Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Business

Looking for positive and inspiring business stories? From green operations to employee rights, from innovative corporate structures to diversity and inclusion, the Business section at The Optimist Daily has got the latest innovative solutions from the corporate sector.

A historic $1 billion gift to

A historic $1 billion gift to Johns Hopkins eliminates tuition for most medical students

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $1 billion commitment to Johns Hopkins University, marking a watershed moment in medical school history. This unprecedented contribution, announced last week, would make tuition free for most medical students beginning Read More...

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US track star Allyson Felix opens the first-ever nursery for Olympic parents

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM The upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are expected to make history, not just by achieving gender parity, but also by providing an impactful service for parent athletes. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and longtime sponsor P&G announced the Read More...

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The United Kingdom just elected its most diverse Parliament ever

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Britain has elected its most diverse parliament in history, signaling a substantial shift in representation as Prime Minister Keir Starmer enters office after a landslide victory. This election ended 14 years of Conservative rule and introduced unprecedented Read More...

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Zimbabwean grandmothers transform mental health care globally

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM A deceptively simple yet revolutionary mental health therapy based on grandmothers' wisdom and sensitivity took root in Zimbabwe. Now, it is being embraced around the world, including in the United States.  A lifeline for despair Tambudzai Tembo, 57, was Read More...

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Namibia High Court lifts ban on gay sex, a win for human rights

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Namibia's high court has overturned a statute that criminalized gay intercourse, a huge victory for LGBTQ+ campaigners. This ruling is a watershed moment in the quest for equal rights throughout Africa, where progress has been uneven in recent years. A Read More...

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How greenhouse-grown cotton can transform the denim industry

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM The fashion industry has long struggled to source cotton in a sustainable way. While Patagonia, Citizens of Humanity, and Christy Dawn have embraced regenerative agriculture, Dutch denim company G-Star Raw is looking into a new alternative: greenhouse-grown Read More...

Bridging the wiki gender gap

Bridging the wiki gender gap

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF In a bustling feminist bookstore in Madrid, 17 women gathered to address one of the internet's most persistent gender disparities. These ladies, members of Spain's Wikiesfera, worked hard to enhance women's representation on Wikipedia, a platform where Read More...

Shasta Tribe finally reclaims

Shasta Tribe finally reclaims ancestral lands long buried by Klamath River Reservoir

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM In a historic effort, the Shasta Indian Nation stands to regain nearly 2,800 acres of ancestral grounds buried by the Copco I dam on the Klamath River. This important return coincides with California Governor Gavin Newsom's apology to the state's tribes, Read More...

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Bogotá's Care School for Men empowers fathers to embrace caregiving

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF A remarkable scene plays out at Bogotá's Sanitas University when a select group of young men congregate for an unusual class. They all grab a plastic doll, rash cream, and diapers. Felipe Contreras, their instructor, leads them through a routine that is Read More...

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A free grocery store opens in San Francisco neighborhood to combat food insecurity

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF In a game-changing step for food security in San Francisco, a new free grocery shop has opened in the Bayview district, intending to fill low-income families' pantries without cost. The District 10 Community Market, the city's first of its kind, held a grand Read More...