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Chasing Happiness May Actually Make Us Less Happy

Chasing Happiness May Actually Make Us Less Happy

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every day, it seems, we are bombarded with advertisements, memes and well-meaning emails telling us how to "be happy." Despite this, a new study led by Stanford University reveals that...

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University of Exeter A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations. Understanding the way in which social behaviors such as altruism – when animals benefit others at their own expense – develop is a long-standing problem that has generated thousands of articles and heated debates. Dr Florence Débarre of Biosciences at the University of Exeter led a study,...

Social Experience Creates Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats
2014-01-14 11:22:21

[ Watch The Video: Social Experiences Determine Whether Rats Will Help Strangers ] University of Chicago Medical Center Rats will help a stranger in distress only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual Empathy-driven behavior has been observed in rats who will free trapped companions from restrainers. This behavior also extends toward strangers, but requires prior, positive social interactions with the type (strain) of the unfamiliar...

2013-08-29 08:24:30

Nearly 4,000 Children Across North America Receive First Day "Outfits" and Essential Classroom Supplies MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 16(th) year, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, is helping children head back to school with brand new clothes and essential school supplies donated by the Company's Team Schein Members, supplier...

Virtual Superpowers May Encourage Altruism
2013-02-01 13:44:52

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For years, the debate over whether violent video games, films and television shows encourage aggressive behavior has raged in both the academic community as well as public discourse. Now a group of researchers has taken a slightly different angle and explored the effects of virtual superpowers on an individual´s behavior towards others. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Stanford University made use of the...

2012-12-11 08:26:48

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1000 children had their holiday wishes come true through Henry Schein's Holiday Cheer for Children program, an annual initiative dedicated to brightening the holidays for children and families in need. Holiday Cheer for Children, now in its 14(th) year, is a flagship program of Henry Schein Cares, the corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and...

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2012-08-30 02:25:37

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, is helping more than 2,400 children in 21 U.S. and Canadian cities return to the classroom well-dressed and well-prepared as part of the Company's 15(th) annual "Back to School" program. Each year Henry Schein's "Back to School" program is eagerly anticipated by the children who...

2012-08-13 12:54:18

We´re often told to ℠count our blessings´ and be grateful for what we have. And research shows that doing so makes us happier. But will it actually change our behavior towards others? A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that thinking about what we´ve given, rather than what we´ve received, may lead us to be more helpful toward others. Researchers Adam Grant of The Wharton School of the...

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NEW YORK and AMSTERDAM, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representative research of the 16 highest-ranked countries in terms of GDP was conducted by Letsheal.org and verified by Prof. Dirk Salomons (Columbia University, NY). The study shows: 64% prefer brands that help consumers help others. Researchers related this to mankind's growing universal search for meaning. The study indicated only 16% are NOT searching. Helping others makes life worthwhile 74% state that helping others...

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