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Optimism and Health

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...

Fortune Cookie Wisdom: How Little Words Make A Big Difference

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Optimism has been shown to be an important part of good health and wellness. Without such sparks of inspiration or encouragement we can tend to forget that life can be more than just the daily grind of work and responsibility.

Does 'The Newsroom' Have Something to Offer the Sick Room?

Russ Gerber | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

While there are plenty of reasons given for the growing pessimism, there's an important case to be made for shifting one's focus and fostering an optimistic worldview.

Catherine Pearson

Could This Be The Secret To A Healthy Heart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers have made great strides in developing drugs and technologies to improve heart health, but the key to a healthy ticker may be far simpler. ...

Optimism Can Boost Your Immune System

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Optimism doesn't just boost your mood. According to new research, a glass-half-full attitude also strengthens the immune system. ...

Oprah Winfrey Gives Parkinson's A Much Needed Facelift

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

Parkinson's is often described with words such as "devastating," "disfiguring," "degenerative," "desperate" and "incurable." It's now time to stop referring to it in these ways.