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  1. the cut podcast
    The Other Side of OptimismFor her last episode with The Cut podcast, Avery Trufelman explores optimism through hardship.
  2. the cut podcast
    Listen to the First Episode of The Cut Podcast NowEvery Wednesday, starting today.
  3. science of us
    I Knew There Was More to Life Than All Those Guys Blogging About Stoicism“Be cheerful. Enjoy your life.”
  4. science of us
    Does Happiness Really Make You Healthier? It Depends on Where You LiveA new study makes the case that the effect varies by culture.
  5. What Good Is Hope?Does optimism make you foolish, human, or both?
  6. It’s Possible to Train Yourself to Be More OptimisticHaving a positive outlook is a teachable skill.
  7. Bees May Have Feelings, and They’re Happiest With a Sugary SnackBees and I have that in common.
  8. optimism
    How Relentless Optimism Can Hurt Sick PeopleIf you want to help a friend who’s sick, don’t force them to feel a certain way.
  9. You Should Visualize Positive and Negative Outcomes More OftenThis stuff has a woo-woo reputation, but it works if you know how to do it.
  10. expectations versus reality
    How Being Optimistic in Your Teens Comes Back to Haunt You in Your 30sSo no one told you life was gonna be this way?
  11. A Nobel Prize–Winning Economist on Life in 2015What a time to be alive (but really). 
  12. social psychology
    If Daniel Kahneman Had a Magic Wand He’d Rid the Human Race of Overconfidence Overestimating one’s own skills creates a false sense of security.