Why Other-Help Beats Self-Help

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We all value good advice, but we may be focused on the wrong side of the coin. Our social network feeds are filled with inspirational quotes and comments. At work, our bosses give us appraisals and motivational speeches. At school, our teachers do the same. The truth is, when it comes to all this advice-giving, the adviser may be benefitting more than the advisee.



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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com