Optimists Live Longer

A recent study shows that being optimistic may lead to living longer.   In a study of 100,000 women, those rated optimistic were 14% less likely to die than pessimists during the study’s first eight years. Why do optimists live longer?  The science doesn’t quite tell us but one theory presented is that “Optimists have strong social… Continue Reading >

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Optimism Can Make You Rich

In a recent study of 5,000 individuals, those individuals classified as “wealthy” possessed common traits like optimism, resilience, grit, and curiosity.  Jean Chatzky, auther of The Difference and commissioner of the study, also shares a few more of the benefits of humor in a Reader’s Digest interview: “…optimism is a wealth magnet.  Study after study… Continue Reading >

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