Today’s Solutions: October 21, 2021

Education

Great minds lead to great solutions. Our education section features solutions and innovations directed at strengthening educational systems around the world.

How horror movies can actually benefit your mental health

It’s spooky season once again, and for many people, that means breaking out the horror movies for a good scare. If you enjoy movies that make your blood run cold, we’ve got some good news for you. Those frightening flicks might actually benefit your health. Andrew Scahill, Ph.D., the author Read More...

4 Ways to cultivate children's creativity

Creativity has been shown to boost mental and physical health as well as make you more successful. For parents, supporting your children's development through creativity is critical, but in a world where educational materials increasingly focus on STEM topics, building a culture of creativity Read More...

California becomes first US state to enforce gender-neutral toy aisles

We recently wrote about how major toy manufacturer Lego has decided to remove gender biases from its toy lines after realizing that gender stereotypes in toy-making are still contributing to the damaging and asymmetrical training opportunities that children get while they play. Now, California Read More...

Help scientists locate walruses by becoming a walrus detective

The Arctic is under increasing threat due to climate change, and so is the biodiversity that it supports. That’s why the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey have decided to collaborate with space tech company Maxar Technologies to initiate the “Walrus from Space” Read More...

Train your brain: 9 ways to improve focus

When working or taking classes from home, it’s easy to find yourself distracted by your phone, pets, or a fridge full of snacks. Training your brain to stay focused will help you remain productive throughout the day and achieve your goals more efficiently. If you’re having a tough time staying Read More...

Internet sleuth solves decades-long guitar mystery

Canadian rock star Randy Bachman was devastated when his 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins guitar was stolen from his hotel room in 1976, but thanks to a dedicated internet sleuth, the guitar has been returned to its rightful owner more than 40 years later. William Long came across the story of Read More...

Coldplay is greening up their next tour with the power of dancing fans

Music band Coldplay has recently announced their 2022 Music of the Spheres World Tour, but this tour will look a little different than the ones of the past. The band has laid out a 12-point plan to make their performances more sustainable, including harnessing the energy of eager concert Read More...

Measuring the real life magic of Disney for children’s development

Most of us get nostalgic thinking about Disney cartoons from our childhood. Whether we loved Cinderella, Tarzan, or The Lion King, these adventures and fairy tales sparked our imagination as children. As parents, many Disney-lovers want to share these magical films with their kids, and now, Read More...

Norwegian law aims to protect its residents' self-esteem

Recent research suggests that constant exposure to social media is linked to body dissatisfaction. To protect their citizens, Norway’s ministry of children and family has proposed that the country’s marketing act mandate that images that have been altered to enhance a person’s appearance Read More...

An expert’s guide to the 6 stages of transformative travel

Many of us are beginning to explore the possibility of travel once again, but even amidst the challenges of a global pandemic, the question still remains: How can we make our travel meaningful, transformative, and sustainable? This article on sustainable travel dives deeper into the environmental Read More...