I very much enjoyed these pieces (esp on “paying it forward”), but unfortunately must note their major fail as science journalism. Unless I missed it, you never asked the one question every responsible science reporter must ask regarding any reported result in social psychology[1]: “Has this been replicated?”

[1]: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/07/replication_controversy_in_psychology_bullying_file_drawer_effect_blog_posts.html