When I was growing up people often vented their anger over some recurring annoyance by expostulating, “I’m sick to death of …” The saying seems to have faded from use but the link between anger and sickness is receiving more and more attention.
There’s more on the pernicious effects of prolonged television watching in the news. An analysis of eight separates studies on the link between TV watching and diabetes and heart disease should scare couch potatoes off their sofas -- but will it?
Can pessimists learn to be optimists? If so, they could lengthen theirlives, an American study shows. Research on nearly 100,000 women foundthat pessimists had higher blood pressure and cholesterol; but evenwith those risks, optimists fared better than their cynical sisters.