Giving

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Got a Dollar? You May Be Happier if You Spend it on Someone Else

A boost to income can increase happiness to a certain degree, but research suggests how you spend your money may be equally important as the amount you have. More

  • The happiness we feel after a particular event diminishes each time we experience it, but giving to others may be the exception to the rule. More

    The Joy of Giving Lasts Longer Than the Joy of Getting

    The happiness we feel after a particular event diminishes each time we experience it, but giving to others may be the exception to the rule. More

  • People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger -- an extraordinarily altruistic act -- in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, researchers find. More

    Altruistic Acts More Common in States With High Well-Being

    People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger -- an extraordinarily altruistic act -- in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, researchers find. More

  • We’re often told to ‘count our blessings’ and be grateful for what we have. Research suggests that thinking about what we’ve given, rather than what we’ve received, can lead us to be more helpful toward others. More

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    Thinking About Giving, Not Receiving, Motivates People to Help Others

    We’re often told to ‘count our blessings’ and be grateful for what we have. Research suggests that thinking about what we’ve given, rather than what we’ve received, can lead us to be more helpful toward others. More

  • Research shows that donors are more generous when they’re asked to give a hypothetical amount to one person before deciding how much to actually donate to a group of needy people. More

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    Bringing In More Donations to the Cause – At No Extra Cost

    Research shows that donors are more generous when they’re asked to give a hypothetical amount to one person before deciding how much to actually donate to a group of needy people. More

  • People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations, even when potential donors have no idea that incentives were involved. More

    Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive

    People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations, even when potential donors have no idea that incentives were involved. More

  • Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season, focusing on the moment of exchange instead of the long-term utility or practical attributes of the gift. More

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    Want to Give a Good Gift? Think Past the “Big Reveal”

    Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season, focusing on the moment of exchange instead of the long-term utility or practical attributes of the gift. More

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  • With so many holidays and celebrations, who can blame someone for doing a little recycling, or as it is commonly known, regifting? Not the person who actually gave the original gift, despite what a regifter may think. More

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    The Gifts We Keep On Giving

    With so many holidays and celebrations, who can blame someone for doing a little recycling, or as it is commonly known, regifting? Not the person who actually gave the original gift, despite what a regifter may think. More

  • Whether you’re buying a home or squirreling away a nest egg for retirement, financial decisions are all about the numbers – except for when it comes to charitable giving. More

    The “Warm Glow” of Giving May Overshadow Doing the Greatest Good

    Whether you’re buying a home or squirreling away a nest egg for retirement, financial decisions are all about the numbers – except for when it comes to charitable giving. More

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