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A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program