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EP 208 | April 18, 2024

"Kindness—It’s Good for You!" with Immaculata De Vivo and Daniel Lumera

We’ve long known that our kindnesses benefit others, but did you know that they also benefit our own health? In this episode, our hosts sit down with the coauthors of a new book, The Biology of Kindness: Six Daily Choices for Health, Well-Being, and Longevity (MIT Press, 2024), that lays out the ways that science has shown prosocial behaviors to benefit us.

This episode was recorded on February 29, 2024.

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