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Charity Will Transform Your Life and Make You Happy

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It’s better to give than to receive, the old cliché tells us, but why is this true? Is this some sort of Puritanical message designed to purge us of the sin of selfishness? Or could this old saying hold the secret to something more? Giving does more than just make us better people, says author and philanthropy advisor Jenny Santi. The act of giving, Santi says, holds a transformative power—it’s “the most satisfying thing you’ll ever do.” And in her new book The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Transformative Power of Giving (Tarcher Books; October 27, 2015), she gives us a look at all the ways that giving can change our lives. Santi has spent her…

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