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Be Happier: Spend More Money on Others

A round-up of recent research finds spending money on others can satisfy basic psychological needs and boost happiness.

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Bloodthirsty Charities

When it comes to blood donation, nothing matters more than message.

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Please Give? Sure, So Long as My Guy Wins

New research suggests Americans give more to charity when a member of their political party is in the White House.

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Liberal, Conservative, or Charitable: Politics Underpins How We Give

It’s not just super PACs—politics dictate how we donate to everyday charities, too.

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Help Black Children? Sure! Teens? Not So Much.

New research finds support for school projects differs according to the race and age of the recipients.

Not All Suffering Prompts Equal Generosity

Newly published research finds people give more generously to relief efforts following natural disasters, effectively penalizing the people caught up in man-made catastrophes.

Jewish Americans Win Alms Race

New research finds Jewish-American families are more likely than those of other faiths to give to charities focusing on basic needs such as food and shelter.

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Quick Studies

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014