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Good Samaritan Cop rescues family sleeping in car

Finding Kindness in Unexpected Places

Finding Kindness in Unexpected Places

Basketball players defend cheerleader targeted by bully

The Cab Ride: Giving is ultimately an act of creativity.

After A Little Boy Was Left Shivering In The Freezing Cold, I Didn't Expect This To Happen. Amazing.
An organization dedicated to helping children, SOS Barnebyer, held a social experiment in Oslo, Norway. [Read More]

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Art Cummings: Carry over holiday spirit into 2014
The feeling is almost palpable. Nearly everywhere you go these days in Greater Danbury, there is an upbeat, happy atmosphere.

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  • Neural correlates of admiration and compassion
    • Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Andrea McColl, Hanna Damasio, and Antonio Damasio

      "Neural correlates of admiration and compassion," PNAS 2009 106 (19) 8021-8026; published ahead of print April 20, 2009, doi:10.1073/pnas.0810363106


  • Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training
    • Olga M. Klimecki, Susanne Leiberg, Claus Lamm and Tania Singer

      "Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training," Cereb. Cortex (2013) 23 (7): 1552-1561 first published online June 1, 2012 doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs142


  • Neural basis of egalitarian behavior
    • Christopher T. Dawes, Peter John Loewen, Darren Schreiber, Alan N. Simmons, Taru Flagan, Richard McElreath, Scott E. Bokemper, James H. Fowler, and Martin P. Paulus

      "Neural basis of egalitarian behavior," PNAS 2012 109 (17) 6479-6483; published ahead of print April 9, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1118653109




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