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Submission + - Study found atheists more compassionate than religious people (huffingtonpost.com)

perles writes: Study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, found that atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others than are highly religious people. In the less religious people the emotional strength is the critical factor to help a person in need. The determining factors that drives religious people is different. "The more religious, on the other hand, may ground their generosity less in emotion, and more in other factors such as doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns." says social psychologist Robb Willer. Meanwhile, atheists and agnostics.
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Submission + - Gmail with amnesia ... again

perles writes: A week ago Google boosted the the Gmail storage capacity to 10GB. Today I noticed that some e-mails marked with stars have gone missing. After an unsuccessful search through all my folders I filed a complaint and got a bot answer telling me that would be impossible to successfully recover the messages, therefore they "won't be able to respond to future inquiries." If those e-mails were not important I would never noticed. Has anyone here noticed similar issues with your Gmail's account recently?

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