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Seven Tips for Fostering Generosity

Seven Tips for Fostering Generosity

Dec 25, 2011-- "We all know gift giving is an essential, ritualized part of the holidays. But what about the rest of the year? There's good reason to practice generosity even after you've greeted the New Year. As we've reported in the past, giving activates parts of the brain associated with pleasure and social connection; releases endorphins in the brain, producing a 'helper's high'; and provides many long-term health benefits. But we aren't always as giving as we could be. Fortunately, we've published dozens of articles on how to foster generosity in children, institutions, society -- and within ourselves. Here are seven top tips, culled from the Greater Good Science Center's archives, for encouraging people to give all year round." (8858 reads)

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