Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

young woman sneezes in hands outside under tree with blossoms

Allergies got your nose? 4 Medication-free methods to unclog your sinuses

It’s very improbable that anyone has ever enjoyed having blocked sinuses, but unfortunately, with spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many people with seasonal allergies are likely suffering from sinus headaches or finding that they can’t stop sniffling, which considering 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...

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13 strategies to help you kick your smoking habit

Quitting any habit is difficult, and smoking is no exception! Start the summer season off on the right foot by integrating these 13 tips for your smoke-free program. Find your reason Establish the personal why behind your reason for quitting in the first place, and don’t lose sight of its Read More...

Full bowl of strawberries lying on a wooden table

This invention extends strawberry shelf life

About a third of our food goes to waste — that’s problematic not only because those bites could instead go toward feeding people in need but also because food waste is responsible for about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A lot of that food ends up as waste because we fail to Read More...

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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...

E. Coli Bacterium

This swimming robot shows how bacteria move

We all know it takes some practice learning to swim in the ocean with waves and riptides pulling at us. With some practice and experience, though, it becomes a fun, even fulfilling pastime. Now, imagine how hard it would be if the ocean were tar instead of water.  This is essentially what it is Read More...

Menopause word on wooden block, flat lay view on light pink background.

Menopause education in the workplace (part 2)

Earlier this week we published an article explaining the importance of menopause education in the workplace. This life-changing period is still a taboo topic for employers and employees to openly discuss, however, breaking this bias could make the workplace a more inclusive and productive place for Read More...

A stethoscope and blue asthma inhaler isolated on white background.

"Dramatic" success in clinical trials of novel asthma treatment

According to the AAFA, around 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, about one in every 13 people. This long-term disease causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, resulting in restriction and discomfort when breathing or even death in some severe cases. Currently, there is no cure for 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...