‘Tis the season to be jolly–and to give to charity. And now, you can get something back for your efforts … or at least have something written off your taxes. Make room for your 2014 wardrobe without hurting your wallet. … More
People who go into finance expressly to get rich do not usually get a lot of credit as do-gooders. But one MIT graduate says he went to Wall Street to earn as much as he can — so he can give it away. More
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. It’s hard to believe that it has been over a decade since we mourned her passing but that is probably because her two sons, William and Harry, are in the spotlight all the time, there are two movies coming out about her life and her amazing charity work still lives on. As a result, Diana is still very much in the public consciousness. More
I believe it was Cher in the film Clueless that said, “It’s like that book I read in 9th grade that said tis a far far better thing doing stuff for other people.” And according to a new study, that really is true, even if she did say it wrong.
Recent research suggests that spending money on others has a greater positive emotional impact than spending on oneself. In the first experiment, the researchers gave charity vouchers worth $25 or $50 to Australian bank employees and asked them to donate the money to a charity of their choice. Compared to people who did not receive the charity vouchers, those who donated $50 (but not $25) claimed to be happier and more satisfied with their jobs. More