The Kindness of Strangers

Being good to others is good for you. Featuring: Why compassion is human nature, a guide to extreme altruists, and the returns on showing kindness.

Field Guide to the Do-Gooder

By Carlin Flora

Why good Samaritans reap joy from sacrifice.

Can Volunteering Help You Live Longer?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D.

The key to living longer may rest in the help you can provide to others.

Compassion: Our First Instinct

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.

Science shows that we are actually wired for compassion, not self-interest.

Smiling at Strangers

By Alex Lickerman M.D.

How the simplest of gestures can spread joy for years

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