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    How Best to Give Charity, and Ourselves, a Lift

    As a glass-half-full kinda guy — and one who’s humbled by the impact my charitable foundation (vonmiller.org) has had on so many — I was surprised to learn that our natural desire to give to a cause that has meaning to us often leads us to make choices that are less impactful than others. Apparently, the act of writing a relatively small check may be far more effective than donating many hours of time to the same cause. Fortunately, one of my core beliefs is still very true: It is better to give than to receive. It actually makes us happier!

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