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A new series of studies, conducted among clients of a soup kitchen, suggests an intervention that can help poor people break the vicious cycle of poverty.
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Helping others is a noble thing that can infuse one’s life with purpose. However, recent research suggests that helping others can lead people to negatively evaluate your actions if by helping others you also help yourself.
Professor Christopher Hsee, in an interview for our “Inside the Science of Purpose” series: “As a child, I loved drawing and derived great joy from drawing… I feel the same about doing research.”
How can you get yourself to indulge less in the things that you “want” and do more of the things you “should” do? A study conducted at a gym proposes “temptation bundling” as a new method to tackle the self-control challenge.