Is there a certain spiritual component to hope, supported by a belief in a God that can make goals and dreams come true? Or can an atheist be just as hopeful as a religious person?
Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends.
Pessimists see bad events in their life as part of a permanent negative state of the world. The optimist is ready to get over the disappointing outcome, often using mantras like "this too shall pass."
T.C. Boyle will read his short story "Are We Not Men?" at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited. RSVP here.
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.
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.
A growing body of scientific investigation now supports the conclusion that being hopeful has a distinctly positive effect on academic performance.
One billion people have little or no access to electricity; even more have limited access, or have service which is unreliable. Hertz Foundation Fellow Dr. Max Mankin has a plan to solve this.
The study of science, without planned application, can lead to fascinating things in its own right.
Neuroengineering, defined as the application of engineering principles to neurological problems, then becomes how we engineer our relationship with existence itself.
How can we solve a problem like Malaria? One doctor has an idea: send in the mathematicians.
What if we told you that, right now, your phone was making a map of your interior surroundings — whether you're at work or at home — and sending that data to places unknown?
Mathematics is the academic class that is most socially acceptable to regard as your weak point. This is a shame.
What kind of madman would run a business on the mindset that all attempts to fail must be made as quickly as possible, as only then could they succeed? Meet Dr. Astro Teller.