Monthly Archives: March 2013

Genetic Variants That Can Determine Whether We Have a “Worrier Brain” or A “Warrior Brain” and What We Can Do About Them.

This post is based on an article I recently found in the New York Times. It makes several important claims: There are two variants of a specific gene that influence how quickly we recover from stressful experiences. We get one … Continue reading

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Can Foreseeing a Dark Future Result in Less Disability and Lower Likelihood of Death?

About a week ago, Debbie came back from her morning run and said she heard on the radio that a study had been published supporting the idea that pessimism is more conducive to physical health than optimism. She went on … Continue reading

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