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Longer Living May Come From Having A Sense Of Purpose
2014-05-13 07:46:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many of us drift through life without any clear direction or purpose to guide our steps. Although this has caused many sleepless nights for those who love such a person, does it really cause problems? According to a new study from Carleton University, it just might. The study, published in Psychological Science, found that, regardless of your age, having a sense of purpose may help you live longer — which could have implications...

2011-08-10 22:14:27

We all know one, or think we do: the person whose self-regard seems out of proportion to his or her actual merits. Popular culture labels these folks "narcissists," almost always a derogatory term. But a new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are "“ at least in the short term "“ beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. The study appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. "Most people think of narcissism as a...


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