Today’s Solutions: December 09, 2022

Staying Healthy

Woman gardening on a sunny spring day

10 ways to spruce up your garden this spring

Springtime invites us all to go outside and enjoy nature’s beauty. One of the most rewarding ways to enjoy the freshness of spring is by getting active in your garden. Last month we've shared with you five tips to make your garden more resilient. Following up on that, here are ten more ways to Read More...

Seniors playing chess

Researchers find companionship may reduce risk of Alzheimer's

Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve written a great deal about the contributing factors to Alzheimer's disease and what you can do to help avoid it yourself. Exercise, proper diet, even knitting, and nifty nasal sprays can improve your chances, but recent findings suggest that just keeping in Read More...

Putting the moves on your own

Putting the moves on your own self — 6 benefits of masturbation

In light of Valentine’s week, we’re exploring all aspects of intimacy and love here at The Optimist Daily, so of course we had to write a feature on that most important of all love relationships — our relationship with our own self. It is perhaps the first sexual relationship you ever had, Read More...

Vitality and Connection - A week of Love

Vitality and connection: A round-up of our week on Love…

“Life without love is like food without salt,” - Isabel Allende At the Optimist Daily, we work to put a spotlight on the solutions that abound around us. While much of what we tackle are the “big” issues like the environment, medicine, science and energy, some of the most salient Read More...

Book Excerpt: ‘The Sleep Fix

Book Excerpt: ‘The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More’

“Sometimes finding just one place to start, one thread to pull on, can shift the momentum in the other direction—sleep improvement leads to more sleep improvement.” -Diane Macedo In today’s Optimist View, we’re delighted to share an excerpt from ‘The Sleep Fix,’ the newest book from Read More...

The Optimist View: the Healing

The Optimist View: the Healing Power of Food

“Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.” - T. Colin Campbell By Kristy Jansen Even if you’re not a fan of American football, the massive spectacle of the championship game has become a singular event that rivals only Thanksgiving as the most American of traditions. Read More...

Recycle those pandemic habits

Recycle those pandemic habits to keep them alive in the new year

When the pandemic first struck, we ambitiously sought out new pandemic habits and routines. As we gave up commuting, dining out, and going to the movies, we took up yoga, bread baking, and knitting. As we approach nearly a full year of living in a pandemic world, recycling your pandemic habits, Read More...

Yelp will now tell you if a bu

Yelp will now tell you if a business is following covid-19 protocols

The online business review platform Yelp has really expanded its search and rating criteria over the past few years. Users can now not only rate whether restaurants are good for kids or groups, but also search based on specific categories such as “women-owned.” As of this week, Yelp users will Read More...

A guide to mailing homemade tr

A guide to mailing homemade treats this holiday season

In our guide to more socially distanced holidays, we recommended sending care packages with homemade treats to relatives you can’t see in person. Today, we’re diving deeper into how you can safely prepare and mail those goods.  First things first, it’s important that the food is being Read More...

How to protect yourself if som

How to protect yourself if someone in your home tests positive for covid-19

Learning that someone in your home has tested positive for covid-19 can be a scary experience, but knowing how to handle the situation can help keep you healthy and make everyone more comfortable in a stressful situation. Here is an 8-step guide on what to do if the situation arises.  Get Read More...