Pessimism

Hope I die before I get (too) old

Hope I die before I get (too) old

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When it comes to life spans, we are the chosen ones.

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

Life expectancy: A reason to wipe that smile off your face

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Even after a few weeks, it still seems like a bad joke. Maybe something pulled from the front page of The Onion, the satirical newspaper that has been lampooning revered subjects for years.

Cheer up: Negative view of pain treatment actually affects outcome, researchers find

Whether you perceive the glass as half-full or half-empty could impact the way you react to pain and other medical treatments, according to a new study into the effects of negative thinking.