Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

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Your old mattress isn’t trash. Here’s how to donate or recycle it

Some items are easy to recycle, like a plastic bottle or newspaper. Other things are a lot more difficult, simply because they probably won’t fit in your average recycling bin—like a king-size mattress, for instance. Believe it or not, recycling your used mattress is easier than you think, Read More...

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How to travel the world without destroying it

We all love to travel, to visit the various corners of the world that play host to Earth’s greatest wonders. In 2016 alone, over a billion people took a tourist trip abroad—more than double the number of just 20 years ago. And while it only makes sense that people want to leave their hometowns Read More...

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Five strategies to help you get through extremely busy times at work

While we’d all like to take some time off work when life gets overly busy, sometimes it’s simply not possible. At times like this, when having a full weekend off seems like a distant dream, you need to follow some practical tips for surviving and thriving when you have to be fully committed. Read More...

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Avoid the nightmare that is shin splints with these easy stretches

If you’re an avid runner, you’ve probably experienced shin splints at one point or the other.The term "shin splints" refers to lower leg pain below the knee, either on the front part of the leg or on the inside. Shin splints often feel like a casual stabbing pain piercing through your muscles Read More...

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Reclaim your brain from the Internet with a one-day-a-week electronic detox

Imagine it’s the middle of summer and you’re sitting outside with a book you’re trying to read. But there are lots of gnats flying around, landing on your bare arms and neck, buzzing, biting you, and just generally being irritating.They keep interrupting you, diverting your attention, and Read More...

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Feeling anxious? These 7 books can help soothe your mind

If you experience anxiety, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in three young people are affected by anxiety. There are many ways to cope with bouts of anxiousness, such as exercising, meditating, and journaling. And while reading may not immediately come Read More...

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How to shop for healthy food without spending loads of money

At The Optimist Daily, we care deeply about food. We believe food is medicine, and we’re incredibly concerned with how our food is grown and how it affects our bodies. Sunday’s Optimist View was a testament to our desire to create discussion around food as we explored the potentially damaging Read More...

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Gut health is vital to your well being. Here's how to give it a boost

In recent years, scientists have discovered that the microbiome—informally known as the gut—is key to helping our bodies maintain homeostasis and overall well-being. But what exactly is the microbiome and why is it important? The microbiome is the makeup of bacteria and other microorganisms in Read More...

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A simple guide for inspiring creativity in others

One of the greatest gifts you can give a person is the inspiration they need to get their creative juices flowing. That’s because creativity helps a person perceive the world in new ways, allowing them to produce creative solutions in all aspects of their life—whether it be on a canvas, a Read More...

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Grieving is painful, these 7 tips will help heal your soul after loss

Grief and loss are natural life experiences; no one is exempt from pain and heartache. But knowing that others have gone through similar pain doesn’t make it any easier, nor does it present an obvious path for overcoming the hurt. We all deal with grief in our own ways, and although there is no Read More...