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Chinese Exercises Benefit Older Adults

Tai Chi and Qigong (chee-kung) combine simple, graceful movements and meditation. They are exercises believed to have positive, relaxing effects on a person’s mind,...
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Hope I Die Before I Get Old: Study Finds Older People Happier Than Anticipated

Back when he was 20 years old in 1965, rock star Pete Townshend wrote the line “I hope I die before I get old”...
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Soda Sales in Schools Voluntarily Slashed

Former President Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association negotiated a deal with the biggest beverage distributors in the U.S. whereby they will voluntarily...

UN Reports Positive Trends in Afghanistan

The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan reported encouraging economic growth for that struggling nation. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) has risen by...

The Aging Brain: It’s Smarter Than You Think

The book, The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older, by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, inspired several optimistic articles...

Optimism on the Rise for Tech Workers

Newsday reported April 13 on the trends, surveys and recent news that indicates, "The job drought that has plagued information-technology workers since the dot-com...
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Morals Guide Young Voters in their Politics

Harvard students published the results of their spring poll which measured the political ideals of college students today. The study showed that morality and...
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Optimism is Healthy

A 2006 Dutch study of elderly men found a lower risk for cardiovascular death for those identified as optimistic. The research found optimism to be...

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Cancer Rates Dropping; First Time in History

Study Brings Exciting Message of Hope: The chances of getting cancer are declining... and the chances of dying of cancer are declining even faster, reported...

Ted Turner Donates $1 Billion to the U.N.

"Trying to set a new standard for gallantry," billionaire Ted Turner announced to a delighted gathering of United Nations supporters that he would donate...