Tiffany Watt Smith

author, “Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune.”

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Written and produced by Amy Ta 
 A speeding driver cuts you off, then gets pulled over by the cops. A co-worker brags about training for a marathon, then doesn’t finish it. The…

How schadenfreude -- taking pleasure in another’s pain -- helps us bond and celebrate failures

Written and produced by Amy Ta A speeding driver cuts you off, then gets pulled over by the cops. A co-worker brags about training for a marathon, then doesn’t finish it. The…

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