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Optimists are also less likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or smoke.
Will commented: "I am really pleased to have held on to my title as End of Season Champion and hope to do well at the Optimist World Championships in Argentina next week with the other Team GBR sailors.
Second place in the RYA North Zone Optimist Championships at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club was followed by the Optimist "End of Season Championships" at Rutland Water, where Russell had his first taste of racing in the open fleet against 105 other boats.
Earlier this year, research published by the American Psychological Association showed that pessimists--because of their penchant for seeing life through a grim lens--take steps to improve their health, and thus tend to live longer than optimists.
Staff provided the OPP with a letter of authority to deal with issues at the Paris Optimist Skateboard Park, and had re-posted the vandalized regulations sign which indicated that bikes were not permitted at the skateboard park;
Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide and by providing hope and a positive vision, Optimist Clubs International have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919.
Then he went to the room where he left the optimist and found him digging in the manure.
Bahrain were named hosts of the coming championship after the International Optimist Dinghy Federation meeting.
Alex Watson (10, from Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd), first in Optimist Silver Fleet and St David's pupil Harry Pulford (10) first in Optimist Gold Fleet.
The pessimist criticises circumstances; the optimist changes conditions.
It soon became clear he'd also backed Paddy The Optimist.
This common question is a litmus test that categorizes a person as one of two personality types: optimist or pessimist.