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  • Study shows giving to charity boosts health
  • Study shows giving to charity boosts health
    HowardLake (2010) ©

Study shows giving to charity boosts health

Everyone knows giving feels good, but new evidence suggests it also leads to a healthier life. According to a new study in the Journal of Economic Psychology, giving to charity is correlated with boosting the giver's ‘physical and emotional well being’.



  • Article image How to make people think about tomorrow, today

    Would you rather jet off to the Bahamas next week, or save and go in a years’ time? In an ‘I want it now’ culture, thinking for the future is hard. When two-thirds of boomers retire they won’t have saved enough to maintain their lifestyle. How can brands encourage people to think about tomorrow, today?

  • DNA testing could affect charitable giving DNA testing could affect charitable giving

    Angelina Jolie famously had a double mastectomy after a DNA test led her to discover that she has a 87% genetic predisposition to breast cancer. As similar kits are becoming available at home, and people become more aware of illness, could the way they give to charity change?

  • Article image Dollar a Day: ethical spread betting

    There are over 1.5 million charities in the US alone. We're bombarded by new campaigns and donation requests, both via Facebook and in the street – but it's hard to know who to give to. Dollar a Day lets people “spread their bets”, donating one dollar daily to a range of non-profits.

  • Article image Kiva: charity for generation crowdfund

    Gen Y is often labelled as narcissistic and entitled – yet in 2013, 87% of them gave to charity. Over 60% of Millennials have donated via their mobiles, and they want transparency and simplicity when doing so. Are charities paying enough attention to tomorrow’s philanthropists?