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Study: Pessimism is good for your health

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A glass of water representing the proverbial half-full, half-empty adage. A new German study finds that pessimism is good for your health. Marie Coleman/Flickr

We’re always told that a cheery outlook is the path to long life, but a new German study published in this month’s journal Psychology and Aging finds that pessimism leads to positive health benefits because Debby Downers tend to take more precautions, fewer risks. 

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