Dozens Work to Save the Life of Heart-Attack Victim

April 13, 2011

We hear a lot about the bystander effect, the socio-psychological phenomenon in which average people stand by idly instead of helping a victim during an emergency situation. This concept was made famous by the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964, but has been reported as recently as yesterday in other traumatic situations. It’s refreshing, then, […]

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Tsunami Survivor Searches for Wife and Mother

March 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Times reports that while the Japanese government is trying to help survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami, resources are spread too thin. Rather than waiting for help that might never arrive, some folks are taking action themselves. For instance, 43-year-old Hideaki Akaiwa donned scuba gear (or perhaps a wetsuit) and swam […]

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