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The Helper's High
By Shoshana Alexander, James Baraz | February 1, 2010
Suffering is inevitable. But James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander argue that responding to pain with compassion, care, and generosity is key to a joyful life.
The Evolution of Empathy
By Frans de Waal | Fall/Winter 2005-06
We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal. He shows how our evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity for feeling the emotions of others.