Today’s Solutions: June 14, 2024

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The value of silence in a noisy world

“Silence is golden,” they say, but it seems as though we have forgotten the value of silence. The modern world is a noisy place—so much so that people get accustomed to sounds and hardly register them anymore, particularly in an urban setting. Most people will be woken up with an alarm, Read More...

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3 Evidence-based reasons forgiveness is good for your health

Humans are social creatures, and as such, our relationships are crucial to our health and wellbeing. However, our relationships are always in flux. Let’s face it: none of us are perfect, which means that people disagree, make mistakes, and miscommunicate, which cultivates tension and negative Read More...

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3 tips to get the most out of your reading time

Reading is highly beneficial for our brains and gives our cognitive development a major boost, but as technology spins the world faster and faster, we are spending less time absorbed in books and more time scrolling. In our rush to read online content, we forget that it’s not necessarily how much Read More...

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Small things can make a huge difference for mothers with depression

Mental illness is not only hard for the sufferer but can also impact surrounding family and friends. This is especially true for the children of mothers that experience depression. Research has been found that children in this position not only are more likely to gain mental health problems Read More...

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Yet another study confirms cognitive benefits of green space

If you’re a regular Optimist Daily reader, you know about the tremendous cognitive and mental health benefits of green space. Now, yet another study has confirmed the link between nature and brain development and finds that access to green space helps children meet critical development Read More...

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Spending time with trees boosts children's cognitive development

Trees are nature’s air purifiers—they provide us with oxygen and absorb CO2, which makes them a key component of the global fight against climate change. However, they also have an influence over our individual health, both mentally and physically. A new study published in Nature Read More...

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Play is powerful: How to make the most children’s free play time

Back in November, we shared how children are using play to understand and process the pandemic. Enacting events through play is how children come to terms with change, which means that parents and caregivers can use this to their advantage in helping children process new situations. Focusing on Read More...

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How to help your kids learn from home

Parents and teachers around the world have been unceremoniously thrown into online teaching with minimal preparation or precedent for what virtual learning should look like. Different schools are taking varying approaches to this new learning process, but parents are sharing the universal Read More...