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How Well You Age Is All About Attitude, Says New Global Study

How Well You Age Is All About Attitude, Says New Global Study

VANCOUVER—A simple shift in attitude could improve a lot for the world’s elderly population, according to a new global study. That’s because how well we age is connected to how we view old age, the study stated, noting those with a positive attitude toward old age are likely to live longer — up to eight years — than their negative counterparts. And older people in countries with low levels of respect for seniors are at risk for worse mental and…

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The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

We shortchange our well-being by reserving this resource just for Thanksgiving. “When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening and I protested as loudly as I could, but suffering happened anyway. Now, in retrospect I see the way in which it deepened my being immeasurably.” ~Ram Dass It’s…

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Key To Willpower Lies In Believing You Have It In Abundance

Key To Willpower Lies In Believing You Have It In Abundance

North Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts – an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, a new study suggests. More than 1,100 North Americans and 1,600 Europeans – including 775 Swiss and 871 German-speaking adults – participated in the study, which tested the validity of a widely used psychological assessment tool called the Implicit Theory of Willpower for Strenuous Mental Activities Scale….

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Study Shows Why It’s Massively Important to Have a Good Attitude

Study Shows Why It’s Massively Important to Have a Good Attitude

Positive thinking may reduce your risk of this deadly disease Could a grin on your face be your ticker’s saving grace?  In a new study at Penn State University, scientists looked at more than 1,000 people with coronary heart disease over a 5-year period. Patients who reported having higher levels of positive emotions like determination, excitement, and enthusiasm were more likely to exercise, sleep better, and avoid smoking. Not surprisingly, those three measures can all reduce your risk of heart…

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8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

There are different personality traits people possess which pretty much map out how their lives unfold. Each of you have developed certain habits and emotional masks that determine how you deal with your life and the people in it. You may not even notice it, but certain habits have the ability to keep you happy while the others can make you downright miserable. Here are 8 habits that can suck happiness out of your life. 1. Not Forgiving Yourself Let’s…

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10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

Super agers are a group of older adults who have cognitive abilities on par with people decades younger than them. From what you should eat to how you should exercise and who you should spend your time with, these are things they’re doing on the regular. Never smoke Smoking will trim off up to a dozen years of your life, suggests 2013 research in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, if you never smoked, you’re twice as likely…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  Psychology says, when we’re constantly wishing for something, we overlook everything we already have. The mushrooms in Mario games are based on a real species called ‘Amanita Muscaria’ that when eaten, make people feel like they’re growing.   Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one. Drinking white or green tea every day will minimize the environmental damage done to your skin, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Happy Friday!  source:…

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Why the Grass is Never Greener and How to Be Happy Today

Why the Grass is Never Greener and How to Be Happy Today

Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth. Just think how far we’ve come in the past 100 years—especially when you look at what we have today compared with our great grandmothers’ generation. My great grandmother married very young, lived in the same place her whole life, and had 11 children. She never had a “career” and never got a chance to go on a vacation. Her life was hard, poor, and lacking in any real opportunity. I wonder if she ever dreamed about moving…

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The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude. Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years. Aging: It’s in Your Mind Growing older brings with it some natural changes (think those creaky knees). But folks who see good years ahead and who don’t…

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5 Things To Give Up Right Now (Even If You Don’t Want To)

5 Things To Give Up Right Now (Even If You Don’t Want To)

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.” Ludwig van Beethoven Giving up anything we’ve come to embrace (consciously or not) as part of ourselves is often a tough endeavor. Compiling a list of things that each one of us “shouldn’t do” is hard too, by the way. But we digress. It is our sincere belief that giving up the 5 things on this list will lead to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling…

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