A careful review of more than 200 letters written by the wealthy people who signed the Giving Pledge over its first decade suggests a big contradiction.
Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
Dr. Seuss' most famous character has a lot to teach us about heart.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Parents can help foster these behaviours.
How does being thankful about things in your own life relate to any selfless concern you may have about the well-being of others? A neuroscientist explores the gratitude/altruism connection.
Research shows that virtue in all areas of life contributes to good physical, emotional, mental and interpersonal health. It is, in fact, good for you to be good.
The idea that we are only kind to get ahead doesn't seem to hold up, being nice genuinely makes us feel good.
Study challenges our understanding of optimism as being a self-centered phenomenon.
'Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' will not make you popular, according to new research.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.