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Be Happy, Be Healthy, Suggests Harvard Review
2012-04-18 09:33:59

It has been long known that people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks, so it only makes sense that those who are happy, upbeat and have a positive outlook on life have a decreased risk of heart problems, and that´s just what US experts have found in a new study. A Harvard review of more than 200 studies, reported in the online journal Psychological Bulletin, suggests that people who are high on life have a lower risk of developing heart...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'