Why Being Generous Is So Good For You (Infographic)

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Generosity becomes a buzzword as the year winds down, but it's always nice to give to others. But have you ever wondered why bestowing gifts feels just as good — if not better — to the giver as it does the recipient?

It turns out that we humans get some serious benefits from altruism, which is great news for humanity! The folks over at Happify have put together an infographic detailing some of these benefits, and suffice it to say that being on the receiving end of gifts is nice, but giving is as good as getting.

Check out what happens when you give, and maybe you'll be inspired to spread some more generous cheer. It's good for you!

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