A2A Research Showcase: How Acts of Kindness Boost Your Mood

By Chris Mackey | August 7, 2017

Engaging in acts of kindness is one of the more reliable ways of boosting our mood.

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A2A Research Showcase: Research-Based App Builds Empathy in Teens

By Megan A. Moreno | August 16, 2017

Researchers have built a new app to promote child health and wellness by teaching them empathy.

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A2A Research Showcase: Overcoming Obstacles Makes Guide Dogs More Successful

By Michele Berger and Katherine Unger Baillie | August 7, 2017

New research finds that puppies who undergo obstacles at an early age are more likely to make successful guide dogs […]

A2A Research Showcase: Adversity Helps Athletes Thrive Under Pressure

Nottingham Trent University | July 24, 2017

New research suggests that athletes who have experienced adverse events in their personal lives – such as parental divorce, financial problems or a serious accident […]

A2A Research Showcase: Does Having a Purpose in Life Help You Sleep Better?

July 10, 2017

Trouble sleeping is linked to many negative health issues such as depression, cognition impairment, and heart disease. But these are also health issues that having a purpose in life can help combat. So researchers set out to explore more about the connection between a purposeful life and […]

A2A Research Showcase: The Neurological Explanation for Why Giving Makes You Happy

July 10, 2017

A recent study finds that giving, even a little, can make you happier. And neuroscientists can see the physical changes in your brain that occur when you set your mind towards generosity.

You can read more about the study’s findings here.

A2A Research Showcase: How Comforting Others Helps You With Your Own Struggles

By Kira M. Newman | June 5, 2017

According to two new studies, we need practice dealing with our difficult feelings—and we get it from helping other people manage their own.

A2A Research Showcase: How Does It Feel to Not Give to Charity?

By Adam Hoffman | July 25, 2016

A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.

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A2A Research Showcase: Living With a Purpose Changes Everything

By Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016

According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.

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A2A Research Showcase: Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?

By Jill Suttie | April 14, 2016

New research suggests that helping others—and the sense of belonging it brings—can help alcohol and drug addicts stay sober.

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