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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine source reigns supreme for health and vitality?

For many people, coffee is more than simply a morning habit; it's an integral component of their daily lives. But is this really the best method to get your caffeine fix? Dr. Kaustubh Dabhadkar, a preventive cardiologist from Charlotte, North Carolina, sheds light on the subject, showing the Read More...

Struggling to maintain your ap

Struggling to maintain your appetite in the face of excessive stress? These 3 tips will help

Stress can harm your appetite, making it difficult to find the motivation to eat—even when your stomach is empty and rumbling. Stress, whether caused by work pressure, relationship issues, or looming deadlines, can suppress your appetite or cause symptoms such as nausea, making dinner a Read More...

Pickleball for all

The health benefits of pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America for the second year in a row.  Said to have been named for the creators’ family dog, pickleball is like the youngest sibling of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It’s played with a paddle and a Read More...

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The benefits of archery: 5 reasons to pick up a bow and arrow this summer

Are you looking for a distinct hobby that will open the door to new social circles, or that you could feature on your online dating profile (hello, conversation starter), all while boosting your mental and physical health? Well, archery might be the one to try. Archery isn’t as mainstream as a Read More...

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7 Natural ways to battle insomnia

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for our health and productivity. If you experience trouble getting to sleep or struggle with insomnia, here are seven natural strategies to help remedy the issue. Eat nutritious food Insomnia is often linked to poor nutrition. Try to assess what minor Read More...

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Honing this practice can give us the antidote to boredom

Everyone experiences boredom at times—boredom probably plagued a great many of us during the peak of pandemic restrictions and isolation. However, a new study reveals that some people are less likely to suffer from boredom than others. “Chronic boredom, often referred to as ‘boredom Read More...

The Human library

The Human Library: reading people instead of books

Have you ever heard about someone living with a condition and wished you knew more? Maybe you were streaming a drama about someone living with a rare disease, or you read a piece that mentioned a particular trauma. Your human empathy kicked in and you wanted to know what it was like living as the Read More...

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Feeling unstable? Here’s how you can test your balance

There’s a lot of talk surrounding work-life balance, being emotionally balanced, and well-balanced diets— but what about actual balance? You know, the physical ability to be able to distribute your weight so that you can recover from tripping or being jostled and stand or move without toppling Read More...

Exercise after vaccine

Study: Exercise after vaccination may boost immunity

If you thought it was better to take it easy after getting your vaccine, you may want to think again. In a new study published by Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, researchers found that up to 90 minutes of mild-to-moderate exercise soon after receiving a vaccine could provide you with additional Read More...

close up of Black man's hands knitting

5 benefits of knitting and crocheting—Stitch your stress away

At The Optimist Daily, we’ve written about the benefits of various indoor hobbies like tackling a jigsaw puzzle or getting crafty with painting. However, if puzzles confound you and painting doesn’t call to you, then perhaps you can stitch your stress away instead by trying out knitting and Read More...