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Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good – according to science

Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness.

But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two extreme positions.

Jo Cutler

Robin Banerjee

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Some think kindness is something completely selfless that we do out of love and care, while others believe it is just a tool that we cunningly use to become more popular and reap the…

Ceke 1aBut research shows that being kind to others can actually make us genuinely happy in a number of different ways.

We know that deciding to be generous or cooperating with others activates an area of the brain called the striatum.

Interestingly, this area…

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