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Generosity Good, Good For You, According to Research

December 24, 2010

On this Christmas Eve when we’re all in a more generous mood, here’s a link to an excellent article in the San Francisco Chronicle about research that shows being generous and volunteering reaps big rewards for the person displaying generosity.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/24/MNR21GURBG.DTL

Giving and helping others makes us happier than spending money on ourselves, research shows. Although there is a side of doing volunteer work or giving from a purely self-interested point of view: we get more respect in the community, our influence grows, and people will be willing to cooperate with us more. It’s an interesting read.

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