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5 Reasons for Technological Optimism

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who ought to know, says that the future won’t be anything like The Terminator. "I live in the real world, and in the real world that’s simply […]

Being Optimistic Is Good. Knowing about Optimism Bias Is Better.

The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.

How does LSD induce short-term psychosis but long-term optimism?

Researchers look into the drug’s association with pronounced optimism.

Los Angeles Hope Festival: 3 Days of Hope and Optimism

The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.

New study discovers the trajectory of optimism throughout life

When are you most optimistic? A study found how optimism varies throughout life.

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