalyst for an overhaul of its practices, died on July 5 in Los Angeles. She was 68.<p>The cause was complications of lung cancer, her son Daniel said.<p>Ms. Graber, a midlevel city …

In Defense Of Empathy: Why You Should Try To Have More

Is it possible to run out of empathy?<p>That’s the question many are asking in the wake of the U.S. presidential election. Thousands have marched on …

Psychology

Carolyn Hax: PDA comment raises questions about being true to you

Adapted from a recent online <br>discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I have known “Sarah” for half my life. We are now in our late 20s. I came out to her as a lesbian two years ago and am dating someone.</i><p><i>Sarah is a conservative Christian, so I have made sure to be careful around her regarding our public displays</i> …

Relationships

Celebrating the life of Mardi Gras Indian Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward Jr.

Close<p>1 of 26<p>Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD<p>Mardi Gras Indians accompany the hearse Saturday, July 15, 2017, for the funeral of Isaac ìMr. …

Baton Rouge

Why are young Kyrgyz brides barely Stayin' Alive?

Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend’s abusive mother grates on girlfriend’s nerves

<i>Dear Carolyn: I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about 3 1 /2 years and we are moving in together. I’m 38 and he’s 35. Everyone in his family has been so welcoming to me and is happy we’re doing this.</i><p><i>His mother, though, is never nice to him. She’s always been nice to me, but he’s told me stories</i> …

Lifestyle

Carolyn Hax: A man discovers that he has a half sister. Should he reach out?

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My father passed away very suddenly several weeks ago. Though he had to cope with being a single dad my entire life — my mom died when I was a baby — he was the best dad any guy could ask for. He had a lot of relationships with women over the</i> …

Love