Stress Increases Empathy

Stress can bring out the worst in us. In fact, stress can contribute to negative habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and overeating. But, surprisingly, moderate or low levels of stress can also have positive benefits. Small amounts of stress can motivate you to succeed, it can strengthen your resolve,…

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Do You Have an Empathetic Four-Legged Friend?

Dogs make great companions; their childlike optimism is almost infectious. Many dog owners have even reported that their pets show signs of sympathy when they’re sad. But is this really empathy or are our emotions “infecting” them? When dogs encounter their owner crying they may display submissive and gentle actions…

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