Happy people are more likely to drop out of school and earn less money

Many people presume that those who drop out of school must be desultory losers, right? Not so, according to Marta Zaraska, who reported in her April 2 Washington Post article, “Too Much Happiness Can Make You Unhappy,” that “excessive joy, or having lots of positive emotions and a relative absence of negative ones … may hamper your career prospects.”

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Weak handshake can indicate stroke risk

Not only is a firm handshake a sign of confidence, but doctors say it may be a barometer of your health, too. Researchers followed nearly 2,500 men and women for more than a decade, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting, and linked the risk of dementia and stroke to how strong their handshakes were at the beginning of the study.

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