Michelle Obama hugs George W. Bush at the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24, 2016.
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A simple act of kindness between George Bush and Michelle Obama illuminates our need for friendship and well-being.
Fred Rogers at a taping of his famous show on June 28, 1989.
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As the documentary about 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' hits theaters, it's worth noting that Rogers' emphasis on kindness and love is proving to be very important to good health.
Generosity boosts reward mechanisms in the brain.
The idea that we are only kind to get ahead doesn't seem to hold up, being nice genuinely makes us feel good.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano talks to an oncology nurse at a hospital in Clackamas, Ore.
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Great strides have been made in cancer medicine over decades, but it's important not to forget the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.
What really is the art of gratitude?
Why you might be getting gratitude all wrong.
The very existence of kindness and altruism seems to contradict Darwin’s theory of evolution. So how could kind behaviour have evolved?
It's important to strike a balance between helping others and looking after yourself.
Younger generations are more likely to engage in acts of kindness.
The world today is often portrayed as being less kind, friendly or giving than it used to be. So-called Gen Me, today’s teens and young adults, are the poster-children of moral decline, routinely characterised…