Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

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Don’t let love get lost in translation—all about the 5 love languages

It's important to show the people you love how much you truly care—but how can you be sure that your expressions of affection are landing the way you want them to? The key to ensuring that your love (romantic, familial, or friendly) isn’t being lost in translation, is to learn their love Read More...

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This dating app connects vegans and vegetarians

These days, the dating scene can be an overwhelming place to be. With all the potential connections that we quite literally have at our fingertips, we have way more people to vet than we did in the past.  Although the number of people embracing plant-based diets is growing, for vegans and Read More...

Why love is sometimes hard to

Why love is sometimes hard to take and how to learn to accept it

Love can be passionate and romantic, throwing you off balance in delightful ways. It can be soft and subtle, welcoming as a balmy summer evening. The shared intimacies, humor, and kindnesses can become touchstones in times of disruption: a salve after a day spent wrestling obligations or a couple Read More...

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Sex tips for seniors—what older women need to know

As we age, our bodies may change in ways that make it more difficult to engage in sexual activities, but that doesn’t mean that the desire fades away. According to gynecologist Katie Propst, MD, for many women over 50 the act of sex, even if they really want it, can begin to present challenges Read More...

Rethinking “consent” part

Rethinking “consent” part II—offering a sexy gift

In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the limitations of consent as a concept when applied to sexual engagements. We dove into senior research scholar and philosophy professor at Georgetown University Rebecca Kulka’s essay “Sex Talks” to explore how extending sexual invitations is Read More...

Vitality and Connection - A week of Love

Vitality and connection: A round-up of our week on Love…

“Life without love is like food without salt,” - Isabel Allende At the Optimist Daily, we work to put a spotlight on the solutions that abound around us. While much of what we tackle are the “big” issues like the environment, medicine, science and energy, some of the most salient Read More...

Sex tips for seniors—what ol

Sex tips for seniors—what older men need to know

Yes, sex may change once you age. However, that doesn’t mean that it can’t still be satisfying! Maintaining an active sex life is important even (or especially) as you age for many reasons, including boosting physical health, mental health, and self-esteem. What changes as men get Read More...

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5 Ways to stay connected with your partner during the busy holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, some of us are preparing to celebrate with friends and family in real life for the first time in a very long time. While exciting, the coming festivities may also mean that your list of obligations seems to go on and on, making it more likely for your own Read More...

The Backyard Bistro: A safe an

The Backyard Bistro: A safe and sexy replacement for date night

Masks, hand sanitizer, sweatpants, and social distancing practices don’t really inspire romance, making the last year one of the least sexy in modern history. The pandemic has made pursuing new connections almost impossible, and for those who were in relationships, safety measures and shutdowns Read More...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day su

Celebrate Valentine’s Day sustainably with these 5 green gifts

Though the pandemic has been difficult on a global scale, it has also given humanity time to reflect on the effects of consumerist attitudes and throw-away culture. How we celebrate Valentine’s Day often exemplifies some of the worst aspects of consumerism, but this year is an opportunity to Read More...