Empathy

McKayla Maroney is facing a $100,000 fine for speaking up about her sexual assault

But Chrissy Teigen wants to make sure the gold medalist won't have to pay a cent of it.<p>In 2016, Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was among the …

Liberal View

Sex abuse victim: Ex-gymnastics doctor 'fractured' my family

Kyle Stephens spoke at the sentencing hearing for disgraced Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Carolyn Hax: Was moving while pregnant a big mistake?

(Click here if you are having trouble viewing the video on your mobile device.)<p><b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> I’m 27 weeks pregnant and just moved to a new city for a …

Advice

'How dare you': Women address Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearing

LANSING, Mich. — Their remarks are both brutal and triumphant.<p>On the first morning of Larry Nassar’s four-day sentencing hearing, 14 women and girls spoke, sharing their pain and anguish after being sexually abused. They included Kyle Stephens, the woman Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting …

Crime

How to talk to kids about sexual abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a typical PTA meeting at my daughters' elementary school with talk of budgets, fundraisers and the upcoming school calendar, until a guest speaker stood up to talk, shattering the banality of the meeting with a story no parent wants to hear.<p>Jill Starishevsky, a New York City …

Parenting

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long term care

Jim Wark lived in long term care for 6 years<p>The family of a man who lived in long term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to …

Long-Term Care

Victim emotionally confronts Nassar in court

Kyle Stephens emotionally confronts former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar during his criminal sentencing, calling him a "repulsive liar."

Justice

Controversial exhibition of rape survivors' clothes hopes to end victim blaming

A harrowing exhibition in the Molenbeek district of Brussels has recreated the outfits rape survivors were wearing when they were attacked, in a bid to challenge one of the most 'pervasive rape culture myths'.<p>Among the 18 outfits featured in the exhibition is a tiny My Little Pony t-shirt that …

Feminism

Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 17, 2018 02:09 AM | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 …

Assault Survivors Confront Larry Nassar: You’re a ‘Repulsive Liar’

Former gymnastics sports doctor and convicted child molester Larry Nassar on Tuesday heard the impact statements of the nearly 100 women and girls …

Dear Abby: Neighbor wants to reach out after death of young mother

<b>Here are our editor's picks of the best advice from Dear Abby:</b><p>Dear Abby: Wife wants out of husband's fling in swinging lifestyle<p>Dear Abby: Alcoholic husband cruel toward cat<p>Dear Abby: Wife treated like a queen longs for simple snuggling<p><b></b>Dear Abby: Fetish spurs man to badger his wife into smoking …

Divorce

Carolyn Hax: My 15-year-old just told me she’s pregnant

(Click here if you are having trouble viewing the video on your mobile device.)<p><b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> I’m literally shaking as I type this. My 15-year-old …

Advice

Understanding Grief

Although many of us are able to speak frankly about death, we still have a lot to learn about dealing wisely with its aftermath: grief, the natural reaction to loss of a loved one.<p>Relatively few of us know what to say or do that can be truly helpful to a relative, friend or acquaintance who is …

Psychology

12 Children's Books about Empathy

I’d love to share some of my best material with you. This ebook is chock-full of practical tips and advice on how to feel less overwhelmed and better …

Children's Books

Ex-Football coach Barry Bennell 'told alleged sexual abuse victim his cancer battle was payback'

Former football coach Barry Bennell described himself having cancer as "payback" in a Facebook message sent to one of his alleged victims, a court …

Crime

Mother 'devastated' after sudden death of son (15) who was hit by flu-like symptoms

A mother says her heart has been "broken into a million pieces" in the wake of her 15-year-old son's sudden death after suffering flu-like symptoms.

News (Ireland)

Ombudsman backs call to end time limits in sex assault cases

Roger Lessard was sitting in his home office last month when an email appeared on his computer screen.“Your complaint concerning Quebec’s justice …

Quebec

Schoolgirl receives death-threats from bullies using ‘cyber-bullying’ app

<b>A schoolgirl is warning others to be aware of an app that has allowed bullies to comment vile death threats anonymously on her social media …

Social Media

Friend of Amy 'Dolly' Everett targeted by online trolls just days after teen model took her own life over taunts from cyber bullies

A friend of tragic Amy 'Dolly' Everett has been targeted by online trolls - just days after the teen model took her own life over taunts from cyber …

She can’t stop judging boyfriend’s ‘aromantic’ daughter

<b>Dear Carolyn:</b> I’ve been dating a wonderful man, “Len,” for a few months now and it’s been really great. We have a lot in common — we’re both …

Detroit

'He will live on through me': son of crash victim

Dale Jardine had a special place in his heart for four-legged creatures of all kinds.<p>His son Matt Jardine, 30, said while he was growing up, his …

Marcia Frederick, first U.S. Gymnastics world champion, shares story of abuse

FALL RIVER, Mass. — There is a weariness in her eyes and voice, the first hints of a woman worn down by the decades.<p>“I’m beat,” she said. …

Olympics

Days of Our Lives Review: Lani's Big Lie

I was thrilled that JJ finally had a real storyline and doubly thrilled that he was going to get the therapy he's needed since he returned to Salem …

3 Simple Ways to Increase Empathy at Work

Empathy is a great way to climb the career ladder.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>If you want to move up the career ladder, it is not enough to have great technical abilities or know how -- you need to have personal skills as well. Think about a manager who is great at …

Psychology

The Limits of Empathy

<b>On March 10, 1876,</b> Alexander Graham Bell became the first person to transmit clear speech over telephone wires. “Mr. Watson, come here–I want to see …

Virtual Reality

Feeling vulnerable and lost in retirement

<b>Dear Carolyn:</b> I retired over a year ago from a fairly high-powered job that gave me worldwide recognition in my field. The decision to retire (in my …

Detroit

The relationship between music and empathy

Broadcast:Thursday 9 August 2012 10:25AM (view full episode)<p>New research suggests that making music in groups is a great way to develop a sense of …

Education

'Losing too many precious kids': Parents of boy who died by suicide call for national anti-bullying laws

The suicide of 14-year-old Amy 'Dolly' Everett has triggered painful memories for Queensland parents whose son also took his life.

Parenting

Celine Dion Gave A Master Class In Empathy When A Stranger Grabbed Her On Stage

"Let me tell you something, I'm glad you came up on stage tonight."

I Was Sexually Abused as a Boy—Here’s What I Know About Abused and Abusive Men

I used to think I was special. I used to think I came from great American families, where the relatives up and down my family tree did wonderful and interesting things. My parents loved me. We were middle-class and well-educated. That is the truth. I was sexually abused as a child. I come from …

Culture