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Kindness Studies

Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Ornish Living | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

It's lovely when scientific studies back up what we have always known in our heart of hearts. "Kindness IS its own reward." We all have experienced the immediate benefits we receive when we offer kindness to another -- enriching feelings of connection and emotional intimacy.

Where Do The Kindest Strangers Live?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

In what cities is a needy stranger more likely to receive help? What sort of community teaches a citizen to withhold compassion toward strangers? Dr. Robert Levine has spent much of the past two decades systematically exploring these questions.

The Beneficial Side Effects Of Kindness

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

When we think of side effects, the first thing that springs to mind are the side effects of drugs. But who'd have thought that kindness could have side effects, too?