Yes, People Do Want to Become Better People!


Chicago, IL—2020 marks the start of a new decade and, hopefully, increasing kindness. Kate Hanley, author of How to Be a Better Person, says that, in the last decade, the most popular New Year’s resolution in America wasn’t to stop smoking, eat less, or exercise more. Rather, most people said that they wanted to be a better person. Altruism is the desire to take an interest in someone else’s welfare—and not just those within one’s own circles.

According to psychologists, altruism, an important aspect of society, is exhibited by those with ethical and moral values. Will kindness toward others, the animals, and the Earth increase as the decade progresses? We hope so!


This fun, enlightening book features 401 everyday activities to help you become a better person and make a positive impact on the people around you.

How to Be a Better Person is a unique and practical guide that can help you easily turn your good intentions into meaningful actions. Each activity serves as a daily inspiration for you to make a positive impact in your home, community, and relationships. With exercises designed to foster cheerfulness, kindness, generosity, gratitude, acceptance and inclusion, integrity, and honesty, you can learn how easy it is to be the person you’ve always wanted to be.


Kate Hanley is an author, writer, and host of the How to Be a Better Person podcast. She’s been quoted in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Fortune, and has appeared on the Today show, where she noticed seconds before the cameras started rolling that her sweater was on backwards. Kate lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and two kids. Visit her at, on Twitter at @KateHan, or on Instagram @KateHanleyAuthor.