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Science Says 'Random Acts of Kindness' Week Has Astonishing Health Benefits

The global phenomenon that is Random Acts of Kindness week is upon us: February 12-18, 2017.

We as co-workers -- nay, citizens -- get to extend hands and open our hearts to participate in wonderfully arbitrary acts of kindness all week long.

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10 Ways a Little Kindness Can Change Your Life

A recent article published by Time magazine claims kindness can change your life.

The article lists 10 reasons from kind music to being selfless as ways kindness can impact and change a person’s life.

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Psychosocial Research Unit Studies Effect Of Acts of Kindliness

A study compiled by the Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire and red consultancy looking at how informal helping, or the giving and receiving of acts of kindliness, works in the semi-rural West Yorkshire community of Hebden Bridge. It also explores how this can be fostered in other communities.

Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal

In highlighting the potential universality of emotional benefits stemming from prosocial spending, this paper adds to the chorus of recent interdisciplinary research on the importance of generosity for human well-being.

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Additional paper:

Prosocial Spending and Happiness: Using Money to Benefit Others Pays Off

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Taskforce For Humanity Coalition - Kindness & Health

Scientific research has found convincing evidence supporting findings that being kind offers significant health benefits, both physically and mentally.

The Science of Kindness

Our friends at Life Vest Inside have published this new video demonstrating the scientific impact of kindness.

The biology of kindness: How it makes us happier and healthier

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have published new research concluding that being a good friend, and being compassionate towards others, may be one of the best ways to improve your own health.

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Singapore Kindness Movement – Did You Know? A Matter of Fact

Want to know the facts behind why being kind makes you feel good? Our fantastic friends at the Singapore Kindness Movement have produced this great video to highlight all the scientific benefits of kindness.



Whiff of ‘Love Hormone’ Helps Monkeys Show a Little Kindness

A study led by neuroscientist Michael Platt at Duke University discovered that administering the hormone Oxytocin nasally...

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Dr David Hamilton’s 5 side effects of Kindness – 30th May 2011

Scientist and author of ‘Why Kindness is Good For You’ and ‘The Contagious Power of Thinking: How You Thoughts Can Influence the World’ (amongst other titles) Dr David Hamilton lays out the scientific facts about the positive side effects of kindness.

Side effects include a healthier heart and slowing of the aging process.

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