(Benefits of Empathy) The Science of Empathy Meets the Internet

Since the advent of the first iPhone in 2007, we have seen incredible growth in smartphone usage worldwide. Developers continue to strive to make the devices mimic actual humans more closely, as was recently romanticized in film Her. But is a device a worthy substitute for actual human interactions? While the rise in technology has promised us greater ease and connection, critics have shown that this era is marked by greater disconnection. …

Why is a lack of empathy so bad for our health?

While many may think that empathy is simply a pleasant emotion that has no relevance to our overall wellbeing, recent research shows that actually empathy may be one of the most significant factors in determining one’s happiness, physical health, and even longevity. 

By Mica Stumpf
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