Six Things I’ve Learned from the Syria Crisis

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Robert Burke Warren participated in the collective sigh of relief that came from the decision not to go to war with Syria. And have we learned anything from the crisis? Well, yes.

Syria: A Terrific Moment for International Relevancy

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Bruce Tretter believes there is something we can all do about Syria—stand by the UN and help it succeed.

Help Is on the Way

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How do we avoid bystander apathy in an emergency?

The Other Side of Response

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Becoming a first responder seemed to make disaster fall into Kendall Ruth’s path with greater frequency.

What Good Is Gratitude When the World Is Tearing Apart?

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When destruction threatens our ability to hope, gratitude is a balm.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Crisis Mode

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The world is plagued by crises. Carl Pettit could do with a ‘problem’ or an ‘issue’ every once in a while.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

What Would You Do if You Walked Into a Murder in Progress? (Video)

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Two men put in hidden cameras in an elevator to see if people would help a man in a life or death situation. How would you react?

Hyperarousal: Beyond Fight or Flight

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In a crisis, your choices are limited, but it’s not as bad as you think.

Fire in Cholon

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An American soldier in Saigon receives an unexpected lesson in courage.

How to Deal with a Partner who Has an Addiction

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Addiction shatters relationships all the time—and the only way to put them back together is by being there, giving time, and staying positive.

The Dying Game

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Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

Last Place

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How do you come to love the place you call home?

The Plague

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What do we owe our neighbors in times of crisis?

5 Essential Survival Skills for Men

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In an emergency scenario, what do you need to stay alive until help arrives?