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Thousands of Students Are Cheered By These Photos of an Optimistic Cloud Formation

Though it may have just been a coincidental cloud formation, students and internet users are being encouraged by a “thumbs up” in the sky.

Seeing a Glass As Half-Full May Say More About Someone’s Personality Than Just Being Optimistic

“Seeing the glass as half-full” rather than half-empty is supposed to be indicative of someone's optimism – but what about their personality?

Why You Should Be Optimistic About the Future

While the future may seem grim sometimes, this theoretical physicist has a few ideas on why we should feel optimistically about the years ahead.

Update: Billionaire Is “Optimistic” About Buying Island for Refugees

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is more optimistic than ever that he’ll soon buy an island where Syrian refugees can live. Here's an update...

Optimistic People Have Healthier Hearts, Study Finds

People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health...
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Optimistic Spouse Better for Partner’s Health

If your spouse expects good things to happen, you may be reap better health as a result. Having an optimistic spouse predicted better mobility and...
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Top Ten Benefits of Being Optimistic

If you are reading the Good News Network, you are probably an optimist. You make lemonade out of lemons. You see the glass half-full....

Americans Haven’t Been This Optimistic Since Jan 2007

The number of Americans who say things are going well in the country has reached 50% for the first time in more than six...
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Optimistic Outlook May Influence Cholesterol Levels in Midlife

Middle-aged people with a more optimistic outlook in life had higher levels of high-density lipoproteins and lower triglyceride levels than pessimists, according to a...
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UK Economy Shows Optimistic Signs

There is "reason for some optimism" for the UK economy, the Bank of England's deputy governor Charlie Bean said after last week's GDP figures...
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6 in 10 Americans Optimistic That Economy is Looking Up, Happier Than at Any Time Since 2008

Two-thirds of Americans are optimistic that they will be better off financially next year than they are now, according to a new USA Today/Gallup...
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6 in 10 Americans Optimistic That Economy is Looking Up, Happier Than at Any Time Since 2008

Two-thirds of Americans are optimistic that they will be better off financially next year than they are now, according to a new USA Today/Gallup...
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Positive, Optimistic Outlook Cuts Heart Attack Risk

"Scientists have long known that people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks," says an AP report....
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Women More Optimistic Than Men, Girlfriends Are Key

Midlife women are flourishing compared with men. Despite the daily gloom of economic predictions, women in midlife are more optimistic about their lives and...
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Women Small Businesses Owners are Optimistic, in a Mood to Hire

Despite the very real challenges that keep many small-business owners cautious, a recent survey of the Women Presidents’ Organization showed that these women-owned businesses...
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US Companies Optimistic About Growth, Half Say They Will Hire

Nearly three out of four U.S. companies expect revenue growth and nearly two-thirds expect increased profits for their businesses in the coming year, according...
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Optimistic Heart Patients Live Longer

Heart patients are more likely to survive if they have a positive outlook, according to research on more than 2,800 adults with heart disease....
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Dogs Can Be Optimistic or Pessimistic?

If your dog destroys the furniture when you are away, it could be a pessimist, researchers have concluded. A study has found that some...
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Study: Optimistic MBA Grads Can Find Jobs Faster, With Less Effort

We've seen the studies that show optimistic people are less likely to get heart and lung disease or breast cancer, and are generally...
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Being Positive and Optimistic Could Prevent Heart Attacks, Study Finds

Being happy and naturally optimistic cuts the risk of developing heart problems, say researchers. They found that those who are enthusiastic, contented and believe the...