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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

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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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A four day workweek? 10 reasons it’s a great idea

While enduring the global pandemic, many of us have had the chance to reassess our values and goals for our lives. This has set the scene for many companies, workplaces, and even entire countries to toy with the possibility of implementing a four-day workweek. We’ve shared several stories Read More...

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6 ways to maintain mental health during unpredictability

It’s now 2022, and the world is still reeling from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The global crisis has taught us many lessons, one of them being the importance of resilience and maintaining our mental health, especially in exceptional circumstances. Here are six practices that will help you Read More...

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Why the lost art of daydreaming is good for your mental health

When was the last time you indulged in a good daydreaming session? These days, whenever there are idle moments in the day when humans would have previously had nothing but their imaginations to occupy them, such as waiting in line at the grocery store or standing in an elevator, our devices keep us Read More...

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How healthy eating habits reduce stress levels

Are you feeling stressed lately? Perhaps part of the problem is your diet. Even if your diet isn’t the catalyst for your high stress levels, allowing your body to function at tip-top shape gives your hormones the chance to balance themselves out. Eating well isn’t impossible, but it certainly Read More...

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Why great sex should be part of your skincare routine

Dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, M.D. says that her patients who are looking to improve their skin’s appearance are often surprised when she asks them about their sex lives during a consultation. However, it turns out that you should consider sex as part of your skincare routine. And Read More...

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Reduce conversation stress with these 8 communications strategies

The stress of the pandemic compounded by holiday pressures may have your household nearing a boiling point this week. Fortunately, effective communication strategies can help you tackle tough topics, express what you’re feeling, and ultimately, resolve some tension in your home.  One place the Read More...