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10 Apps That Appeal to the Best and Worst in Human Nature


Developers keep spinning out new programs for our smartphones, offering small insights into our culture with every new title.

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL According to a recent report by Nielsen, the average smartphone contains 41 apps. While the research shows that the most popular apps are familiar names such as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), YouTube (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Gmail, there are now more than 500,000 apps available for download in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) app store. While some of them promote altruistic actions, there are also many apps out there that play into our darker, more sinister sides.

Five Apps That Appeal to Our Best Instincts

1. Find Recycling
Everyone knows recycling is an easy way to help out the planet. The problem is, not everyone knows where to find the nearest recycling location. It's one thing to recycle basic products such as scrap paper and glass bottles, but where do you take that ancient television or outdated cell phone? Cue Find Recycling, a $0.99 app by Elbatrop that helps you locate your closest recycling point in 15 different countries, including Germany, France, and the US. A map capability is built into the program to further simplify the process.
2. Charity Miles
Charity runs are no longer the only way to raise money for good causes. With Charity Miles, a new, free app, you can log miles for the charity of your choice even during your solo runs. Just take your smartphone with you and the app tracks your distance, donating $0.25 for every mile run and $0.10 for every mile biked. Charity Miles offers nearly 10 different charities to which you can choose to contribute, including Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, and The Nature Conservancy. The app was founded by Gene Gurkoff, who previously worked with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to raise money for Parkinson's Disease research.

3. Pay It Forward
Created by the Worldwide Pay It Forward Movement, the Pay It Forward app allows you to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you. For $0.99, the app sends daily suggestions of ways you can spread kindness. An example: "Leave a copy of a really great book you have read in a café for someone else to enjoy."

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