Do you get a strange jolt of pleasure when you find the perfect gift for someone? What about when you volunteer to work for a shelter or donate money to your favorite charity? If you're not really the giving type, science says you should give it a shot.
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During the holiday season, people feel temporarily charged to give back and help others. 00:41
When we give to others without expecting something in return, our brain releases a plethora of good-feeling hormones. 01:12
One study found elderly people who helped others had stronger hearts and more longevity. 01:42
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