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Have you ever told a friend experiencing a troubling situation “I know exactly how you feel”?

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A homeless person approaches you during the lunch hour, appealing for a few dollars to buy lunch. You...

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Donald Trump, president of the world’s second greatest emitter of CO₂, has unilaterally withdrawn the US from the...

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