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What is the impact of being kind on our bodies and lifespan?

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The Biology of Kindness

Immaculata De Vivo and Daniel Lumera, translated by Fabio De Vivo

MIT Press (first published in Italian in 2020)

We tend to think about kindness as a quality that helps others, not ourselves. But a new book, The Biology of Kindness: Six daily choices for health, well-being, and longevity

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, unpicks the impact of being kind on our bodies and lifespan, as well as the effect of four other traits and behaviours – optimism, forgiveness,…



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