A new longitudinal study investigating whether a person’s level of happiness affects their cognitive health as they age strongly suggests that the happier you are, the less likely you are of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. While there have been previous … [Read more...] about Study: Boosting happiness slows down cognitive decline
25 Intelligent Optimists
Ode asked 25 famous people–Hollywood actors, prominent politicians, scientists, authors–to nominate their favorite Intelligent Optimist, a person who isn't famous but should be for his or her work to create a better world. The result: 25 inspiring profiles of changemakers you've … [Read more...] about 25 Intelligent Optimists
Mirrors would do well to reflect a little longer before sending back images.
James Geary | Sept/Oct 2009 issue Every polished surface conceals a mirror. Whatever shines—the blade of a knife, the curve of another person's eye—is intent on reflection. Desperate for attention, these things seem to think the best way to get it is to display us to ourselves. … [Read more...] about Mirrors would do well to reflect a little longer before sending back images.