Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

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6 sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year

Valentine's Day may be about love for most people, but it's not so sweet for Mother Nature. This holiday supports some of the major users of pesticides by boosting the chocolate and flower industries and sending billions of greeting cards to landfills each year. Luckily, there are several Read More...

Putting the moves on your own

Putting the moves on your own self — 6 benefits of masturbation

In light of Valentine’s week, we’re exploring all aspects of intimacy and love here at The Optimist Daily, so of course we had to write a feature on that most important of all love relationships — our relationship with our own self. It is perhaps the first sexual relationship you ever had, Read More...

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Share the joy of cooking with your partner this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up! So, if you’re debating between a home-cooked meal or fancy dinner out, we are here to advocate for home-cooked romance. Meals made with love at home can help boost physical and mental wellbeing. Here’s how. Cooking is a great de-stressor and it can help you Read More...

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Three fun valentine's day arts & crafts to do with your kids

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and for parents with young children, this could be a great opportunity to carve out some quality time and get crafty together! Plus, if you’re trying to limit processed sugar in your family, doing arts and crafts with your kids is a much healthier Read More...

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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...

Love is Kindness

Love is Kindness

BY: Summers McKay & Kristy Jansen  “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha Love is the most curious and powerful of forces. It has the unique ability to both build strong alliances and tear down unnecessary walls. It can Read More...

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How a stable relationship boosts cardiovascular health

Hearts are everywhere this time of year, but what about the one in your chest? As it turns out, a healthy relationship can be good for your heart health as well. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that unmarried people with heart disease were 52 percent more Read More...

Make your Valentine’s day an

Make your Valentine’s day an eco-friendly one with these 6 tips

Valentine’s day provides a good opportunity to spend some quality time with the person you love. It also provides businesses and companies to woo you into buying a bunch of stuff you really don’t need. The truth is that Valentine’s day has become overrun by consumerism, and it’s become Read More...