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2014-09-02 23:10:41

Multi-platinum songwriter Harold Payne joins Contagious Optimism author David Mezzapelle to spread positive forward thinking (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Singer-songwriter Harold Payne has teamed up with Contagious Optimism and will be playing in Oak Park, CA, on September 10, 2014. Admission is free with purchase of a Contagious Optimism LIVE ticket, which will be held on October 11, 2014 in Thousand Oaks, CA. Contagious Optimism LIVE is a suite of uplifting and motivational talks by real...

2014-09-01 23:03:53

Allen Klein, author of Having the Time of Your Life, and David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism, show how optimism can make people happier. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 In an article for the San Francisco Examiner, Allen Klein, whose most recent book is Having the Time of Your Life: Little Lessons to Live By (Viva Editions 2014), discussed how positivity and optimism really are contagious. "Another study, done by researchers at Harvard and the University of California, San...

2014-07-16 23:11:17

Newly released research by PsychTests.com reveals that content, resilient, and satisfied people are not necessarily extreme optimists. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Extreme optimists are either scorned for their bliss or mocked for their naiveté. New research from PsychTests, however, indicates that people do not need to be a total optimist in order to be happy. Using data collected from their Happiness/Optimism Test, their statistics reveal a rather surprising revelation: Those who are...

2014-02-27 23:32:11

A new survey conducted by The Secret Society of Happy People on optimism shows that a majority of respondents generally look for the silver lining in situations that present themselves. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The Secret Society of Happy People conducted a survey to discover the secrets that optimists have cornered on being happy. "Most of the respondents were members of the Society, so we know that they already have an interest in feeling happy, but some of the...

2013-08-27 23:30:13

In her popular blog “The Health Optimist”, Hanlie Combrinck shares how she succeeded in lowering her LDL cholesterol from over 9 to 6.1 and still falling, with lifestyle changes. Her new book puts forward positive lifestyle strategies for busy parents, along with a wealth of healthy recipes. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 In her popular blog “The Health Optimist”, Hanlie Combrinck has been writing about her quest for positive health for almost three years. She shares how she succeeded in...

Don't Stress Out: Optimism Helps You Deal With Stress
2013-07-24 04:58:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It has long been assumed people with an optimistic view of life are better at dealing with high pressure situations, but now researchers from Concordia University's Department of Psychology have discovered a link between a positive outlook and an individual's biological stress response. Joelle Jobin, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology who co-wrote the study with her supervisor Carsten Wrosch and colleague Michael Scheier...

2013-06-19 23:21:55

Viva Editions's Contagious Optimism has been in the top 100 of happiness books since its first day of release. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 David Mezzapelle's Contagious Optimism attained best-seller status in Amazon rankings within the first day of its release. It seems that Mezzapelle's success as an entrepreneur also translates to the reception of his first-ever book. Contagious Optimism is a collection of personal success stories and advice that discusses the power of positive thinking....

2013-04-30 13:58:34

Researchers at UC Riverside and Iowa State also find that voters who remain optimistic are more likely to cast ballots and suffer greater disappointment when candidate loses Scholars have long known that voters tend to believe that the candidates they support will win, even when victory seems unlikely. But there has been little research about how voter expectations of election outcomes change in the weeks before Election Day, or how those expectations relate to the level of disappointment...

2011-11-22 11:36:20

Female students who were more optimistic achieved significantly higher grades than their less optimistic peers, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. For male students, however, too much optimism led to overconfidence and less studying, resulting in lower grades. “Optimism in male students can lead to overconfidence or an attitude of ℠things will work out for the best´,” according to Tamar Icekson, a Ph.D. student in...

2011-07-22 01:49:48

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights:"¢ A large-scale observational study shows that optimism is associated with lower risk of stroke."¢ On a 16-point scale, each point increase in optimism correlated with a 9 percent reduction in stroke risk."¢ This study adds to the increasing body of research on the health benefits of optimism.  A positive outlook on life might lower your risk of having a stroke, according to new research reported in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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