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The Doubting Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.15.2016 | Science
Dr. Karen Becker

Most people tend to think dogs are just naturally happy creatures, always ready for a good time. But an Australian study suggests that some dogs are a...

The Difference Between Optimists And Pessimists In One Perfect Comic

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living

The split between optimists and pessimists is pretty much night and day. Optimists generally approach life with a positive outlook, while pessimists t...

5 Strategies To Help You Close The Confidence Gap

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Whether you want to stand up to your annoying sister-in-law or just raise your hand more in meetings, here are five strategies to practice to close the confidence gap:

Highly Optimistic People Do These 10 Things

Daniella Whyte | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniella Whyte

The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.

How I Wrote a James Bond Music (in My Dream). The Rise of a Writer

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 03.09.2017 | Entertainment
Adeyemi Adetilewa

This is not what you think it is.

The Difference Between Being Optimistic And Being Irrational

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.10.2016 | OWN

There's optimism and then there's irrational optimism. That's what happiness researcher Shawn Achor says. He's spent years studying the topic, and in ...

3 Harsh Lessons For The Eternal Optimist

Jamie Cornell | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Jamie Cornell

I returned from Las Vegas last night -- my hubby and I were lucky to steal a long weekend alone for the first time in nearly three years. It was wonderful for us to get away together, but more painful for my psyche than it should have been.

Manos Gavras is busy - acting, writing, etc.

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 01.01.2017 | Entertainment
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Some people are easy to introduce. You can say things like, "This is so-and-so; he's a chef." But how can you introduce somebody who doesn't have only...

Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

View post on imgur.com HA! I know how that dude feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a ve...

3 Easy Steps to Becoming an Optimist

Noelle Nelson | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

You're convinced, being an optimist is the way to go. But beyond the old adage "See the glass half full" how do you do it? Here are three quick, easy steps to becoming an optimist.

Why Optimism Helps Your Business

Chelsea Berler | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Chelsea Berler

I consider myself one of those lucky (perhaps even truly blessed) people who believes I can do anything I set my mind to... and trust me - it was never easy. I grew up on food stamps, was dealt a hand that most people would run away from.... and I still became a successful CEO.

Why Americans Are So Optimistic

The Atlantic | Jared Keller | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

For centuries, visitors to the United States have been struck by the boundless optimism of its people. Recent research bears out the stereotype, confi...

What's Your EIQ?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There are a great many available tests and inventories that can assess your level of emotional intelligence, and we've added our own to this list and offer it here, with the understanding that it is not meant to be used as a clinical or diagnostic tool, but rather as a means to informally assess the strengths and weaknesses that you possess in regard to areas of your life that are relevant to EI.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What's Wrong With Being Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The practice of open-mindedness and reflection is enormously valuable particularly in our close relationships. But I won't kid you, it can be very difficult for those of us who have been attached to being right. It is freeing, but humbling.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

How To Be Optimistic, According To Science

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Should you see a glass as half empty or half full? If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say, there's a clear answer to...

6 Things Every Optimist Believes

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

What if the solution to being happier and healthier depended on how much liquid you thought was in a glass? If you approach reality with a glass-ha...

Views From Down Under

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Negativity Negativity, what is that? Why do some of us let this powerful force spiral us downward into a void of darkness and negativity, sucking the...

The 6 Secrets Of Eternal Optimists

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The flowers and birds offer a picturesque scene, yet you’re in a funk. You’re not finding things to look forward ...

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

Biased by Hope

Andrew Morgan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Good News
Andrew Morgan

The future is far from bleak. In fact I believe it is now brighter than ever before. Not brightened by an absence of darkness, but rather by the growing belief in the constant presence of hope.

An Open Letter to Pessimists (AKA the Internet)

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.09.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

I used to lament not being able to follow my dreams. But hey, I had to work. I had a house to pay for. I had two car notes. I had a wife to support. I had it all. Except happiness. I look back on it now, and I know that I had no idea how miserable a person I really was back then.

How To Get Into An 'Optimistic Flow'

Erika Finn | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Finn

Whether it's a failed relationship, a bad career move, or a project that went bust, stuff happens in life and we often can't control the outcome. We can, though, learn to go a little more with the flow.

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...