Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024
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The surprising benefits of woodworking

The historical practice of woodworking is believed to have started thousands of years ago in ancient Chinese and Egyptian civilizations, as seen in drawings and artifacts preserved in tombs. Since then, the skill has grown into a hobby and evolved thanks to advances in modern technology. Of Read More...

Overworked tired businesswoman sleeping on table in office suffering from fatigue with coffee in front of her.

Feeling fatigued? Try these energizing lifestyle changes

Fatigue is an enemy of productivity and potentially having a fulfilling life. It has long been thought that fatigue is something that comes about with age, but experts are starting to rethink the idea that fatigue is, in fact, not an expected part of aging at all. A closer look into our own Read More...

Rear view of busy female artist sitting on chair in front of easel, painting with fingers, using white and blue oil or acrylic paint.

Adopt this mindset to cultivate a hobby you truly love

Here at The Optimist Daily, we understand how valuable your free time is and the value of enriching it with pleasurable activities. This could be anywhere from simply resting to rejuvenating your energy levels, puzzling, or painting, whatever floats your boat! However, our competitive modern Read More...

People talking at work

4 strategies for talking politics at work

It used to be expected that people would leave their political views at the door when they came to work. Times have changed. According to a survey carried out by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), over half of the American workforce have heard more political talk in the office Read More...

close up of Black man's hands knitting

5 benefits of knitting and crocheting—Stitch your stress away

At The Optimist Daily, we’ve written about the benefits of various indoor hobbies like tackling a jigsaw puzzle or getting crafty with painting. However, if puzzles confound you and painting doesn’t call to you, then perhaps you can stitch your stress away instead by trying out knitting and Read More...

hands holding paint brush painting with many different color paints

10 Reasons to pick up a paintbrush: Good for your heart and soul

The cold winter weather combined with continuing concern for our health and safety during the pandemic may mean that many of us are opting to spend more time indoors these days. To keep boredom from taking hold, try to see this as an opportunity to delve into some fun hobbies that are not only Read More...

Family completing a jigsaw together while lying on the floor at home

Jigsaw puzzles: A hobby that's great for your brain

In our ever increasing digital society, puzzling is the perfect activity to unplug and improve your mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re looking for some motivation to start a puzzle, whether it’s 20, 250 or 1000 pieces, here are six benefits of doing them. Simultaneous exercise for your Read More...

Hobbyists are saving the extra

Hobbyists are saving the extraordinary killifish from extinction

Killifish biology has long intrigued fish enthusiasts and scientists. But human encroachment, habitat loss, and climate change are dwindling killifish populations in the wild. Thankfully, collection efforts by conservationists are saving these creatures. The conservationists distribute specimens Read More...