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Here Are A Few Things To Feel Optimistic About Right Now

Here Are A Few Things To Feel Optimistic About Right Now

From vaccine advancement to cleaner air, these positives are worth focusing on amid this coronavirus pandemic. It’s easy to get sucked into a vortex of bad news right now, since the vast majority of headlines are calling attention to all that’s going wrong in the world. There’s no denying the pandemic is tough on our physical and mental health, that people are dealing with all types of loss, and the overall situation is pretty dire and bleak. But we can…

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7 Elements of Wisdom That Can Make You Happier as You Age

7 Elements of Wisdom That Can Make You Happier as You Age

Despite aches and pains, the wisdom that comes with age can make you happier. Despite more physical aches and pains as we age—the ‘paradox of aging’ suggests that older people are generally more comfortable in their own skin, feel better about themselves, and grow happier in their lives year after year…decade after decade. Nora Ephron once said, “Looking back, it seems to me that I was clueless until I was about 50 years old.” As someone who just entered my…

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Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

Good news for the cheery: A Boston study published this month suggests people who tend to be optimistic are likelier than others to live to be 85 years old or more. That finding was independent of other factors thought to influence life’s length — such as “socioeconomic status, health conditions, depression, social integration, and health behaviors,” the researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health say. Their work appears in a recent…

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10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children. All of us have experienced some degree of abandonment, if only for a short time, and remember the painful and scary feeling that goes along with it. Whenever we are reminded of this…

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10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient Build Your Resilience and Coping Skills With These Tips Resilience can often mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your…

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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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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 Little Life Skills That Promise Success

5 Little Life Skills That Promise Success

Here’s good news: If you had a less-than-wonderful childhood, you can still have amazing success in life. How? It comes to do these little life skills. What makes us healthy, wealthy, and successful? It’s true that a nurturing upbringing, with lots of love, support, and opportunities for play, learning, and growth, seem to give people an advantage early in life. But that head start only goes so far. The rest of the recipe, according to new research, comes from you….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Porphyrophobia is the fear of the color purple. When people feel physically cold, they seek out psychological warmth, like watching a romantic movie that will make them feel warm inside. Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Eating mangos one hour…

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The Easiest Way To Kill Stress And Tension

The Easiest Way To Kill Stress And Tension

The simple instruction that reduces stress and increases energy and optimism. The easiest way to kill stress and tension is: Don’t be so hard on yourself! People who are more compassionate towards themselves experience less stress, new research finds. Self-compassion is also linked to more: optimism, feeling alive, and energy. The conclusions come from a study of students coping with their first year at college. Dr Katie Gunnell, the study’s first author, said: “Our study suggests the psychological stress students…

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