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Generosity Makes You Happier

Surprising as it may sound, studies have shown that those of us who donate money to charity are significantly happier than those who do not. In fact, giving away your money can bring happiness gains equal to a doubling in your annual income! All this and more is explored in Infectious Generosity, the new book by TED founder Chris Anderson, who makes a compelling case for giving away more of your money. Not convinced? Find out more in our exclusive extract over on our members hub now. And of course, if you’d like to donate to the ESU – if only for your own happiness – you can do so here.


Chris Anderson speaking at a TED conference in Vancouver 2023. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

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