We're No. 1! In charitable giving that is...

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If you're in the middle of your holiday consumption hangover--buyer's remorse, eater's remorse--you can comfort yourself a bit today with the news that our nation of consumers is made up of givers as well. The World Giving Index's most recent study of world charitable giving finds the U.S. vaulting from fifth to first place when volunteering and monetary contributions are combined. Something to be proud of. Nice graphic on worldwide charitable giving here.

Then again, if you're feeling a little darker, you could read Vox Nova's Sam Rocha on why Donald Trump is the president we deserve. Ouch! (Reader beward: F-bomb warning.)