Empathy / Sympathy

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Empathy / Sympathy

Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others. Sympathy places another's problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and "drives separation", says Dr. Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection.

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LGB teen suicide

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LGB teen suicide

Lesbian, Gay and bisexual high schoolers are four times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than their straight classmates, according to the first nationally representative study of queer youth. 

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cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs

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cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs

According to a recent study by Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, two-thirds of the characters on the boxes for popular children’s cereal brands look downwards. The downward glaze is to making eye contact with small children in the aisles of the grocery store, which can amplify loyalty to the brand.

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Nike: Unlimited Courage

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Nike: Unlimited Courage

Nike has released a new ad featuring Chris Mosier, a duathlete (that’s running and cycling) who was chosen for Team USA for the 2016 World Championship. Mosier is the first transgender athlete to be chosen for a U.S. national team.

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