Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2024

Making the most out of adult f

Making the most out of adult friendships: a psychologist's top 3 tips

In the whirlwind of adulting, friendships become our anchor, our lifeline amidst the chaos. They are more than just incidental relationships; they form our journey and have a tremendous impact on our well-being. This study demonstrates how the quality of your friendships in your 30s can be a good Read More...

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Navigating digital dating and modern relationships

Digital dating has changed the way we connect, creating a new vocabulary of phrases such as ghosting, orbiting, and breadcrumbing. While these activities may appear fairly innocent on the surface, they can have serious consequences for our mental health and well-being. Psychotherapist Danielle Read More...

A guide to self-kindness: tran

A guide to self-kindness: transforming negative self-talk into positive affirmations

As we go through the motions of daily life, it's tempting to listen to our inner critic's constant commentary. Negative self-talk, or the constant stream of self-criticism, destroys our sense of value and robs us of happiness. This issue is brought to light by Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck in Read More...

A positive guide to navigatin

A positive guide to navigating climate chaos

Maintaining hope in the face of the climate crisis is more than simply a psychological exercise; it is essential for motivating action and behavioral change. The relentless flood of negative news and the overwhelming effects of human activity on the environment can lead to despair and Read More...

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Patriot Day's message of strength and unity: We remember, we unite

Patriot Day, an annual holiday in the United States, serves as a reminder of the country's resilience and togetherness in the face of adversity. President George W. Bush established this day in 2002 as a moment to mourn the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and to honor the communal spirit that Read More...

Tips for surviving unexpected

Tips for surviving unexpected disasters: What is a "go-bag" and how do you prepare one?

Sherri McKinney, the Red Cross' national spokesman, has firsthand experience with the unpredictability of natural disasters. McKinney, who escaped the tornadoes in Nashville in 2020, underlines that "emergencies are more common than people may think, and disasters happen anywhere and at any Read More...

Plankton drifting in water.

Study reveals planktons' unexpected resilience to global warming

With our changing climate, protecting all impacted organisms on Earth is a huge priority. The planet has gone through previous cycles of heating and cooling, and looking at these periods can give us clues about what may happen. An international team of researchers has done just that, by studying Read More...

Resilience

Coping with climate anxiety: 9 tips for personal resilience

Reading the news and keeping up to date about the changing climate can make it difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Climate anxiety has become a very real thing, particularly among young people who will have to one day carry the torch of environmental stewardship. The American Psychological Read More...

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The gene that could stop Parkinson's disease

Scientists are always working tirelessly to figure out new, effective treatments for complex neurological conditions. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve reported on many before, such as non-invasive brain surgery for people with epilepsy and using brain signals to allow a man with paralysis to Read More...

Beautiful resilient flower growing out of crack in asphalt.

How to train your own resilience as if it were a muscle

Resilience is like a muscle—we have to target it and actively build on it for it to grow. We have to be able to recognize that life isn’t always rosy and adapt with a stronger mindset that will ultimately lead to a happier life. In order to help foster more resilience within you, here are Read More...