Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

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Meet the interior designer helping divorced dads settle into singlehood

In honor of father's day this Sunday, we are revamping a few stories that celebrate the inspiring dads out there in the world, empower dads, or highlight the incredible experience of fatherhood. We can all agree that a break-up of any kind is a stressful process, but divorce with children Read More...

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5 small changes to make your home feel fresh and comforting

These days our homes are more integral in our lives than ever. They serve as spaces of work, play, and rest. If you’re getting a bit tired of looking at your own walls, here are some tips from interior designers on simple ways to spruce up your home. 1. Open up your pantry Glass-fronted or Read More...

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9 home interior design tips for longevity

The lives and habits of those who live in Blue Zones, otherwise known as the regions where the longest-living people on the planet live, have always fascinated us at The Optimist Daily. We’ve already shared stories about how Blue Zone dwellers drink alcohol, eat, and sit, and now, to add to this Read More...

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Sustainable renovation tips from an interior designer

If you’re thinking of giving your interior space a facelift before heading into the winter season but want to go about it in the most eco-friendly way possible, Toronto-based interior designer Rebecca Hay has some inspirational home design ideas that prioritize style and sustainability. Reduce, Read More...

This door handle sterilizes it

This door handle sterilizes itself constantly using UV light

Door handles tend to be home to alarmingly high levels of bacteria. That’s why a team of graduates from the University of Hong Kong have designed a door handle that uses light to constantly sterilize itself. Comprised of a glass tube with aluminum caps at each end, the door handle is covered in Read More...

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A few simple changes can turn your home into a place of serenity

You may live in an apartment or a house, but does it feel like a real home? Do you get a feeling of calmness when you walk through the door? If you don’t, there’s no need to fret. With a few simple changes to the setup of your place, you can turn your living space into a real home that makes Read More...

Adding more color to your home

Adding more color to your home can bring powerful changes to your mood

When you walk through your home, what are the main colors you see? Is it a blend of more monotonous colors such as beige, grey, and white—or is it an extravaganza of colorful flare? As it turns out, the colors that make up the interior design of your home matter. In fact, research shows that Read More...