compassion

mental health

People Who Never Apologize Probably Aren't Nice to Themselves, Either

It's hard to forge a connection with someone who believes they're never wrong.
جيسيكا دوري
2.1.18
disease

Life Inside Louisiana's Leprosy Quarantine Was Tragic and Inspirational

The stigma and lack of understanding of the disease shaped every facet of life for patients there, who started their own businesses, founded a newspaper, and had their own softball league.
Gray Chapman
10.3.17
psychology

Politeness and Compassion Are Not the Same Thing

Researchers are studying what it really means to be a "nice person."
Luke Smillie
Kun Zhao
8.16.17
News

Can a Refugee Simulation Camp Help People Empathize with the Victims of War?

In rural Ohio, a "refugee simulation weekend" forces people to take on the role of a refugee, experiencing food rations, lack of shelter, and the occasional appearance of bandits.
Rebecca High
10.15.15
college football

Steve Sarkisian Needs Help, And USC Did The Right Thing By Not Firing Him

Society often punishes people for mental health and substance abuse issues, but USC's decision to not terminate Steve Sarkisian shows there's a better way.
Kevin Trahan
10.12.15
Canada

Trying to Ride Wild Animals Is the Latest Bullshit Trend on YouTube

Wrangling a manatee? You deserve to be arrested.
Melissa Cronin
6.25.15
Stuff

We Asked Sri Lankans What They Think of Australia’s Anti-Refugee Billboards

The Australian government is running grim-looking billboards across Sri Lanka in order to discourage potential asylum-seekers from making the journey by boat.
Tim Jesudason
6.4.15
mental health

In Virtual Reality, You Can Comfort a Crying Child, Then Become That Child

And the whole thing makes you feel better about yourself.
Victoria Turk
11.12.14
Stuff

This LA Graffiti Artist Incorporates Homeless People into His Pieces

Does Skid Robot's work exploit homeless people, draw attention to their plight, or some combination of the two?
Arielle Pardes
10.14.14