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Lobster Liberation

Lobster Liberation

Canadian monks bought up all the live lobsters at a fish market, chartered a boat, and set them free as an exemplary act of compassion.

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Good Reads

Good Reads

Snuggling into a chair with a good novel whisks us into another world—and that makes us not only smarter but more empathetic, recent studies show.

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Swedes’ Solution

Swedes’ Solution

Wary of the high personal costs of long workweeks, Swedish employers are switching to six-hour workdays, and report happier employees that maintain their productivity.

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Live Comedy Evokes Trust and Empathy

Live Comedy Evokes Trust and Empathy

Stand-up comics evoke warm bonding in their audience, a British researcher has found.

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Women Power

Women Power

Enterprising senior women in France have created a nurturing 25-unit independent-living apartment building just blocks away from shops, a theater and the metro.

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Seeing Change

Seeing Change

Using morphed photographs of African and Asian faces, researchers have reduced the differentiating response of toddlers to foreign racial groups.

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Unique Character

Unique Character

Creators of the popular kids’ puppet show are consulting with autism groups in creating a new autistic kid-character named Julia.

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Puppy Cuddles

Puppy Cuddles

Thoughtful British universities are providing “puppy rooms” to help students make it through exam anxiety.

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OM MBA

OM MBA

To boost employee productivity, morale and health, corporations as diverse as Aetna, Google and General Mills now supply courses on meditation and yoga.

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Autism Spurs Creative Thinking

Autism Spurs Creative Thinking

People with autism, asked to devise fresh uses for mundane objects, came up with more original and creative ideas than those in a control group.

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