How Doing Good Makes You Feel Great
When you help others, it helps you, too -- really! Here are simple ways to give back
We all know that something about giving just feels right, but now studies back up the joy of altruism. Researchers have found that volunteerism is related to a 20 percent lower rate of mortality -- in other words, being nice is actually saving your life. The key, the researchers found, is balance: The subjects who get the most benefit are those who find a meaningful cause that doesn't require an overwhelming commitment.
Because we know how good it feels to give back, we put together a guide to getting the most out of your volunteering. These activities make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
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