Your Brain’s Binary Bias, How to Choose Charities, and Why Dogs Look Like Their Owners

Learn about why your brain jumps to extremes; why dogs really do look like their owners; and how to choose the best charitable cause for your next donation.

Without a doubt, donating to charity is a fantastic way to support a cause that matters to you. Not only does giving to charity help someone or something in need, it also makes us feel good about ourselves. However, there are so many charities out there it can be difficult to narrow down your decision about which charities to support.

One method that has been proven to influence our decisions about which charities to donate to is the use of a fundraising letter. You can learn more about why charities send fundraising letters by checking out this fascinating article from the GoFundMe website. How do you decide which charities to donate to? Be sure to let us know as we would love to hear your thoughts on this intriguing topic.

That being said, in this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

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