Today’s Solutions: February 08, 2023

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.

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3 expert-approved ways to deal with middle-of-the-night sleeplessness

We’ve all been there— lying awake in the middle of the night with nothing to keep us company except anxious thoughts and preoccupations like, “How am I going to get through my massive to-do list tomorrow if I’m sleep deprived?” Or, just as distressing, thoughts about the overwhelming Read More...

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An easy hack to counteract the harmful health effects of sitting all day

Humans are not designed to spend the entire day seated. Nonetheless, billions of us do it at least five days per week, as Western work patterns dictate. The health consequences of remaining on our bums all day are significant. According to studies, those who sit for extended durations are more Read More...

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Study shows strong link between green spaces and less prescription drug use

According to new research, visits to parks, community gardens, and other urban green spaces may reduce city inhabitants' use of medicines for anxiety, sleeplessness, melancholy, high blood pressure, and asthma. Researchers in Finland discovered that visiting natural settings three to four times Read More...

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Looking to boost your health? Spend more time with friends

One of the more startling findings in relationship science is that both romantic love and platonic friendship, though very different relationships, typically begin the same way — with a spark. But what comes next? According to relationship specialists, we frequently prioritize our romantic Read More...

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7 easy and refreshing home detox tips to start the New Year

Your house can be a springboard to greater things if you're striving for a new level of success, innovation, or expansion in your life— something many of us are aiming for especially at the beginning of the New Year. According to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui, all riches and progress Read More...

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The health benefits of pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America for the second year in a row.  Said to have been named for the creators’ family dog, pickleball is like the youngest sibling of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It’s played with a paddle and a Read More...

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5 questions for assessing your own emotional intelligence

When it comes to working with others, Marcel Schwantes believes emotional intelligence (EQ) is everything. As leaders, when we are being impulsive, shortsighted, reacting with anger in the heat of the moment, or not making decisions in our "right minds," it is because we are sorely lacking EQ. Read More...

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3 ways to fire up the vagus nerve and boost your immune system

While optimizing immunity is no easy feat, there is a scientifically-backed way to set the stage: firing up the vagus nerve. Because this nerve runs from the base of the brain through the neck and branches out in the chest all the way down to the abdomen, it touches almost all of our major Read More...

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6 ideas from around the world to help boost happiness

Helen Russell, a journalist and global happiness expert who wrote The Year of Living Danishly and The Atlas of Happiness, says that there are ways in which different nations worldwide enhance their experience of happiness through a mindset or an attitude that runs deep within the Read More...

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Just one brain scan can now diagnose Alzheimer’s

Many advances have been made in diagnosing, understanding, preventing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease over the past 100 years. Some of these include a nasal spray that could help prevent the disease and the discovery that our gut diversity plays a role in the risk of the condition. Doctors Read More...