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Extraordinary Altruism: Who Gives A Kidney To A Stranger?

I have a colleague who would not be alive today if it were not for a complete stranger, who volunteered to give her a kidney. Her kidneys were failing, and […]... More>


Unshakable Humanity: Altruism and Disaster

In May of 2008, a massive earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province. The earthquake measured 8.0 and could be felt as far away as Pakistan, Vietnam and Russia. The shaking lasted […]... More>


God’s Flipside: Religion Without Kindness

I recently watched one of the most brutal and upsetting films I’ve ever seen, called The Stoning of Soraya M. I suppose the title of this 2008 film should have […]... More>


Hand Washing: A Deadly Dilemma

New Yorker essayist Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a prestigious teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. A couple years ago, he wrote […]... More>