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Muslim women at a prayer service at a mosque in Redmond, Washington, to mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-al-Fitr in 2016. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

What is Eid and how do Muslims celebrate it? 6 questions answered

Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce personally donated $1 million to the Yes Campaign in the 2017 plebiscite on marriage equality. David Moir/AAP

Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthrophy needs your help

Australia is about to witness the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in our history, but giving through bequests in wills is currently low.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities. CityOfFortWorth

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Volunteering at a food bank is one way people feel rewarded by giving. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

When you’re grateful, your brain becomes more charitable

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.
Roberto Clemente State Park employees in New York, with donated bottled water bottles bound for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Want to help after hurricanes? Give cash, not diapers

If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Why do we sometimes punish the virtuous among us? It’s complicated. (Photo by 小胖 车 on Unsplash)

Why we sometimes hate the good guy

Is the expression 'no good deed goes unpunished' accurate? New research shows we often do, in fact, punish those who do good deeds.

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