Hits & Misses – 2009/3/16

Glass Half FullOptimists live longer than pessimists. If you're trusting, that adds even more years to life expectancy.

People with premature graying of the hair don't die sooner than anyone else. They don't age faster either.

21 journal articles that established medical protocol were all fraudulent. One more reason to be cautious about evidence-based medicine.

"In the space of less than a century, dreams have lost almost all of their public truth value." So why does the belief in socialism persist? (Good history of dreams.)

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  1. Nancy says:

    Glad to hear about graying.

  2. Bret says:

    Do you realize that if we had comparative effectiveness in place, we would be following the protocols required by all those fraudulent studies?

  3. Vicki says:

    Glad to hear about the optimists.