How to become more optimistic

Optimism is an inheritable trait in about 25 percent of individuals; yet, there are many factors such as socioeconomic status that have a bearing on positivity as well. NBC News in August 2017 reported that optimism is an inheritable trait in about 25 percent of individuals; yet, there are many factors such as socioeconomic status that have a bearing on positivity as well. Regardless, glass-half-empty individuals can practice optimism habits to develop a cheerier outlook. Consider these four from the report: 1. Stop equating optimism with happiness. While viewing hardships…

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NYC welcomes women’s football team with calls for equal pay

Fans shower the World Cup champions with love and demand they receive equal compensation with their male counterparts. Amid confetti and chants of “equal pay”, New York City honoured the US women’s football team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade up the “Canyon of Heroes,” celebrating its World Cup triumph and hailing the players’ emergence as icons of women’s rights. The squad’s 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences, reflecting the popularity of a US football team…

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Who are the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates?

The pool of candidates vying for their party’s nomination in 2020 is among the largest and most diverse in US history. Less than two years out from the 2020 US presidential election, the pool of Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination is among the largest and most diverse in United States history. With 25 candidates already in the race and a number of individuals yet to announce their campaign, the list is likely to grow as the US primary season gets closer. Here is a look at who has…

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US court rules Trump cannot block critics on Twitter

Three-judge panel says Trump can’t use the ‘blocking’ function on Twitter to control who can engage with his account. US President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter’s “blocking” function to limit who can engage with his account, which has 61.8 million followers. “The First Amendment does not permit a public official…

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