Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2022

Lifestyle

Alongside taking care of other people and the planet, make sure you take good care of yourself. The Lifestyle section at the Optimist Daily has solutions for everyday wellbeing on topics like food, beauty, fashion, and the latest trends. Curious about caring for houseplants, eating plant-based, or parenting tips? It’s all in there.

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Do these things today to save you from stress tomorrow

When it comes to reducing stress, sometimes implementing some practical strategies beats self-care practices. With a few small actions, you can create a future for yourself that is guaranteed to be a little less stressful. Here are five things you can do that might save you from stress tomorrow. Read More...

Berlin public transportation

Germany slashes public transportation costs to reduce fossil fuel dependence

In the energy standoff between Europe and Russia, Germany has taken many measures to accelerate the phasing out of oil and gas. It has resolved to make energy cheaper for homes and businesses. It has pushed plans to put solar panels on every public building by 2025.  Now, Germany has cut train, Read More...

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7 sustainable strategies to keep rabbits out of your garden

Most will agree that rabbits are adorable. However, if you’re into gardening as much as we are here at The Optimist Daily, and you live in a region with a thriving rabbit population, your feelings toward these cute furry rodents might be… complicated. Rabbits, mice, squirrels, and other Read More...

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How to properly treat a sunburn

This year promises to deliver very hot, very dry weather, especially across central and western North America. This means even though you plan to do everything you can to avoid it, you may at some point discover that you've stayed out a bit too long in the sun, and now you’re dealing with Read More...

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The health benefits and uses of amaranth — an ancient Mesoamerican grain

It's no secret that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is disrupting the worldwide wheat supply—which leaves us wondering, what kind of wheat alternatives are there out there? If you’re looking to expand your whole-grain horizons beyond rice, corn, and quinoa, then perhaps consider giving Read More...

Cooling home

Seven tips for cooling your home without AC

Many of us can already feel the heated start of Summer, along with the urge to crank up the air-conditioning. While heatstroke is a serious health concern, a whole city blasting cool air into their homes presents a threat to the power grid. Some places like Texas are already experiencing Read More...

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...

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The bountiful benefits of photography

Photography is a powerful art form that can be universally understood no matter where you are from. No matter if you snap using your phone, a digital, or analog camera, the hobby is full of surprising benefits, here are five of them. It’s a type of meditation Photography focuses your mind on Read More...

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Got old electronics? Here’s how to dispose of them properly

Do you have a digital camera? Do you still use it, or does it sit quietly in a desk drawer, out of a job thanks to your iPhone? With the rate at which technology advances these days, chances are we all have old gadgets that are now obsolete or that we just don’t use anymore. Despite the amount of Read More...

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It’s going to be a hot summer—Here’s how to handle heat stroke

Last year’s summer already saw record-high temperatures in the United States and Canada, especially across the central and western areas. However, weather reports for summer 2022 also promise a scorcher this year, with hot temperatures and dry conditions expected in the forecast. We at The Read More...