Today’s Solutions: July 01, 2022

Arts & Culture

Here we cover the latest and most uplifting exhibitions, creative movements, and imaginative design to keep you inspired throughout your day.

The boy sits on a bench and plays the game online Minecraft in the Park

Exclusive version of Minecraft helps kids with autism learn social skills

The popular video game Minecraft isn’t usually considered a tool that can help people improve social skills and learn how to build relationships—in fact, many people consider playing video games an antisocial activity. However, the opposite is true of Autcraft, an online version of Minecraft Read More...

The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

An authentic solution to the Parthenon’s missing marble

Each country has its national symbols of pride - from the Notre Dame de Paris to the Pyramids of Giza, to the Taj Mahal - that serve as a reminder of its rich history. However, due to the West’s colonial past, many incredible creations are not in their place of origin, instead, they are found Read More...

concept of Juneteenth freedom day march showing by close up protesting hands sign board

6 ways to bring the Juneteenth celebration to work this year

Last year, Juneteenth was proclaimed a federal holiday, meaning this year is set to be the first time many organizations and businesses will celebrate and observe this meaningful and historic day. On top of giving employees the day off to rest, it’s worth considering celebrating Juneteenth Read More...

Anglo-Saxon Helmet

Huge Anglo-Saxon burial site discovered in Buckinghamshire

A large burial site containing a wealth of Britain’s early ancestors and treasures has been discovered near Wendover, Buckinghamshire.  Historian Dan Snow described it as a “stunning set of discoveries,” and the find has illuminated parts of the past. “Traditionally, this period has Read More...

The Juneteenth flag waving in the wind.

The symbolism behind the Juneteenth flag

Last year, President Joe Biden announced that June 19th, shortened to Juneteenth (which is also known as Emancipation Day and/or Freedom Day), will be officially celebrated as a federal holiday. That means that this year, as we continue to learn how to live with Covid-19, Juneteenth will be Read More...

Hand holds LGBTQ rainbow flag against green and natural backdrop

6 LGBTQ+ climate activist organizations to check out and support

Bringing together diverse voices and perspectives helps tackle problems more effectively. One of the greatest problems we face today is the issue of climate change and climate justice. The chances we have to overcome these threats become stronger when we rally together, despite (or because of) our Read More...

Roman Road

Roman road in Wales shows farther reach of the ancient empire

We don’t get to venture into the annals of history much at The Optimist Daily. Every once in a while, though, archaeologists discover something truly newsworthy. These include treasures discovered beneath the floors of Notre Dame during its reconstruction, or new burial sites in Egypt upending Read More...

Senior woman doing woodwork in a workshop.

The surprising benefits of woodworking

The historical practice of woodworking is believed to have started thousands of years ago in ancient Chinese and Egyptian civilizations, as seen in drawings and artifacts preserved in tombs. Since then, the skill has grown into a hobby and evolved thanks to advances in modern technology. Of Read More...

Debate Mate

Changing lives with Debate Mate

For London trial attorney, Margaret McCabe, debate changed her life. It gave her the confidence to appear in court, to talk, and to argue for a living. She decided to bring debating to youth in London and started the nonprofit Debate Mate.  We sat down with McCabe, founder and CEO of Debate Read More...

Trans actress Laverne Cox walks the runway

Laverne Cox makes history as first trans Barbie doll

Laverne Cox, an American actress, and LGBTQ+ advocate was the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since Angela Morely in 1990. She is making history yet again as the first trans-Barbie doll. Mattel released the Read More...