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  • Religious statute
    From a place of love
    In an article by Sadie F. Dingfelder, Sadie talked about altruism in the animal world. The book, Kindness in a Cruel World (Prometheus Books, 2004) was cited. “Perhaps the most widespread form of altruism… is the case of a parent...
  • Buddha Smiles School seeks to build dormitory
    Buddha Smiles School: Creating a safe home for girls to finish school in India
    As world citizensit is increasingly importantthat we continue educating ourselves about the lives of our brothers and sisters who abide in cultures and countries that differ from our own.The children of the world are our children.Let’s take...
  • Kaiserhof owner Michael De Beyer
    Would you sell your restaurant to save one of your employees?
    Altruism, selflessness, kind gestures and acts of kindness so grandiose that you may have a hard time believing what is in front of you. This is what is at hand with Texas restaurant owner, Michael De Beyer.According to KHOU.com, De Beyer has...
  • Rajan Kaur Saini with HH Dali Lama
    Buddha Smiles School: Altruism in action, meet Rajan Kaur Saini
    In April of 2008 Rajan Kaur Saini received the Unsung Heroesof Compassion award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama for her humanitarianservice.It was a blessing to meet Rajan and her family when they came toCalifornia that year. The four of them are...
  • Hey Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne Rockwell
    Hey Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band inspirational joy
    Hey Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band is a bookto inspire on many levels. The Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins is a former slave supplementing his meager preacher's income, when he comes upon a few homeless children. A...
  • Goodness
    The nature of good
    The adage "one man's meat is another man's poison" is a good starting point when considering just what goodness actually is. For a number of definitions of good concern themselves with the agreeable feelings that come from...
  • Healing from Tragedy
    Healing from tragedy with Acts of Random Kindness
    Heavy hearts line the streets of America as this nation once again tries to heal from an act of unfathomable violence. It is nearly impossible for “regular,” caring individuals to wrap their brains around the fact that some people have...
  • Agnostic Symbol - Dali
    Private religion
    On the Agnostics International forum, a debate is underway on the concept of each person having their own religion, their Private Religion.Agnostics seem to be natural cynics, and it is possible for them to reject all religions simply because...
  • rats
    Commentary: Thinking outside the box
    No, people aren’t just big hyenas. But hyenas have large brains, too. That may contribute to their problem-solving abilities and to our understanding of human problem-solving as well.“A likely benefit of large brains is the ability to...
  • Altruism
    Altruism can improve physical and mental health
    Times are rough for a lot of people with financial hardships, unemployment, and poverty unusually pervasive. There has been a search among many people for non-drug, non-toxic manners to better cope with these hardships. It is suggested in a recent...
  • human beings show altruism early
    At 15 months, babies demonstrate altruism
    Altruism is acquired early. Published in the journal PLoS ONE online October 7, 2011, new research demonstrates that infants around 15 months old spontaneously understand sharing and fairness. Jessica Sommerville, associate professor of psychology...
  • Foster The People
    Angelenos donate to make Foster The People's Do Good Tour possible
    Well LA, you've created yet another miracle in our City of (everyday) Angels. The Do Good Bus met its goal by the extended tipping point deadline (6:30 pm today, 8/17/11) with more than half a day to spare, a whopping $38,000 being donated in...
  • Jerry Coyne
    Why evolution is stupid
    Evolution theory is to largely to blame for inspiring otherwise intelligent people to say remarkably stupid things.Because Jerry Coyne named his book Why Evolution is True, I thought about calling this article Why evolution is false.As I mentioned...
  • Altruism may make you sexy to a potential partner
    Altruism may make you sexy to a potential partner
    Altruism is the renunciation of the self and an exclusive concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures, and a core aspect of various religious traditions. Altruism is the opposite of selfishness.And, displays of...
  • "We Create Love" by lolilucaciu
    Thoughts On Love, Happiness, and Altruism
    "Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder..." ~ Henry David Thoreau Recently in my Psychology group...