FROM Dacher Keltner
Facebook Compassion Love and loss can be complicated. If you've shared a romance with all of Facebook – and then it ends – can the company design a way to relieve your break-up pain? How much does a caring symbol help? We talk to Dacher Keltner, an expert on the psychology of emotion, who is a consultant on Facebook's “Compassion” team .
An Awe-Inspiring Health Boost Taking a more Zen approach to life can help with depression, as we just heard. It can also help with diseases like cancer and heart disease, according to new research. In addition to mindfulness, cultivating the emotion of awe can also enhance good health. What is awe, and why does it work such magic? We hear from a co-author of a new study on the benefits of awe.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.