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Benefits of volunteering: This may be the time to cash in

New Briefs We often report that volunteering helps brighten your mood and improve your social life. Here’s another reason to volunteer: a study published online Aug. 8, 2016, by BMJ Open found that volunteering seems to confer greater benefits for general well-being in middle and older age than earlier in life. Researchers analyzed the answers to a questionnaire given to adults in 5,000 households in Great Britain over a period of about 20…

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