Empathy

Carolyn Hax: A breach of funeral decorum threatens friendships

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I am introverted and can be a little socially awkward generally. My parents are the same, so this is partially my personality and partially that a lot of social customs weren’t modeled for me. I have a group of friends from college and they are</i> …

Lifestyle

Manchester attack survivor takes in daughter of friend killed, vowing not to 'let hate win'

A woman who survived the Manchester terror attack says she has taken in the daughter of her best friend, Wendy Fawell, who was killed in the …

UK News

I bolted from my wedding — but it was the bride’s fault

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> I recently called off my wedding less than a week beforehand. And everyone hates me now — my ex, her family, even my family has been …

Parenting

Kashmir militant’s funeral: Sabzar Bhat was believed to be close to Hizbul commander Burhan Wani

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was believed to be close to Hizbul Mujahideen commanders Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa.<p>On Sunday morning, the first day of Ramzan, an …

Pakistan

Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber’s CEO, has died in a boating accident

Travis Kalanick’s father Donald was seriously injured.<p>Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident, a company spokesperson said.<p>She was with her husband Donald, who has been seriously hurt in the incident.<p>There are no other details about the accident, …

Technology

A stand-in mum for an older child: Fostering kids who struggle to find a home

SINGAPORE: It was with some trepidation that Madam Noor Hayatee Nordin, agreed to care for a 12 year-old foster child in 2016.<p>“I had some …

Parenting

Bomb victim's family slams UK government

The video selected is not currently available.<p>The family of one of the Manchester bombing victims has called on the Government to 'open its …

Government (UK)

Four more gymnasts testify against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Four more former gymnasts testified in court on Friday that former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar penetrated …

Women's Sports

I get too involved in his disputes with his ex-wife

<i>Adapted from a recent online discussion.</i><p><b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My boyfriend is divorced and the relationship with the ex is contentious and bumpy. I struggle …

Relationships

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

NEENAH, Wis. - She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.<p>…

Veterans

Manitowoc suicide survivor: Pain a vicious thing

The downward spiral for Dianna Wallen began with a nasty fall in an airport.<p>About four years ago, the Manitowoc woman and her family were rushing to …

Mother's Day

Parents learn after teen daughter’s suicide that she was bullied

The parents of a 13-year-old girl say she was tormented online and at school prior to her committing suicide earlier this week – but school officials …

Parenting

Narcissist? Mindfulness might not improve your empathy after all

Mindfulness can be a life saver for one’s mental health.<p>How to get rid of heat rash - and what prickly heat feels like<p>It’s recommended by the …

Mindfulness

She really shouldn’t have done me this ‘favor’

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> If someone does something nice for you but it turned out to be more of a hassle or you didn’t appreciate the gesture, how do you …

Father of abuse victims Anthony Foster dies

• Two of us: Anthony and Chrissie Foster<p>Tributes are pouring in for Anthony Foster who became a tireless and high-profile advocate for child sexual …

Australian Labor Party

Slipknot/Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Opens Up On Being Sexually Assaulted & Past Suicide Attempt

An emotional appearance on a recent episode of <b>Viceland</b>‘s ‘<b>The Therapist</b>‘ saw <b>Slipknot</b>/<b>Stone Sour</b> frontman <b>Corey Taylor</b> bravely open up to psychologist …

Mental Health

Still Haunted After a Case Goes Cold

The night it happened he was outdoors. It was a syrupy thick summer evening in Brooklyn, abundant with promise. Bernard Sowells lingered near the front stoop of his rental home on Van Siclen Avenue in the East New York neighborhood. It had a metal fence and a smear of parched lawn. Neighbors …

Crime

California man who drugged, raped his sister jailed for 120 days in sentence likened to Brock Turner’s

Print<p>California judge William H. Follett has given a 20-year-old man probation and 240 days in county jail at half time, a sentence that has been …

Crime

A Rape Survivor Publicly Forgives Her Attacker

<i>Warning, this story contains content that may be triggering.</i><p>In 1996, 16-year-old Thordis Elva fell in love for the first time. Her new boyfriend was …

Good News

Neighbour from hell repeatedly played Stayin’ Alive and Sweet Dreams

A teenager has been fined £530 for playing Bee Gees’ hits Stayin’ Alive and Sweet Dreams at all hours of the day and night.<p>Shannon Lovatt, 19, had …

20 percent tip? Only if the waiter washes our car

<i>Adapted from a recent online discussion.</i><p><b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My daughter and son-in-law live an hour from us and we meet once a month or so at a midpoint …

Restaurants

East Vancouver murder victim's mom learns of shooting death from her son

Marlene Thistle was stopped at the side of the road outside Quesnel when she learned by phone that her daughter, Janice Nicole Bryant, had been …

Canadian News

'She was a lovely quiet, sensitive person': Final victim named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley

The final victim of the Manchester terror attack has been named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley from Halewood.<p>Megan Hurley's neighbours and friends have remembered a "gentle, unassuming" girl who loved her music and had a devilish sense of humour.<p>Local teenagers held a vigil for her last night, …

Good News

Chris Cornell's Wife Vicky Pens Emotional Open Letter to Her ''Soulmate'' Days After His Suicide

In a shocking turn of events, <b>Soundgarden</b>'s famed front man <b>Chris Cornell</b> was was pronounced dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. …

Celebrity News

Mother of three who was at Ariana Grande concert to pick up friend's daughter named as 12th victim of Manchester terror attack

A “truly wonderful” mother-of-three who was waiting for a friend’s daughter outside the Manchester Arena when the suicide bomber struck has been …

UK News

Chasing the Harvest: ‘It Used to Be Only Men That Did This Job’

<i>Gabriel Thompson | Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture | Voice of Witness / Verso Press | May 2017 | 22 minutes (6,254</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Teen who died in government care was 'invisible': Advocate

A report into the death of a teenager in government care is one of the saddest Alberta's child and youth advocate has ever had to write.

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Crime

HOW TO DO EFFECTIVE CONTENT MARKETING: USE EMPATHY

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>In 2015, branded content output climbed 35% per channel, but content engagement decreased by 17%. …

Digital Marketing

Mother of Manchester victim Saffie Rose Roussos fighting for her life in hospital

<b>The mother of the eight-year-old Manchester terror attack victim is fighting for her life in hospital and is unaware that her daughter has …

Manchester Arena