Take a breath. Doing a basic med­i­ta­tion on a busy day is good for your health—and it may help you be kinder, too. A new study from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sug­gests that people who med­i­tate are more likely to spon­ta­neously assist people in need (e.g., help a senior cross the street, hold the door). And you can do it any­time, any­where, says study author David DeSteno, Ph.D. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing for 15 min­utes, three times a week: “Even brief moments of med­i­ta­tion increase the odds that you’ll step up and help.”

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