Cancer

How kindness can make a difference in cancer care

Cancer may not be life-ending, but it usually is life-changing. A cancer diagnosis instantaneously turns life upside down for patients and families. Cancer care is a "high-emotion" service, and the care team must not only ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Being kind to others does make you 'slightly happier'

Researchers conclude that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. The review found that the effect is lower than some pop-psychology articles have claimed, but also concluded ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Doing good deeds helps socially anxious people relax

Being busy with acts of kindness can help people who suffer from social anxiety to mingle more easily. This is the opinion of Canadian researchers Jennifer Trew of Simon Fraser University and Lynn Alden of the University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acts of kindness can make you happier

(HealthDay)—Performing small acts of kindness and gratitude can make people happier, researchers believe, but how this occurs is more of a puzzle.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work is more fun if the character fits the bill

Anyone who can apply his or her personal character strengths in his or her career experiences more enjoyment, flow and meaning at work. These people are also more satisfied with their job and perceive it more as a calling. ...

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