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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a "tough but lovingly presented" message to Kenya on Thursday: shun corruption and reform government.
In the last 50 years, people with mental problems have spent untold millions of hours in therapists’ offices, and millions more reading self-help books, trying to turn negative thoughts like “I never do anything right” into positive ones: “I can succeed.” For many people including well-educated, highly trained therapists, for whom “cognitive restructuring” is a central goal the very definition of psychotherapy is the process of changing self-defeating attitudes into constructive ones. But was Norman Vincent Peale right Is there power in positive thinking A study just published in the journal Psychological Science says trying to get people to think more positively can actually have the opposite effect: it can simply highlight how unhappy they are