The latest novel by twice Miles Franklin winner Alex Miller traces one woman’s journey from self-absorption and isolation, to generosity and friendship.
During times of stress and change, people are often advised to practice self-care by looking after themselves, yet what about the benefits of showing kindness to others?
A new study found the amount of sleep you had last night can even overwhelm people who have a tendency for kindness.
The approximately $12 billion she’s given away in the past two years has shattered conventions, explains a philanthropy historian.
Given Poland’s long stance against immigrants and refugees, it might not always be a warm welcome for Ukrainians.
Big donors need to balance their ambitions to address injustices with the constraints on power that democracy requires.
It’s easy to assume that the practice has few, if any, downsides. But a new study explored some of its social repercussions.
The findings suggest adults feel more prosocial with children around – even if they don’t have any themselves.
Women’s philanthropy, which has always been very important, has remained invisible for a long time. There are many reasons for this paradox.
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.