happiness

Can Optimism Add Years to Your Life?

October 15, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health factors were often omitted from longevity metrics. We know how influential diet is to this equation and the same can be [...]

Do Optimistic People Sleep Better?

July 16, 2020

Optimists live longer than pessimists and have a lower risk of chronic disease—this has been scientifically validated on multiple occasions. A reason for optimists having [...]

Do Optimistic People Live Longer?

April 8, 2020

Individuals with higher levels of optimism are more likely to live longer compared to pessimistic people, reaching the age of 85 or older. This finding is a result of a 30 [...]

Can Owning a Dog Make You Live Longer?

October 9, 2019

Owning a dog has been linked to a longer life and a lower chance of dying of a heart problem, according to a pair of studies. The research published in the American Heart [...]

Can Smiling Really Make You Happier?

April 17, 2019

Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new paper published in Psychological Bulletin. Coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, [...]

Can Placebo Pills Actually Work?

August 29, 2018

For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and [...]
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