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Positivity May Not Be as Powerful as You Think

When facing health challenges, a realistic mindset seems to be better than a purely optimistic attitude

Illustration: Byun Young Geun

PPositivity is a widely used prescription for better health and psychological well-being, whether a person is in the process of healing or simply trying to practice good habits. And, generally, science seems to…




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Ashley Abramson

Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.

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