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What professions could benefit from some "learned" empathy?
In the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others, but almost everyone can learn to develop empathy.
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"everyday sadists [..like internet trolls] may have more muted emotional responses to all kinds of pleasurable activities – so perhaps their random acts of cruelty are attempts to break through the emotional numbness." Delroy Paulhus
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How have emotional responses helped us adapt to our environment over time?
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well duh! but injecting them full of antibiotics and other stuff is not the answer. 
 
In a world with a rapidly growing and urbanising population, we become more and more aware of the disconnect with where our food comes from, how we get it, and how it is safe for us to eat it. Today, many are unaware of the importance of farms and the vital contribution sustainable agriculture ...
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FEMALE body hair is a massive turn-off for virgins, shallow narcissists and picky twats, it has emerged. http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/female-body-hair-may-stop-women-meeting-twats-2015061699290
FEMALE body hair is a massive turn-off for virgins, shallow narcissists and picky twats, it has emerged.
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'Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers.' “Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines,” the author Jeanette Winterson has written. “What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.”'
 
What does reading do to your brain? Can it make you a better person?
We draw on the same brain networks when we’re reading stories and when we’re trying to guess at another person’s feelings. Credit ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH MAZZETTI
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Brain cells called microglia chew up toxic substances and cell debris, calm inflammation and make nerve-cell-nurturing substances. New research shows that keeping them on the job may prevent neurodegeneration.
 
Scientists at Stanford University may have just discovered the cure for Alzheimer's.
Brain cells called microglia chew up toxic substances and cell debris, calm inflammation and make nerve-cell-nurturing substances. New research shows that keeping them on the job may prevent neurodegeneration.
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