Snark Kills

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According to new research, optimistic women live longer, and have overall better health, than their pessimistic peers. Researchers also reported that "cynically hostile" women were at a higher risk of dying during the eight-year study. [LiveScience]

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To quote my mother the other day—

"It bothers me that most people would consider you a pessimist. I wouldn't! You're one of the most optimistic people I know because you understand how things can be better. Not accepting whatever crap comes out doesn't make you pessimistic, it makes you smart."

I love my mom.