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Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

Update: 2019-12-3159
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Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.
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LuLaRoe Laurita

I appreciated her application of her own experiences to make it personal and relevant. I have worked for several non-profits and it's a good reminder to be sure that we aren't simply asking for $$ without giving them a connection to the impact their support actually makes.

Jul 29th
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Chiara Mensa

Unclear and annoying

May 2nd
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Daniël Markus

disappointing because it was incoherent. Enthusiasm isn't enough to be compelling.

Apr 29th
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Daniël Markus

disappointing because it was incoherent

Apr 29th
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Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn