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Posts from ‘July, 2012’

Friends of a Certain Age

Friends of a Certain Age By Alex Williams The New York Times July 13, 2012 The period for making B.F.F.’s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It’s time to resign yourself to situational adult friends.

The ‘Busy’ Trap

The ‘Busy’ Trap by Tim Kreider The New York Times June 30, 2012 The “crazy busy” existence so many of us complain about is almost entirely self-imposed.

How to Make Optimism Work for You

How to Make Optimism Work For You By Jane E. Brody  New York Times  July 2, 2012 Dr. Fox has shown that while brain circuits vary from person to person, it is possible to strengthen what she calls the “sunny” brain and weaken the “rainy” brain. Among the science-based “retraining” methods she describes in her […]

A Richer Life by Seeing the Glass Half Full

A Richer Life by Seeing the Glass Half Full by Jane E. Brody The New York Times May 21, 2012 How to define optimism, put it into practice and enjoy its benefits. Dr. Segerstrom and other researchers have found that rather than giving up and walking away from difficult situations, optimists attack problems head-on. They […]