Just about everyone who wasn’t born yesterday has heard the sage, Biblical advice that it is better to give than it is to receive. But what does that really mean? For some people, the thought of being on the receiving end of a gift, a pleasant surprise, or good news is right up there among some of the best feelings in the world! For others, the experience of being in a position to bring joy to another trumps the experience of receiving a gift from someone else. In fact, one could argue that giving a gift that helps another or otherwise brings joy is almost a gift unto itself.
Science has only recently begun to confirm what many people have long thought was true; it truly is better to conceive! Several research studies from a variety of independent sources have indicated that volunteering i