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Notable News 1/21/10

Posted on 01/21/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsRemember about a week ago when I shared an article about optimism being linked to health? Well, here’s a Reuters piece on a study that shows that baby boomers are not very optimistic about their chances of retiring. A whopping 41 percent of survey respondents (who were Americans who turned 50 this year) said they don’t think they will ever be financially stable enough to retire – and even more shockingly, 23 percent said they have not even started saving. …

Health News Today

Posted on 01/12/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthToday an article in the Washington Post’s Health column takes a look at a recent study published in the journal “Circulation” that shows that people with a more positive outlook on life tend to be healthier than their “pessimistic counterparts.” Specifically, the study found that optimists are 9 percent less likely to develop heart disease and 14 percent less likely to die from any cause. The columnist even points out that sure, wealthier, more educated, more in shape people probably …

News To Know: A Little Perspective

Posted on 09/18/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeA recent study shows that older people tend to have more realistic expectations for the future.