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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, August 22, 2008


Researchers have studied silver and bronze past medal winners from previous Olympics. What they say they found out is typically the bronze winners were happier than the silver.

Those Olympians that won the silver were more likely to have regrets - regrets that they did not win the top prize - the gold medal. The participants that won the bronze were happy that they got a medal - knowing finishing one spot down - fourth - would have meant no medal at all..

Dr. Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University was the lead researcher and summarized thusly:

"The key to understanding happiness is not to think about it as a trait but as a talent. Happy people have a talent - they are able to argue that life is a glass half full."


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