By Summers McKay CEO New Mom Status: I am standing in my kitchen with my computer up on the bar, wearing my four-week-old baby in a front carrier. My phone is tucked in my bra strap, my wireless headphones are on, and I have a Swiffer duster in one hand and our editorial … [Read more...] about Parenting children while rearing a business – Can we make it work?
Failing sucks. The lousy feeling you get after you fail is unavoidable. But it’s this experience of negative emotion that drives improved performance the next time around. Activist Courtney E. Martin broadens this concept when she examines failure in the context of political … [Read more...] about The Positive Side of Failure
Protests alone don't create solutions. Protests with highly organized, coordinated efforts, with effective demands and a message clearly delivered can be the start of something good. That's exactly what happened at Frankfurt's International Motor Show (IAA). In a coordinated … [Read more...] about 25k Protestors Demand Change from Automakers in Frankfurt
In today’s special edition of The Optimist Daily, we are celebrating revolutions! That’s because of the 4th of July, the day the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain. Right? Well, not so fast. While it’s widely believed that July 4, 1776, was the day … [Read more...] about The Revolution That Started it All: 1776
“We should care about butterflies because they are a part of the web of life…and they are the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ of ecosystem health.” - Nick Haddad By Kristy Jansen & Amelia Buckley Chaos theory implies that if a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, it can … [Read more...] about Transformation and Turbulence: Dr. Nick Haddad on his quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature