- New Year, new resolutions
Did you know that research shows charitable giving boosts happiness and reduces stress? Giving makes you happy. Studies have found that when people gave, stress hormones dissipated more quickly in their blood. When you act out of compassion, the negative feelings in your life are replaced by good — the good that comes from helping others and from always looking for more good to do. So this year, remember that helping others can actually help you help yourself.