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When are you most optimistic? A study found how optimism varies throughout life.
- Researchers studied more than 1,000 people during the course of 7 years.
- They found that levels of optimism change throughout life.
- Optimism grows through the 30s and 40s and peaks in mid-50s.
Even drawing stick figures has its benefits.
- Many of us stop making art at a young age, convinced, perhaps, that we just don't have the talent for it.
- This belief, however, may be wrong, and the benefits that producing art can bring aren't contingent on talent.
- Is creating art an activity that all of us should pursue? Can artistic skill be taught?
Study finds that neurotic people deal with more "mental noise" than others.
- Neuroticism is characterized by emotional instability and lack of resilience.
- People who score high on neuroticism are at an increased risk for mental health problems and relationship woes.
- New research suggests that neurotic people deal with more mental noise.
What happens to a person's identity when they are forced to play a hypermasculine role just to survive?
- Prison is not a place where it pays to be vulnerable.
- Living in prison involves survival through developing a front, or a mask to live behind.
- Many men in prison develop a hypermasculine sense of self that shows no fear, emotion or distress to cope with the threatening overtones of the prison community.
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