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The Intelligent Optimist's Guide to Life

How to Find Health and Success in a World That's a Better Place than You Think
Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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The world isn’t coming to an end, contrary to what you may have heard. But the media’s near-exclusive focus on conflict and disaster means that the progress and everyday acts of brilliance taking place across the globe go unnoticed. Jurriaan Kamp shows that optimism - intelligent optimism, not a rose-colored-glasses brand of wishful thinking - is good for not only your mind but your body too. He details a whole host of health problems that can actually be linked to pessimism. Moreover, there is good reason for optimism: Kamp proves that on the whole we’re living longer, becoming smarter, working less, and growing richer. Not only that, democracy is on the rise, and violence is declining. This book will help you tune out the media’s focus on sensationalism and negativity and turn on your natural optimism so you’ll drop into a "real world" that’s richer than you ever imagined.

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©2014 Jurriaan Kamp (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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"More and more research confirms that optimism is a critical ingredient of longevity and a healthy lifestyle. Jurriaan Kamp’s book shows how you can improve your health through optimism." (Andrew Weil, MD)

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