Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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These are the 20 best cities world-wide for mental wellbeing

Thanks to modern technology, the world, though still so vast, has for many become smaller. Thanks to these advances, you can wake up in Greece and have lunch in France. You can be backpacking in Thailand but have a videoconference with your parents in Boston. However, for these past 20 or so Read More...

Study of 90 cities links green

Study of 90 cities links green space access with increased happiness

More and more cities are making tree-planting and green space allocation a key part of their urban planning strategy. Not only do green spaces mitigate the heat island effect, but they also work to purify the air and improve the health of residents. The correlation between nature and happiness has Read More...

Study: Nonparent adults are as

Study: Nonparent adults are as happy as their child rearing counterparts

Birth rates are falling in many parts of the world, especially in the US, and although the reasons for this are wide-ranging, many who choose to not have children or are biologically unable to still face questioning and confusion from friends and relatives who see childbearing as a necessary Read More...

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5 Morning practices to boost happiness levels all day long

Not everyone is a morning person, but if you wake up irritable and sleepy in the morning, you are more likely to feel down for the rest of the day. If this sounds familiar, consider these five simple morning habits that happiness experts have come up with to positively influence how you feel Read More...

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How to create a culture of gratitude

The world let out a collective sigh of relief when the clock struck midnight on the first of January this year, and we were finally rid of 2020, the year that took an unexpected turn to disappointment, missed milestones, social aggravation, and restrictions on a global level. But even though 2020 Read More...

5 Evidence-backed ways to feel

5 Evidence-backed ways to feel happier in hard times

As coronavirus pandemic trudges onward to a backdrop of political antics, you may be finding yourself looking at the post-pandemic future as a time where happiness can be experienced again. But there’s a problem with deferring happiness to the future—after all, all we got is the present. Read More...

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The best things in life are free: 3 gifts that don’t cost a penny

When it comes to happiness, enjoying memorable experiences has been found to provide more long-lasting joy for people than receiving material gifts. At a time where we could also use a bit more happiness, here are 3 experience-based gifts you can give your loved ones that don’t cost a penny. Read More...

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Tweet tweet! Study finds birds are linked to happiness levels

If you find yourself happier around singing birds, you’re not alone. A new study from the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research indicates being around greater bird biodiversity is actually linked to greater happiness levels amongst people. To come to this conclusion, the Read More...

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Haven’t tried meditation? Here are 7 reasons to reconsider

If you looked for ways to calm stress or anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, somebody surely recommended the practice of meditation. And if it wasn’t a friend or family member, it was probably one of us writers at the Optimist Daily. Should you have taken the advice, we hope meditation has Read More...

Feeling down? Here are 3 scien

Feeling down? Here are 3 science-backed ways to feel better now

When we find ourselves in a bad mood, we can either simmer in those negative feelings or choose to do something about them. The Optimist Daily is a fan of the latter option, which is why we want to share with you a few methods for immediate mood management that scientists have proven to be Read More...