Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

3 Strategies for building a mo

3 Strategies for building a more equitable home from sociologists

Among different-sex parents who work full time, mothers log an average of five more hours of paid and unpaid labor than fathers, which is obviously a great obstacle in our efforts to achieve marriage equality. Despite the gender equity progress we’ve made, the idea that women are “better” Read More...

Tall, bark, and handsomeーHow

Tall, bark, and handsomeーHow marriage can save a tree

We at The Optimist Daily often write about how essential trees are to our mental and physical health, as well as how they provide an important balance to planetary conditions which are too numerous to name. Trees become even more useful on all these counts as they age. The older the tree, the Read More...

Joined in “matri-money”: 5

Joined in “matri-money”: 5 financial tips for newlyweds

Whether you have been with your partner for 10 months or 10 years before you get married, merging finances can be a sticky subject. As “financial newlyweds” you have to come face to face with getting on the same page about spending, saving, and long term financial goals. Luckily, we have five Read More...

Every couple argues, but the w

Every couple argues, but the way they do it determines how happy they are

When you’re in a relationship, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’re going to fight with your partner at some point – it’s an inevitable part of the deal. That’s right, even happily married couples who have been together for decades still argue every so often, but a new study finds Read More...

America’s divorce rates are

America’s divorce rates are plummeting—thanks to millennials

Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married. New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials Read More...

When one plus one equals one

When one plus one equals one

A wedding gift guides a young couple towards the discovery of true love.Michael Datcher | April 2006 issue I once received a pet rock as a gift. It wasn’t the kind of pet rock that came in a designer box with a name tag. It was low end. Literally, a chip off an old block with alley origins. Read More...