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Several studies have linked the use of social media too often with depression, but there are some apps that will help you turn that frown upside down. Lindsey Granger has three that will help you find happiness by making a positive change to the world around you.
This is a mobile application that allows people to make targeted donations to items requested by street homeless individuals. The free app alerts users when a homeless person with a wish list is in their immediate area. It’s set up like a registry so users can donate cash toward any of the needs listed.
The free app aims to get children doing tasks that research has shown can build empathy. Things like helping an elderly woman cross the street, soothing a crying baby and walking away from an angry person. Researchers had children 10-17 play with the app instead of a standard game. After just two months they were more likely to help others.
This is a free iPhone and Android app that lets you to earn money for charity while running, biking or walking. Just swipe the screen to pick a charity. Bikers earn 10 cents per mile and walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile. This helps spread the word, encouraging more people to get moving.
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