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Positive live longer than thinkers. This is to studies from Boston University. Researchers looked at on 70,000 and 1,500 veterans. They found that (people who think ) were more likely to live to 85. Pessimists (people who think negatively) were 11-15 per cent likely to be 85. Researchers say optimists ( thinkers) manage better than pessimists (negative thinkers).

People answered about their diets, , levels of optimism, and how they smoked and drank. The surveys matched this with levels of . A professor said raising of optimism may help people to live . Her for pessimists to live longer was to, "imagine a in which everything has turned out ". She asked people to be more optimistic. She said it was healthier to look on the bright side of .

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