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12 June 2017

Being charitable is good for you

Being charitable is good for you. That may sound a little bit like New Age flimflam, but a new study shows it to be true. Monitoring 175 newlywed couples, a team of American psychologists has demonstrated that partners who perform compassionate acts, such as expressing tenderness or changing their own plans for the sake of their spouse, derive emotional benefits from doing so, even if the recipient is unaware of these acts. In fact, in such instances the positive effect is approximately 45% greater for the giver than the recipient.

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