Why being kind could help you live longer – By Lauren Turner – BBC News

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What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say it can do much more – it can extend your life.

The staff at UCLA’s Bedari Kindness institute are ready for the jokes.

“We look at the scientific point of view. We aren’t sitting around in circles, holding hands. We’re talking about the psychology, the biology, of positive social interactions,” says Daniel Fessler, the institute’s inaugural director.

The notion of kindness has made headlines recently.  It was a key part of former president Barack Obama’s eulogy of veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings, following his death last month.

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  • kamtanblog  On November 17, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Interesting
    Lil of stating the obvious !

    Love thy neighbour as thyself !

    Much too much “self loving” in today’s
    dysfunctional societies.
    Selfish unsatisfying greed !
    More you have more you want.

    Wealth accumulation not creation !

    My spin

    Kamtan uk/spain

  • Trevor  On November 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Based on how generous we as Guyanese are towards foreign companies, we should be living longer than the rest of the entire world combined!

    Last I checked, the life expectancy of Guyanese born in Guyana from 1980-2000 is struggling at 70 years for men , and 74 for females.

    50 years ago, it was not common to see someone live past age 55, and if they did, they lived on to their 80s and 90s.

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