Today’s Solutions: January 24, 2022

Worklife

Learn about how you can achieve a better work-life balance, and check out the latest news about the world of work, including advancements on ideas like the four-day work week and universal basic income.

Career Stuck? To know what you want, you must first know what you dislike

When someone tells you to “follow your passion,” the advice isn’t inherently wrong. It’s simply incomplete. Knowing what you enjoy in a career is essential, but knowing what you dislike is even more crucial and arguably easier to determine. So next time you find yourself questioning whether Read More...

How to use your procrastination tendencies to make an effective to-do list

There are many ways to beat procrastination, but the easiest way to get things done is to make a to-do list that works with your natural tendencies. Don’t know where to start? Here are 5 ideas to consider. Cut the to-do list down For starters, figure out what to eliminate or automate. If Read More...

Belgium's "right to disconnect" protects workers from burnout

In November of last year, we shared a story about how Portugal has made it illegal for employers to contact workers outside of working hours in an effort to encourage a healthier work-life balance. Now, Belgium’s Minister of Civil Service Petra De Sutter has introduced a similar law for the Read More...

Bolt is the latest tech company to implement a 4-day workweek

In 2021, we’ve seen growing interest in the idea of a four-day workweek, with the governments of Spain, New Zealand, and Singapore openly considering adopting the idea and moving away from the traditional 40-hour working week. Companies across the world have also started showing more interest in Read More...

How to be a positive force in a negative workspace

From reducing your levels of stress to increasing your resilience against hardship, adopting a positive mindset within your day-to-day life has a multitude of benefits. But embracing more positivity is a whole lot easier said than done, especially if your work environment tends to be a negative Read More...

The Optimist Daily guide to “Un-LANGUISHING”: Ideas on how to reconnect to thriving

“By acknowledging that so many of us are languishing, we can start giving voice to quiet despair and lighting a path out of the void.” - Adam Grant BY Kristy Jansen and Summers McKay This year, big, audacious, expansive resolutions seem a bit on the absurd side. Nearly the entire first week Read More...

This Wednesday, embrace the Swedish winter tradition of “little Saturday”

In northern Sweden, where the winter season means up to 20 hours of darkness a day, staying positive during colder months is tough, but fortunately, residents of these parts of the world have come up with a variety of strategies to make winters more fun and cozy. One of these strategies is Read More...

This app rewards local shoppers and encourages community building

The city of Akron, Ohio, launched a program designed to help support the local businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic and encourage a more circular economy. The program rewards shoppers for shopping locally through a city-sponsored app called Akronite, from which shoppers receive Read More...

CA Bill highlights the benefits of free public banking

In 2020 we shared how startup Majority helps immigrants navigate the US financial system with banking assistance. The reality is that because of overdraft charges, account minimums, and other fees, many low-income or marginalized individuals choose to avoid the banking system because of monetary Read More...

UBI Success: Updates from the case study in Stockton, CA

Back in 2019, we shared how Stockton, California was launching the country’s first universal basic income (UBI) experiment. Spearheaded by former mayor Michael Tubbs, the program was set to run for 24 months from February 2019 to February 2021. Now that the program is nearly complete, we have Read More...