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No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone

The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

Apps that make it easy to invade kids’ privacy are a recipe for arrested development.

How to Avoid Empathy Burnout

Caregivers can benefit by understanding a patient’s pain without feeling it themselves.

Am I Ugly?

What science says about my outer beauty.

Curiosity Depends on What You Already Know

We seek novelty, but not too much.

How to Learn to Love to Practice

Is there a secret to staying in the zone?

Our Conflicted Feelings For R2-D2

Lucas’ droids are halfway between human and inhuman, so we can both love and ignore them.

Why We Swim in Quarries

The powerful allure of the deep azure.

How to Survive Solitary Confinement

An ex-convict on how to set your mind free.

Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course

A bit of education can erase a definitive cognitive gap between men and women.