Since this item comes to us trippingly off of the tongue of the Daily Mail, feel free to take it with as many grains of salt as you think is wise given your hypertension, but a new survey of 20,000 cloudy-browed Britons and sunny-side-up Americans has found that Americans are really friendly and optimistic, while…
Feeling optimistic? Well, TERRIBLE NEWS — your optimism is decreasing the longevity of your life. Does that make you feel pessimistic? Then GREAT NEWS — pessimism may help you live longer. Feeling happy again? Well, fuck, you just started the whole cycle over again.
Scientists are now saying that people who age "best" have a "light-hearted, optimistic outlook on life."
As a longtime pessimist, I really hate hearing how much healthier optimists are. Now Time claims that the best outlook is actually "optimalism," which entails being optimistic while remaining "in touch with reality."
There's bad news today for pessimists, but they were already expecting that. According to a new study, women who are optimists live longer than those who are pessimistic.
Barack Obama has his first definitive lead in the polls, but it's not because America is full of optimists — or, at least the people parsing the polls don't think it is. Barbara Ehrenreich thinks we used to optimistic, though, and, in today's NY Times, she calls everyone out for not being realistically pessimistic…