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Give 'til it helps.
The gist: Give until you succeed, says Adam Grant, PhD, author of Give and Take, which explains how generosity encourages you to flourish—not fail—even in the toughest environments.

One weird thing to do that may actually work: Buy mom some cashmere socks. Researchers at the Harvard Business School, the University of British Columbia and the University of Liège found that purchasing anything for someone else—as long as it's within the very affordable price range of $5 to $20—makes you happier than buying the same item for yourself.
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