Imagine if every time you did something kind, somebody took notice and rewarded you for it. Would that compel you to perform more good deeds? Maybe be a nicer person all together? Londoner Liz Akers is optimistic that it might – and has set up a system to find out. Akers has started a “benevolence movement” in her city through a simple good deeds and rewards system: see a stranger do a kind thing and hand him a “niceties token” with a URL on it where he can register himself and his good deed. Everyone who receives a token and signs up becomes a member of Team Nice, a group of – you guessed it – really nice people. So far, the movement is 500 strong and growing. It would be interesting to see it jump the pond and see how far the Network of Nice could spread on these mean streets…

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