I Tried One Week of ‘Practicing Positivity’ to Cure My Hater Brain
Even I’m sick of my bullshit at this point. Could meditation, gratitude, and a little more smiling actually change my attitude?
‘Why Does Being Told to Stay Positive Piss Me Off So Much?’
Looking on the bright side doesn’t actually work for everyone.
Pessimists Die Two Years Younger Than Optimists, According to Study
New research suggests that negative-minded people are more likely to develop life-threatening diseases.
Neuroscientists Find That It's Easier to Be a Pessimist
The brain is quicker to judge something as negative, because it’s easier than reframing to positive thinking.
The Surprisingly Positive Effects of Being a Pessimist
Author and professor Eugene Thacker tells us about how pessimism can be a form of self-help.
Later Losers, We’re Leaving this Planet Behind
At least, that’s the message both science and popular culture seem to be sending.
It's Not Just You: Literally Everyone Expects the Worst, Study Says
According to new research, optimists and pessimists alike brace for the worst while waiting for news.
How Pessimism Can Impact Your Health
Last week, a study led by researchers in Finland on the health and wellbeing of older people in the country found that pessimism "seems to be a substantial risk factor for death" from heart disease. We talked with a psychology professor about the...
No, Human Beings Are Not Naturally Optimistic, Study Says
New research challenges the idea that human beings are innately optimistic about their own lives. We speak to the researchers to find out why we’re all much saner than previously thought.
What Happens When a Pessimist Dates an Optimist
It's the end of the world, and I feel fine about feeling wretched. My girlfriend, not so much.