Be It Resolved
The New York Times: IT’S still early in 2012, so let’s be optimistic. Let’s assume you have made a New Year’s resolution and have not yet broken it. Based on studies of past resolutions, here
Keep smiling… the world is doing fine, say American authors
The Guardian: A rash of optimistic books is being published in the US, as authors do their best to lift the gloom created by a news agenda dominated by world recession, wars, floods and famine.
Why We’re Lousy Predictors
Smart Money: Humans love predictions. We speculate for years about who will win the next presidential election. We fill out Final Four tournament brackets. We check the seven-day forecast even though the morning newscast is
Why The Trip Home Seems To Go By Faster
NPR: In 1969, astronaut Alan Bean went to the moon as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12. Although the trip going to the moon covered the same distance as the trip back, “returning from
Attitude Adjustment: Optimism Can Stave Off Stroke in Older Patients
ABC News: Looking on the brighter side of life just may save your life, according to new research from the University of Michigan. In a study of 6,000 adults over 50 with no history of
Gray Matters | Which is Better: A Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
Yahoo: In 1988, singer Bobby McFerrin encouraged an optimistic viewpoint in his hit song “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” Monty Python’s song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” from their 1979 film Monty Python’s