Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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How to spend your money on happiness

No matter how many times you click ‘buy’ online, spending money online to buy things isn’t necessarily going to make you a happier person. That, however, doesn’t mean that spending money, in general, can’t help make your life a bit happier. With a little conscious spending, you can Read More...

Babies show altruistic behavio

Babies show altruistic behavior by sharing food even when hungry

Altruism is acting out of concern for another’s well-being. Often, people behave altruistically when they see others in desperate circumstances and feel empathy and a desire to help. But when, and how, does that spirit of giving start? Well, new evidence shows that it may actually begin as early Read More...

African grey parrots are among

African grey parrots are among the smartest AND kindest in the animal kingdom

Humans and a few other mammals stand out among animals by showing acts of kindness and altruism towards others in need, but a new study suggests that some birds may also make it to the list of selfless animals. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have found that the African grey parrots Read More...

The altruism in economics: Get

The altruism in economics: Getting to the heart of money

Standard economic theory states that people are interested only in their own material gain. But new insights from behavioral economics show that altruism rather than avarice is our primary motivation. Jeremy Mercer | May 2009 issue [caption id="attachment_69636" align="alignleft" width="280"] Read More...

How to cut costs and keep your

How to cut costs and keep your employees

When the threat of job loss looms, many employers find they have a heart. Carmel Wroth | May 2009 issue Like any CEO in this economic climate, Paul Levy, who runs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, had to find a way to cut costs. He didn’t want to lay people off, so he did something Read More...