Today’s Solutions: June 24, 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.

Baltimore Internet

Baltimore aims to expand public internet access with city-owned network

State and local governments are coming to appreciate the internet for what it is: an essential utility. With much of the workforce working from home and children going to school online, reliable internet is vital for workers in all sectors of the economy.  In the wake of successful programs Read More...

Young boy studies lying on the bed using computer and smartphone.

Teens should be spending the "Goldilocks amount" of time online

It’s nothing new that mental illnesses - like anxiety and depression - are a growing issue among teenagers in recent years. While toxic happiness, high achievement pressure, and societal changes have all played their role, social media is a key contributing factor to this crisis. To shed light Read More...

Young soccer players in blue and greensportswear, huddling round for a pep talk.

Team sports reduce children's risk of mental health problems

Participating in sports from a young age is essential for developing teamwork and motor skills, improving self-esteem, and reinforcing healthy habits. New research from California State University, Fullerton brought this further, explaining how different types of sports can impact youth mental Read More...

Lemon balm tea with honey. Cup of hot honey lemon balm tea. Lemon balm is a herb that belongs to the mint family and is known for its medicinal benefits.

6 herbs with antiviral properties worth adding to your pantry

The pandemic has made everyone even more focused on safeguarding public health. While many cutting-edge medical advancements can help keep us safe, it’s also worth looking back on old-school methods of staying healthy, like integrating antiviral herbs into your diet and home remedies. Here’s Read More...

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5 easy strategies to break your interrupting habit

Conversational dynamics can be powerful, and how you use them can change the whole feeling and outcome of a conversation. They have a complex structure and unsaid rules that need to be followed to ensure everyone is heard, feels respected, and the talk is productive. One of these rules is that Read More...

Senior woman doing woodwork in a workshop.

The surprising benefits of woodworking

The historical practice of woodworking is believed to have started thousands of years ago in ancient Chinese and Egyptian civilizations, as seen in drawings and artifacts preserved in tombs. Since then, the skill has grown into a hobby and evolved thanks to advances in modern technology. Of Read More...

someone making banana peel compost

Simple tips for making homemade fertilizer

Making fertilizer at home is a great option for home gardeners who want to find ways to repurpose their waste and reduce their consumption habits. Making your own fertilizer is the more environmentally friendly choice as it could save you a trip to the store and you avoid the bags and plastic Read More...

Ladybug eating an aphid on a plant

A guide to the bugs eating your garden plants

The summer garden season is in full swing, but finding crawling critters and hole-filled leaves among your delicious produce can dampen your harvest season. If pests are eating away at your garden goods, here’s a guide on how to identify and banish those unwanted bugs.  First of all, the Read More...

Coffee

Study suggests lower risk of early death for coffee drinkers

The United States drinks around 517 million cups of coffee every day. While caffeine can be a tough habit to kick, researchers are finding more and more health benefits to coffee. Health advantages range from reduced risk of heart attacks to treatment for ADHD.  Now, researchers in China found Read More...

Chicago internet

Chicago Connected gave internet to 64,000 children in need

When the Pandemic hit and students went home for school, many lower-income families were disadvantaged due to a lack of reliable internet. In Chicago, many students in lower-income neighborhoods couldn’t get their work done, so the city decided to take action.  In March 2020, the city started Read More...