Giving back

4 Reasons Why Being Kind Is Good For You

Imagine, for a minute, a world where everyone is just a little kinder. More kindness may help your community thrive.

By Claire Buckis Adapted from: Reader's Digest Magazine, New Zealand, December 2008
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Research shows kindness can also make us happier. Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky from the University of California asked participants in a study to perform random acts of kindness over ten weeks. She found happiness increased with people who performed a wide variety of kind acts over people who performed one act of kindness repeatedly.

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