Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2022

Mental Health

Here you can read the latest news and research studies covering mental health. This is also the place to find out about different strategies on how you can reduce stress and boost happiness, and many other ways to look after your mental wellbeing.

Summer Jobs

Summer jobs do way more than just keeping kids busy

Nobody wants to see their kids spending the entire summer in front of a screen. While everyone can benefit from some time off, too much free time can be a detriment to everyone, especially youth and teens. Between ages 14 and 24, youth have formative experiences which affect the rest of their Read More...

Less TV

Keeping TV to less than an hour a day greatly reduces risk of heart disease

In the age of binge-watching, there is no shortage of good things to watch, but is watching this much TV a good thing? Besides spending too much time inside and a lack of exercise, excessively watching TV can have negative health consequences. New research shows that reducing our daily streaming Read More...

Chalk drawing of a brain on asphalt in different colors.

These mental health stories will inspire you

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, so here at The Optimist Daily, we are informing our readers about all things mental health. Sometimes when you are experiencing mental health issues it can feel like you’re never going to come out the other side. While this is a completely normal and a valid Read More...

Homelessness

New program seeks to break the cycle between jail and homelessness

Several factors can lead to homelessness: a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and even, sadly, mental illness. Another factor that contributes to homelessness, which is often overlooked, is incarceration.  Many individuals serve their jail or prison sentences and cannot find Read More...

Time Machine

The TILT Time Machine: for those who need help most

Recovery from trauma or addiction can be a painstaking and rigorous process that doesn’t just involve physical recovery. It involves tough psychological work that people can go through with the help of a therapist, but largely progress is made on one’s own.  That doesn’t mean they can’t Read More...

shot of three pairs of men's legs walking together in nature

UK-based walking group makes strides in men’s mental health

Of course, it’s never advisable to generalize, in this case, however, the evidence demonstrates that men are notoriously difficult to serve when it comes to mental health support.  With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we at The Optimist Daily are thrilled to highlight initiatives Read More...

Architects

Architects redesign their industry labor model

The architecture profession is often glamorized as a creative and lucrative job where individual designers get their names tied to monumental construction projects. The truth is that an individual’s effort, even their whole team’s collaborative work, is attributed uniformly to the firm.  A Read More...

woman sits on the floor making a vision board or anti vision board

Why an anti-vision board can help you achieve your life goals

Creating a vision board has become a common practice for people who want to have a visual representation of their dreams and goals to help focus them on the positive things they want to achieve in life. Many members of The Optimist Daily team can vouch for this activity as a fantastic tool that Read More...

Brain shaped white jigsaw puzzle on blue background, a missing piece of the brain puzzle, mental health and problems with memory.

Study reveals how our minds hold information

Memory is a funny thing. We’ve all walked into a room, only to forget the reason we entered or lost an item we are sure we saw on the side cabinet. As we age, this typically gets worse, with our working memories declining and everyday tasks becoming more difficult to perform. The anterior Read More...

young woman grabs at belly meat

4 ways we can drown out the toxicity of diet culture

Following the MET gala, there’s been a lot of buzz around celebrities behaving in ways that promote unhealthy and toxic messages about body image and diet culture. The glamorization of extreme weight loss is a pervasive problem, especially considering how much sway social media has on our Read More...