do-gooders

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4 End of the year question for you, humanosphere

Happy Holidays. Humanosphere is taking the week off since so is much of the rest of the humanosphere. I feel compelled to close out 2011 with a reminder that humanosphere is, in fact, a real word — coined to describe that part of the planet ‘inhabited or influenced by people.’…

Science
0 Are Do-Gooder Organizations Self-Loathing?

Psychologists at Washington State University have determined that nobody likes do-gooders in the workplace. Selfless people, says WSU social psychologist Craig Parks, are viewed as “deviant rule breakers” — meaning they break the “rule” (is this Parks’ rule or some presumed rule of nature?) that we are supposed to operate…