Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2022

Homelife

From creative interior design tricks that can improve your wellbeing to strategic plant arrangements that help you reap the most benefits from your leafy friends, this is the place to find everything you need to know to make your house feel like a home.

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

Herb-infused oil

Five herb-infused cooking oils you can DIY

Herb-infused cooking oils can add a welcome fragrance or taste note to your home-cooked meals. Not only that, but many of them can also be used as a moisturizer or to treat small cuts and scrapes.  Here are five herb-infused recipes for your cooking oil. For these, you’ll want to use plant Read More...

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How to support a loved one with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition defined by extreme mood swings which include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). From individual to individual, the intensity of the condition varies, with some people experiencing extreme highs and lows multiple times a year or Read More...

Composting

Five easy steps to start composting

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about eight percent of all carbon emissions come from food waste, and about half of that comes from “the consumption stage,” which means waste from households and food services. This means that we can control about four percent of carbon Read More...

Fork in the Road

What to do at a personal or professional fork in the road

Whether it’s in our home life, academic life, or career, we all eventually come to an inflection point. This can be a fork in the road where we have a personal-professional dilemma of choosing between home and work. It can be the culmination of our frustration with a current job and a decision to Read More...

Reusable kitchen essentials

Eight reusable essentials for your kitchen

Most of us recycle, and many of us compost our food waste, but there are still so many single-use products we feel we can’t avoid using and then chucking in the garbage once we’re done. We want to live sustainably, and the kitchen is a great place to do this, yet our trash cans still fill up Read More...