Why Good Things Happen to Good People
How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving
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Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Stephen G. Post
Book DescriptionA longer life. A happier life. A healthier life. Above all, a life that matters so that when you leave this world, you ll have changed it for the better. If science said you could have all this just by altering one behavior, would you? Dr. Stephen Post has been making headlines by funding studies at the nation s top universities to prove once and for all the life-enhancing benefits of caring, kindness, and compassion. The exciting new research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life-satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly affected. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased. In their life-changing new book, "Why Good Things Happen to Good People," Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with profoundly moving real-life stories to show exactly how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The astounding new research includes a fifty-year study showing that people who are giving during their high school years have better physical and mental health throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer than those who don t. Helping others has been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest. "Why Good Things Happen to Good People" offers ten ways to give of yourself, in four areas of life, all proven by science to improve your health and even add to your life expectancy. (And not one requires you to write a check.) The one-of-a-kind Love and Longevity Scale scores you on all ten ways, from volunteering to listening, loyalty to forgiveness, celebration to standing up for what you believe in. Using the lessons and guidelines in each chapter, you can create a personalized plan for a more generous life, finding the style of giving that suits you best. The astonishing connection between generosity and health is so convincing that it will inspire readers to change their lives in ways big and small. Get started today. A longer, healthier, happier life awaits you."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780767920186
(202mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen G. Post
Altruism and Health, Hardback (June 2007)
Does a kindly, charitable interest in others have health benefits for the agent, particularly when coupled with helping behaviours? This book provides heuristic models, from evolution and neuroscience, to explain the association between altruism and health, and examines potential public health and practical implications of the data.
Fountain of Youth, Hardback (April 2004)
What if modern scientists could find the modern equivalent to the Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon sought? This book addresses this question by exploring the ramifications of possible anti-aging interventions on both individual and collective life.
Altruism and Altruistic Love, Hardback (March 2002)» View all books by Stephen G. Post
Evolutionary, neurological, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behaviour are examined in this work. The guide establishes a framework by presenting an overview, a review of contemporary research, and various debates, as well as possible future directions.
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Author Biography - Stephen G. Post
Stephen Post, PhD, is a professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University s School of Medicine. He is president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and his work has appeared in top journals such as "JAMA," "Science," and "The Lancet." Jill Neimark is a journalist, novelist, and former features editor for "Psychology Today" whose work has appeared in "The New York Times," " The" "Economist," and "Discover.""
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