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We propose same-sex attraction evolved to allow greater social integration and stronger same-sex social bonds. SHUTTERSTOCK

Homosexuality may have evolved for social, not sexual reasons

Scientists don't ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
Kindness, from the perspective of young children, is an act of emotional or physical support that helps build or maintain relationships with others. (Shutterstock_

Kindness: What I’ve learned from 3,000 children and adolescents

Students hear about bullying, but how about kindness? An education researcher developed a model for encouraging intentional kindness is the classroom.
Boosting someone else may deliver a mood boost to you too. Mohamed Nohassi/Unsplash

Teens who feel down may benefit from picking others up

Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.

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