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Optimism May Lead To Longer Life!

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Wanna know the secret to immortality?

Happiness!

A new study found that optimism may be a real fountain of youth.

The study looked at people over 95-years-old and found most of them had positive personality traits. They were upbeat and relaxed about life in general.

One of the researchers said:

"When I started working with centenarians, I thought we'd find that they survived so long in part because they were mean and ornery. But when we assessed the personalities of these 243 centenarians, we found qualities that clearly reflect a positive attitude towards life. Most were outgoing, optimistic and easygoing. They considered laughter an important part of life and had a large social network. They expressed emotions openly rather than bottling them up."

There are about 53,000 people in the U.S. right now who are over 100 years old, which is 0.2% of the population.

Good news is that number has increased 8% each year.

"Nevertheless, our findings suggest that centenarians share particular personality traits and that genetically-based aspects of personality may play an important role in achieving both good health and exceptional longevity."

You hear that?!

Be happy! You'll live longer!

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Sofia Vergara Beat Thyroid Cancer At 28

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And for that, we thank the heavens because Sofia Vergara is a gift to television viewers everywhere!

The seksi actress and star of ABC's hit show, Modern Family, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at just 28-years-old.

During an interview on Thursday's Nightline, she talked about the health scare, saying:

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Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Comments On American Idol Ratings Drop - He's Thrilled!

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American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is looking on the bright side of things.

Despite the fact that ratings have dropped, Lythgoe has only positive things to say about the show's new season:

"I am thrilled and delighted at the reaction to the new panel."

In another act of optimism, Lythgoe pointed out that Idol's numbers were "45% higher than last year's finale performance night and 18% higher than the season 9 finale results show."

And in yet ANOTHER act optimism for his show, he had the following to say:

"Wait until the talent begins to surface. There will be more than one star this year."

We're liking this upbeat, positive attitude, Nigel! This is exactly the kind of thinking you'll need to maintain if you want to compete with X Factor when it hits the U.S.!

Do U think the Idol executive producer has reason to be happy? Or is he kidding himself?

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