We often talk about the positive impact of doing good. This article in the Chicago Tribune talks about how being generous has another benefit: improving your health. Studies indicate that the benefits are significant—lower blood pressure, lower risk of depression and anxiety, reduced cardiovascular risk, greater overall happiness and more. Proof that what you do matters—on more levels than one.
More good news from around the Web:
- You likely saw lots of photos of dogs in your social media feeds on Wednesday for National Dog Day. The Daily Herald shared this story of therapy dogs and their handlers making a difference at Northwest Community Hospital.
- The Chicago Public Education Fund announced a fellowship program supporting 20 top CPS principals in developing their skills and leadership approaches to increase principal retention within CPS (via Inside Philanthropy).
- A teenager from Palatine battling a brain tumor was treated to a dream day with Cubs players and coaches prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves, through the help of Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge (via Journal & Topics Newspaper).
- Little acts of kindness in a moment of need can mean a lot. When a fire destroyed Second City’s offices this week, iO Theater employees rushed to help.