This finding jibes with past studies that observed an optimism bias in about 80 percent of the population. Its absence can signal anxiety or depression. Yet being overly optimistic has consequences, too, Sharot says, preventing us from taking some precautions to avoid harm or misfortune. Realizing the brain’s partiality may be half the battle. “If you are aware of the optimism bias, you can commit to actions or rules that will help protect you,” Sharot notes.
How the perfect body shape has changed in 100 years
Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules Us? Documentary 2016 - Check out the part around 7 min when he's trying out the interfaces in the visitor center - hilarious! And tragic, in light of recent events.
Your body language, including your hand gestures, can help drive your message home and encourage empathy, especially when you’re giving an important presentation or speaking in public. Here are some specific gestures to keep in mind for your next talk.