Entries tagged with “Altruism”
Five simple DIY practices to enrich your body, refresh your mind, and nourish your soul.
Rabbi Rami chats with Roshi Joan Halifax about her spiritual roots and connecting to each other's humanity.
AltruismThe Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the WorldBy Matthieu RicardLITTLE, BROWNThe idea that personal interests motivate all human actions—termed “universal selfish…
Charity DetoxWhat Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About ResultsBy Robert D. LuptonHARPERONEI handed the homeless man a dollar, and he responded warmly. Still, I walked aw…
It is easy to get caught up in headlines and tragedy: Boys and girls ripped from their homes by the thousands; drones and missiles competing with each other for how much damage the…
The key to happiness is in giving, not getting. Yeah, you know that. But do you know why?
How to offer assistance to those in need.
Study after study confirms that altruism not only makes us happier but actually improves our health. Yet we see a stranger’s struggle and still pass by.
Like most great scientific breakthroughs, the discovery of the human mirror neuron system (MNS) was a complete accident. What may end up being the most important neuroscientific di…
The founder and abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roshi Joan Halifax has been a socially active leader in Buddhism for more than 40 years—as a civil rights activis…
The wisdom of asking one simple and difficult question
Field notes on the making of a hero
Everett Worthington taught others how to forgive. One night, he had to become his own best pupil.
Happiness is good for you but not all the time—and other insights from The Greater Good Science Center
The “dismal science” of economics looks at reducing cruelty.
Happiness is for takers. Meaning is for givers. Guess who feels better?