Happy thoughts are actually good medicine

written by By JANE E. BRODY (The New York Times) Researchers are finding that a positive outlook on life, especially in front of adversity, can do far more than bring a spring to your step. They may improve health and extend life. “Look on the sunny side of life.” “Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows…

Study finds lure of entertainment, work hard for people to resist

Written by UchicagoNews Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again? The bad news is that desires for work and entertainment often win out in the daily struggle for self-control, according to a new study that measures various desires and their regulation in daily life. “Modern life is a welter of…