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Why helping others is good for your mental health during quarantine and 10 easy ways to do it

23 Apr 2020

A stress management expert says many of us feel a sense of control over chaos when we feel we are doing something to help others in times of need.

Times of crisis historically have brought humanity together to help each other survive and get through difficult and challenges. Some research contends that as a species, we are hardwired for a certain degree of altruism, which is rooted in feelings of compassion and empathy, and driven by an evolutionary need to survive. Neuroscientist Donald Pfaff of the Laboratory of Neuroscience and Behavior at The Rockefeller University in New York City, argues that brain biology compels us to be kind.

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