Today’s Solutions: January 19, 2022

The Optimist Living

Want to write really, really well? Here’s some great advice

Whether you're a lawyer, a teacher, or even a zookeeper—strong writing skills are critical for success throughout the many branches of society. If you want your words to stand out in this text-based world, these nine simple tips will help you sharpen your writing skills. First tip: read The Read More...

Feeling restless? Here’s how to channel that feeling into something good

Whether you’ve got something major on your mind or you’ve eaten too much sugar, sometimes it simply feels impossible to sit still. You may be familiar with the feelings: antsy feet, jittery body, crawling skin, general unease, or a quickening breath rhythm. This overwhelming energy can be very Read More...

German scientists have invented a cooling system that doesn’t harm the planet

You may not realize it, but your air conditioning is warming up the planet. That’s because air conditioning systems contain highly toxic fluorocarbons that have proven to be powerful greenhouse gases with remarkable heat-trapping capabilities. The good news is better cooling systems are on their Read More...

Five techniques for talking to kids about climate change

Around the world, children are taking action against climate change inaction—they’re going on strike from school, calling on governments to do something, and filing lawsuits. They are willing to be bold in the face of indifference and to shout louder than today’s failing leaders. We need to Read More...

Change the way you feel about the boring parts of work to get them done quicker

No matter how meaningful or rewarding your job is, every job has its boring parts. If these boring parts are demotivating you and making it harder to wake up in the morning, there are a few things you can do to change your thinking about the parts of your job that you hate. The first thing you Read More...

Make hanging with your partner’s family more bearable with these 12 tips

You may be in love with your significant other, but that doesn’t mean you feel the same way about their family. The thing is, no matter how much you may want to avoid spending time with the in-laws, establishing good rapport with them can be very important for the health of your own relationship. Read More...

Resiliency is key to success. Here’s how to cultivate it

Failure sucks, but it’s a part of life. Any time we work towards our goals, we are bound to fail at one point or another. It’s not, however, the failures themselves that will stop you from getting to where you want to be. Rather, it’s the way you respond that matters most. If you feel your Read More...

Make your conversations more mindful in five simple steps

If you've ever practiced mindfulness, you're probably already aware of the many benefits it offers for the willing and dedicated practitioner. When we open ourselves to this practice, we create the potential for our lives to be transformed in ways that might seem subtle but are truly Read More...

Science says this is the ideal way to structure your day

Who says working 8 hours a day, five days a week is the best way for everyone to work? The fact of the matter is the 8-hour workday is arbitrary, and the structure itself has become a relic of a past time. Science itself would agree that this manner of structuring the work week has become Read More...

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...