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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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7 dazzling winter solstice celebrations from around the world

The Winter Solstice is a global celebration rooted in rich traditions and historical significance, not just an astronomical event. As the Northern Hemisphere experiences its longest night on December 21 (or June 20 in the Southern Hemisphere), many cultures celebrate the return of the sun with Read More...

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'Tis the season to land your ideal job: 5 expert techniques to improve your holiday job search

The holiday season isn't only about making merry and meeting with family and friends; it's also an excellent time to ramp up your job search! As the year comes to a close, many professionals experience a surge of inspiration to pursue new employment prospects. Taking advantage of the holiday mood Read More...

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These 8 tips will help reduce holiday cooking stress

Spice up your holiday cooking with these eight helpful and stress-reducing tips and savor the true joy of the season: making merry memories with those you cherish most. Smart store-bought swaps Professionals and home cooks alike agree on a simple principle to making holiday meals easier: there's Read More...

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A brief history of Groundhog Day

In honor of Groundhog Day 2023, The Optimist Daily shares some background knowledge on this centuries-old American tradition.  The first Groundhog Day Groundhog Day was commemorated for the first time on February 2, 1887, at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, thanks to a "rodent Read More...

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5 expert-recommended ways to cope with holiday stress

Financial strain, social pressure, and countless to-dos make the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's the most stressful time of year, according to numerous surveys. Holidays may sometimes be painful reminders of those we've lost. And though many look forward to coming home for the holidays, Read More...

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7 Fun and festive traditions for a solo holiday season

Spending the holidays alone is often stigmatized, but health concerns, travel restrictions, tighter financial budgets, or simply needing some “me time” are all valid reasons to have a solo holiday. If you find yourself alone this holiday season, consider adopting one of these new Read More...

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How to store holiday cookies so you can enjoy them for as long as possible

For many of us, the holidays mean lots of quality time with friends and family… and lots of time eating delicious meals and desserts. That said, eating all the holiday cookies at once can be a huge (and rather unhealthy) challenge. Instead, keep your cookies as fresh as possible for as long as Read More...

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How to get rid of stubborn Thanksgiving dinner stains

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of us are excited to be celebrating a holiday together with friends and family IRL for the first time in almost two years. This means that things are probably going to get messy in the kitchen and around the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. This Read More...

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How to navigate traveling with children this holiday season

Many of us are returning to celebrating the holidays with our extended family for the first time in a while this year, and if you have children who are too young to be vaccinated, traveling can be especially anxiety-provoking. If you’re a parent and you do plan on traveling for the holiday, we Read More...

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5 Ways to stay connected with your partner during the busy holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, some of us are preparing to celebrate with friends and family in real life for the first time in a very long time. While exciting, the coming festivities may also mean that your list of obligations seems to go on and on, making it more likely for your own Read More...