What if Being Pronoiac is Good for you?

The Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has found that a positive outlook on life can actually protect your heart from cardiovascular disease.

In this comprehensive review of over 200 studies of various forms of well-being and cardiovascular health outcomes, Harvard researchers Julia Boehm and Laura Kubzansky discovered that certain psychological traits—optimism, positive emotions and a sense of meaning—offer measurable protection against heart attacks and strokes. These characteristics have been found to slow the progression of cardiovascular disease as well.


There are More Things in Heaven and Earth Than are Dreamt of in Your Philosophy

Does water have memory? Can it retain an “imprint” of energies to which it has been exposed? A recent experiment provides interesting results.

New research from the Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart in Germany supports the theory that water has a memory—a claim that could change our whole way of looking at the world.

Have you Gotten Your Minimum Daily Requirement of awe?

Mount Ama Dablam in Nepal


From the Proniac Archives

Nicholas George Winton is a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War.



Some Things are Definitely Getting Better

The average life expectancy in America 100 years ago was 47 years old.

The expectation of life at a specified age is the average number of years that members of a hypothetical group of people of the same age would continue to live if they were subject throughout the remainder of their lives to the same mortality rate


Your Minimum Daily Requirement of Dazzle

Sunrise behind Aiguille de Blaitiere, Chamonix, France


Don’t Underestimate the Forces of Good

Peace in our time? Scientist makes bold prediction that war is on the wane and will halve over next 40 years.

  • University of Oslo research suggests number of countries at war will fall from one in six to one in 12
  • Higher education, lower infant mortality and lower population growth are reasons why the world can expect a more peaceful future
  • Current conflicts in Libya, Tajikistan, Syria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Iraq will probably be over
  • The risk of conflict will be greatest in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania