Today’s Solutions: October 25, 2021

Teaching & Learning

Education propels change. Stay up to date on the latest educational developments near you and around the world from preschool to post-grad. Here, you'll find out why equitable quality education is essential for fostering healthy and resilient societies.

The Calm Line is Colombia's anti-machismo hotline for men

Cultures that are deeply ingrained with the concept of machismo, or the belief that men must be dominant, often have issues surrounding abuse and violence against women. While there are many women-centered movements and support lines, men who are willing but struggling to move past machismo Read More...

Evidence shows Vikings arrived in Americas nearly 500 years before Columbus

Researchers have known for a while that Vikings from Greenland founded the village of L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland around the turn of the millennium, but now, a study published in Nature has finally pinpointed the exact arrival date of these individuals, the first Europeans to arrive in the Read More...

Is group or individual work more productive? Here’s what science says

Are you a group project person or do you prefer to fly solo? We all have our work preferences, but what does science say about teamwork and productivity? A new study conducted by Quartz aims to answer the question of which tasks should be done as a team and which are more efficiently accomplished 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...

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...

Celebrated landscape architect finds beauty in the margins of public space

The newly-established Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize honors advancements and innovation in landscape architecture. The inaugural winner of the award is Julie Bargmann, and when you look at the work she does, it’s no surprise that her work is being celebrated Read More...

Ethnic studies to become high school graduation requirement in California

California high school students graduating in 2030 or later will be required to take at least one semester of an ethnic studies course. Legislation mandating the new graduation requirement was signed into law last week, following similar policies in Los Angeles Unified and Fresno Unified school Read More...