A study shows that empathy has been declining among college students, even faster in recent years. Since empathy is thought to be inborn, what is causing us to lose it?
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A lot of older hearses are sold to private owners who like to show off their ride. See 20 "appropriately" morbid vanity plates spotted on these hearses. (via Bits and Pieces)
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9 Major Stories Everyone Got Wrong This Year. News media often delivers the sizzle at the expense of the substance. NSFW text.
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Instead of institutionalizing her special needs children, Lucia Gavrilita worked hard to care for them and give them full lives. She eventually became a government minister and was able to change the way disabled citizens are treated in Moldova. (via Metafilter)
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12 Tips From The Stupidest Criminals of 2010. Or, what not to do to succeed in crime.
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Man in a Blizzard (or Idiot with a Tripod) is a short art film about the snowstorm in New York City. It's got nice music, interesting images, and at least one awesome review.
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6 New Year Traditions from Around the World. This year, why not try eating grapes or burning effigies for a lucky 2011!