Samir’s Selection 04/14/2017 (p.m.)

  • “he five life skills which bring health, wealth and success throughout life have been discovered by scientists.Experts at University College London have found that emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness are the foundation stones of building a fruitful life.”

    tags: skill success life emotion stability determination selfcontrol optimism conscientiousness

    • They discovered that just three per cent of people who scored highly for all five positive attributes had symptoms of severe depression compared with 22 per cent of people who had a low number of life skills.
    • Highly skilled people also had lower levels of cholesterol and of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation relevant to a number of different diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  They also had smaller waistlines and walked more quickly, which often predicts a longer life.
    • Regular volunteering rose from 28.7 per cent to 40 per cent with increasing numbers of life skills.

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