Muhammad Babangida is a committed philanthropist from Nigeria

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How to Grow a Heart for Philanthropy

Philanthropy is about giving one’s time, energy, and money to a good cause. It can be daunting to think about doing it, but it’s also achievable if you have the necessary resources and know how to make a difference. Do not let the thoughts of famous individuals such as Angelina Jolie deter you. Small gestures such as donating a few dollars can make a significant impact.


Like other new habits you cultivate, philanthropy can be done in small steps. Once you have decided what matters most, start by joining forces with other individuals or groups. You can also start by contributing to established charitable organizations such as St. Jude’s or Angel Heart.


Philanthropy doesn’t have to involve giving money or things; it can still be doing something nice for others. For instance, volunteering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity can be a great way to give back to the community. 


Although people tend to give to charitable groups during the holidays, charitable organizations need help all year long.


Suppose you’re passionate about homelessness or hunger. In that case, you can help those in need by donating money to local food shelters or bringing bags of nutritious snacks and toiletries for those experiencing this need. If you are interested in addressing it on a larger scale, you can join a civic group or donate to organizations working on the same cause.


There are numerous philanthropic opportunities that individuals and corporations can enjoy. Look for a volunteer services department near you. They are responsible for coordinating individuals who give their time to the organizations. Anyone 16 years old and older can join The Denver Health Foundation, which also accepts monetary donations to support various initiatives.


One of the essential advantages of philanthropy is that it can help boost one’s happiness level. Doing something nice for others can increase one’s confidence and make you more satisfied with life. Doing something as simple as helping a fellow worker can also improve one’s inner happiness. Being kind is the best way to feed your philanthropic heart.  

How Music Affects the Brain

Music is one of the most influential factors in our lives. It can influence us daily in achieving our goals in life, especially in each day’s work or study. Although, at times, it can have an adverse effect on you when used excessively with no specific objective (e.g., addiction), music still affects every person’s brain. This article highlights five ways how music affects the brain.


  1. Music reduces stress:


Tension, anxiety, and stress can be overwhelming in our daily activities. Music is a good way to alleviate the feeling of tension in everyday stressful activities. Listening to music releases dopamine which is associated with pleasure. This leads to relaxation or peace of mind, which reduces or relieves stress.


  1. Music relieves pain:


Many studies have been done on the effects of music in relieving pain. It has been found that listening to music can reduce the feeling of pain altogether! Some results from a study show that infants feel less pain when exposed to classical music than those not exposed. This applies more to adults, with scientific evidence showing that many surgeries were performed without anesthesia when patients listened to their favorite songs or melodies!


  1. Improves mood:


Music affects your emotions and mood in different ways each day. When you listen to sad songs, it makes you feel sympathy for the artist and makes you feel down in times of hardship. If you play upbeat and happy songs, you will be happier and motivated to achieve your goals in life.


  1. Music reduces mental fatigue:


Mental fatigue can be caused by certain factors like stress, anxiety, and many more. Some research shows that music has the ability to reduce the tiredness of the brain, which leads to concentration in accomplishing your goals. This is attributed to the fact that when you listen to music, your mind gets absorbed into it without noticing or thinking about anything else other than what you are listening to.


  1. Helps in learning:


If people want to learn something new, listening to music while studying helps them memorize easier because of its fast rhythm. Also, listening to melodies or songs that remind you of a particular person or thing while studying will help you remember that person or thing better!




In a nutshell, music is a tool that should be used daily to bring the best out of us. With this knowledge, we can now apply it in our lives and see how it helps us achieve our big or small goals.

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