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Optimism

Are Positive People Really Healthier?

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Men's Journal Perpetual optimists claim that their cheery dispositions bring them better health. It turns out that theory i...

The Opportunity In The Difficulty

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Climate change can bring out the best in us and help reinvigorate our economy. That's usually not the headline of a story about climate change, but it's a headline we can write if we want to.

6 Tricks To Becoming A More Positive Thinker

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." -- William Shakespeare When something goes horribly wrong, our emotions hardly fee...

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

Unleashing American Optimism

Dan Glickman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Confidence in institutions, particularly government, is dipping dangerously low. If it goes much further we may end up in an unbreakable spiral whereby America becomes a helpless, passive entity in the world. Rather than wallow in our pessimism or aim for small, incremental solutions, we need to do things that captivate people's minds.

How To Be The Most Positive Person In The Room

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

No one wants to be -- or be around -- a Negative Nancy. Positive people encourage others to be happier and more comfortable with themselves because th...

Love Is A Myth

Brian Finkelstein | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Finkelstein

I am a cynical cliché of a man. And, like most misanthropes, what has fueled my pessimism -- ironically -- is my optimism. When you go through life expecting intelligence, honesty and fairness, but you get the Tea Party, McSalads, and Prop 8... you tend to become a bitter grump.

9 Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Mountains

Steven Clough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Steven Clough

You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.

The New Optimism: Nick Troiano and Redesigning Congress

Zac Hill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Zac Hill

Much has been made about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll suggesting that over three quarters of Americans do not believe their children will have a better life than they do.

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...

Without a Net

Leigh Roche | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

Life will force us into circumstances and places we may not always feel we fit. How we adapt and remain flexible, grateful, and also humble is crucial to not only our happiness but for our survival.

7 Ways To Practice Positivity And Optimism Every Day

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Positive and optimistic people lead themselves by constantly finding encouragement within their soul. The more you give out positively, the more you get back. Here are my seven essential mantras that I find helpful to keep myself on a positive track.

Give Someone a Break

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If I'm going to buy into the "people are in pain; give them a break" mindset, and encourage others to do so, I have to apply it to myself and recognize that there are good reasons from my own life why I've been unable to be my ideal self in many situations.

The Power of Learned Optimism

Marina Gomberg | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My wife, Elenor, and I are among the plaintiffs in one of Utah's two marriage equality lawsuits ping-ponging its way up the judicial system. Our case is seeking the State's recognition of the roughly 1,300 couples who married this last winter.

A Plea to Millenials Who Care About Israel and Palestine

Brandon Faske | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Brandon Faske

Let's acknowledge and condemn the loss of any innocent life, whether it be Israeli or Palestinian. Let's encourage political leaders not to take sides but to help us find the middle ground. Let's read and then make up our minds, rather than making up our minds then reading.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Multiple Blood Clots Freed Me at 32

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Alessia ROSSI

My mother is the most inspiring woman on earth for me. In 2010, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body for...

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have (And How To Banish Them For Good)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Literature on how to lead a happier life is endless. We spend time poring over words on how to lead joyful existences -- and while there are certain h...

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

12 Strategies To Embrace Change And Ignite Transformation In Your Organization

Terri Wallin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

First of all we must learn not to be afraid of transformational change or to change transformationally. Sometimes fear stops us in our tracks -- the old adage "what if I fail" prevails if we let it.

The Limits of Reagan's Optimism

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Reagan projected an inclusive form of optimism for certain citizens. Yet Reagan's was far from universal and shut out too many Americans.

5 Things My Son Is Learning From His Father

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Fatherhood is full of ups and downs; it's rarely a smooth ride. Life has thrown my husband, Noah, some of fatherhood's most joyful and tragic experiences.

The Life Lesson We Can All Take From The Fresh-Faced High School Grads

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Need inspiration? Take a page from the young high school graduates and it will remind you of something we all need more of - a degree if innocence, optimism, belief and adventure... We, as adults, have lost sight of the wonder, the hopefulness, the vision and the world of opportunity that we once looked through the lenses of when we were younger.

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 ...