Doing good makes one feel good

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A few years ago, University of Louisville psychologist Michael Steger piloted a study examining which behaviour makes people happier – doing good deeds or seeking pleasure.

While dunking a doughnut or going for a pedi is all about you, and nobody else, it seems that ultimately, we’re biologically hard-wired to find more permanent satisfaction in meaningful activities and purposeful lives...

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