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Look on the bright side and maybe even live longer

Studies suggest that adopting a sunnier outlook may improve your health and even extend your life. In these turbulent times, it’s sometimes a struggle to maintain a glass-half-full view of life. But if you can, it may serve you well. A growing body of research links optimism—a sense that all will be well—to a lower risk for mental or physical health issues and to better odds of a longer life. …

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