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An Optimistic Attitude Is More Than a Platitude in the Live-Longer, Feel-Great Debate
Are you a glass half-empty or half-full kind of person? Optimism, hostility, and anger all affect how old your body thinks you are, and their effect is bigger than most experts suspected even a few years ago. It's now clear that optimists deal with bad things in healthier ways, which may lead to less aging, skin-wrinkling, health-sapping stress. All this could add up to making your RealAge nearly 6 years younger. Optimists also build stronger personal relationships. That brings us to…