Tag: empathy-for-all

  • After a teen is fatally shot, an NBA star steps in to help a grieving family.

    When Jaulon Clavo died last week, NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins offered to pay the teen’s funeral expenses. The Grant High School senior was off campus getting food with four of his teammates before Friday night’s scheduled first-round playoff game against rival Beyer High School. As the Sacramento student-athletes made their way back to the school, […]

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  • Their booth says ‘Ask a Muslim,’ but it’s not religion they want to talk about.

    It’s a scary time to be a Muslim in America. Mona Haydar would know. She set up an “Ask a Muslim” display outside a Cambridge, Massachusetts, library last year. Coming shortly after the San Bernardino attacks, Mona’s stand made national and even international news for offering a unique way of humanizing and softening people’s preconceived […]

  • Nazis Have Never Been About The Funny, But This Time The Fools Are Hilarious

    The people of Wunsiedel, Germany, came up with a brilliant way to trick a group of neo-Nazis marching through their town every year into raising money for an anti-Nazi organization. After putting up with it for too long, the townspeople decided to quietly turn the march into a walkathon for an anti-Nazi organization, EXIT-Deutschland. The […]

  • Playgrounds for senior citizens? Genius idea.

    Playgrounds can be a lot of fun. Kids love them. Parents are into them because physical activity is good for kids. (And let’s be honest: It’s also because we know they’ll sleep well later) Whoops. But you know who else playgrounds are good for? Senior citizens! Yep, that’s right. Playground equipment isn’t just for little […]

  • 5 reasons you should stop spending money only on yourself right now.

    Michael Norton is a professor at Harvard Business School. Smart dude, right? Well, he’s got some news for us: Money can buy happiness. But it has everything to do with how that money is spent. 5 Reasons to Spend Your Money on Other People. (Because Science.) 1. Too much money makes us selfish and antisocial. […]

  • It’s Just A Grassy Field With Numbers, But Each Number Hides A Life Story

    There are little numbered markers all over the place. It turns out this field is the final resting place for over 5,000 people treated for mental illness. Each number is the grave of a patient whose name is lost. For now. Retired schoolteacher Colleen Spellecy plans to change this. You think mental illness has a […]