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Kindness Studies

5 Researched-Based Reasons To Be Kind

Peter Field | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Peter Field

With research to back it up, it seems clear that doing good for others can also do good for us. It's a habit that can be developed anywhere, at any time, at little or no cost. Actively work on this, make it a habit, and your happiness quota will automatically sky rocket.

Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Ornish Living | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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?