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Monday, July 23, 2018

Science Shows Giving Leads to Happiness


There’s no doubt that doing good makes us feel good. But, did you know that science has actually proven that generosity leads to an increase in happiness better health? Research has even found that it may be as effective at lowering blood pressure as medication or exercise. 

To celebrate this fun fact, here are a few highly-rated science-focused charities you can definitely feel good about donating to.


Science Friday Initiative
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Your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science

For more than 25 years, Science Friday Initiative has introduced top scientists to public radio listeners. The Initiative is more than just a radio program. They produce award-winning videos, web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. They like to say, “They’re brain fun for curious people.”

Society for Science & the Public
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Inform. Educate. Inspire.

The Society for Science and the Public is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education, and scientific research. They are committed to promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. The Society is dedicated to providing concise, accurate, and inspirational science news and opportunities to their community of 100,000 members, 50,000 program alumni, and millions of unique web visitors.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Cherishing knowledge, shaping the future

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences serves the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. As one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. The Academy produces a number of publications and offers several fellowship programs for teachers and researchers.

Carnegie Institution for Science
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Supporting research in the Earth, space, and life sciences

In 1902, Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington as an organization for scientific discovery. He intended to create a home for exceptional individuals--men and women with imagination and extraordinary dedication, working on the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists explore plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. They seek answers to questions to questions about the structure of our universe, our origins, the behavior and transformation of matter, the function of genes, and so much more.

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Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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