Having a baby can often bring couples together but it can also place immense strain on the relationship. It’s not surprising really when you’re constantly tired, stressed, and overwhelmed with responsibilities to end up focussing solely on the baby rather than on each other. 648 more words
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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’, born from the Darwinian theory of natural selection. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner adds nuance to this concept by delving deeper into Darwin’s idea that sympathy is one of the strongest human instincts — sometimes stronger than self-interest.
I’ve been off blogging for a while. Busy building a house and being pregnant (that means ill in my case), which just meant I’ve have no time and nothing to say for myself (unless it involved upset over kitchen handles or bathroom tiles, which nobody needs to know about). 1,160 more words
Neither is it those circumstances only, which create pain or sorrow, that call forth our fellow-feeling. Whatever is the passion which arises from any object in the person principally concerned, an analogous emotion springs up, at the thought of his situation, in the breast of every attentive spectator. 3,842 more words