Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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3 habits of the happiest people

Think of the happiest people you know. Do you find yourself often wondering what they are doing to maintain a general level of joy? There has been a lot of discussion in the scientific world about whether our overall levels of happiness are the result of a genetic lottery that leads to a “set Read More...

Zumba: The workout that turns

Zumba: The workout that turns fitness haters into dance floor enthusiasts

One faithful day in Colombia in the 1990s, a fitness instructor realized he forgot his usual workout playlist and sparked a spontaneous dance session to loud Latin beats instead. This serendipitous move transformed his exercise class into an exhilarating dance party. With that, zumba was born, Read More...

Pigs

Study finds pigs and horses recognize positive and negative tones

Along the line, we evolved with certain animals and decided to keep their use but also their ability to connect with us. This is certainly the reason humans have bonded so closely with dogs and cats. As it turns out, this is the case with livestock as well.  A recent study from the University Read More...

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What’s the secret to a longer life? Optimism of course!

Do you want to live a longer, fuller life? Well, according to this study published earlier this month in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, you should seriously consider cultivating higher levels of optimism.  According to the new study, which involved almost 160,000 women of a range Read More...

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Beat procrastination and feel good at work with this mental habit

Procrastination is often seen as an aspect of poor time management, but research shows that as associate professor of psychology at Carleton University Tim Pychyl states: “Procrastination is not a time-management problem, it’s an emotion-management problem.” Even though bringing up Read More...

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Need some encouragement? Call this adorable kid-run hotline

Anyone who has the delight of children in their lives in one form or another will agree: kids say the cutest things. Most adults know that functioning as a productive member of society usually requires thinking about what they want to say before actually saying it, which makes kids’ lack of Read More...

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These 3 strategies will help you train your mind to be more positive

When something goes wrong at work, it’s normal to take that negative experience and hold onto it for the rest of the day— or maybe even for the whole week. That tendency is a product of how our brains are wired, and it exposes us to extra, unneeded stress. But it doesn’t have to be like Read More...

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How to be a positive force in a negative workspace

From reducing your levels of stress to increasing your resilience against hardship, adopting a positive mindset within your day-to-day life has a multitude of benefits. But embracing more positivity is a whole lot easier said than done, especially if your work environment tends to be a negative Read More...

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A neuroscientist's 4 favorite ways to decompress

Negative feelings have a way of creeping up on us, particularly if we find ourselves in an especially emotionally charged situation. If you find that these moments of negativity can worm their way into your mind and leave you drowning in an ocean of feelings, then you’re not alone. However, Read More...

3 ways gratitude leads to more

3 ways gratitude leads to more positive emotions

Whether it’s exercise or connecting with friends, there are many ways to prime yourself to feel good. Today, we’re going to focus on the practice of gratitude. From scientific research, we know that routinely practicing gratitude can serve as a gateway to positive emotions. Here are three Read More...