December 8, 2016

NASTY, BRUTISH, SHORT-LIVED:

The Life-Extending Health Benefits of Optimism  (Tom Jacobs, 12/08/16, Pacific Standard)

A study that followed 70,000 women over eight years found those who maintained a positive attitude were significantly less likely than their pessimistic counterparts to succumb to cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, and infection.

While this is partly explained by the fact that optimists are more likely to engage in healthy behavior, it also provides additional evidence that a hopeful attitude has a direct, positive impact on our bodily systems.


Better or Worse Since the 1950s? Trump, Clinton Supporters at Odds over America's Past and Future (PRRI, Oct 25, 2016)

Two weeks before the presidential election, a new national survey from PRRI finds supporters of each presidential candidate view cultural changes in America since 1950 very differently: 72 percent of Donald Trump likely voters say American culture and way of life has changed for the worse since the 1950s while roughly as many (70 percent) Hillary Clinton likely voters say things have changed for the better since that time.

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