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Glass-half-full attitude may help you live past 85, new study finds

A new study adds to the evidence that optimistic men and women may live longer than those who are pessimistic.
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Humans have been searching for centuries for the secret to living longer, but the answer may be as simple as maintaining a positive state of mind. A new study published Monday by researchers at Boston University adds to the evidence that optimistic men and women may live longer than those who are pessimistic.

Researchers found that people who scored higher on an optimism assessment were more likely

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