Research shows that optimism is correlated with various good outcomes: higher life expectancy, better recovery rates, success at work. But is optimism a personality trait, or could it be learned? ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: There’s a lot of research showing that optimism is correlated with all kinds of good outcomes like More
Here’s a good reason to turn that frown upside down: Optimistic people live as much as 15% longer than pessimists, according to a new study spanning thousands of people and 3 decades. Scientists combined data from two large, long-term studies: one including 69,744 women and another of 1429 men, all More
NPR: Older women who look on the bright side of life were less likely to die in the next several years than their peers who weren’t as positive about the future. The research, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Epidemiology, is the latest to find an association between a More
The Washington Post: Democrats finished their party convention in Philadelphia celebrating their monopoly on optimism. Under the headline “Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party Reclaims Morning in America,” the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky wrote: “Donald Trump, and the millions who voted for him, turned the Republican Party into a party of rage More
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