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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Perspectives » Why Thinking About Your Death May Prompt You to Save the Planet

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Thinking about your own death isn’t usually the most pleasant experience, but it can be a beneficial one.

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Research » Humble People Are More Helpful

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Some personality types are more generous than others, with humble people more willing to lend a helping hand than their arrogant counterparts, new research suggests.

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Perspectives » The Pros and Cons of Sacrificing for the Ones We Love

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Research » Why Did We Invent Karma?

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Is there something about karma that makes it appealing to individuals in specific moments of their lives? A new study by Benjamin Converse, Jane Risen, and Travis Carter suggests that there is. In a series of experiments they found evidence to support the idea that when people face an important outcome that’s out of their control, they believe that being charitable can somehow induce a positive outcome.


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Research » Giving Makes Toddlers Happier than Getting, May Explain Why Humans Evolved Self-Sacrifice

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Giving makes toddlers happier than receiving, according to new findings that may help explain why people act pro-socially, even when doing so often involves sacrifice.

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Research » More Reasons to be Nice

"A polite act shows respect. But a [...] study of a common etiquette -- holding a door for someone -- suggests that courtesy may have a more practical, though unconscious, shared motivation: to reduce the work for those involved."

 

 

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