Here's a study that really surprised me and worries me---I AM an optimist.  According to a new study, pessimists live longer than optimists.

Researchers found that people with a more negative outlook on life tend to live longer – and healthier – lives.

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Part of the reason this might be happening is that people who think the future is going to be gloomy end up taking more precautions – which keeps them safer and healthier in their old age. (DailyNebraskan.com)