Today’s Solutions: May 17, 2022

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.

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Standup comedy course helps support men at risk of suicide

Here at The Optimist Daily, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of healing through laughter, joy, and a positive outlook—and it seems as though the UK National Health Service (NHS) is on the same page. Mental health problems are on the rise for people of all ages and walks of life, and as Read More...

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Why it's important to teach kids how to celebrate themselves

This past year put many milestones, events, and special occasions on hold, especially for young ones growing up during a global pandemic. However, the importance of celebrations should not be overlooked, particularly now. While children are motivated at school by praise and recognition, for Read More...

Crumpled newspapers that publish false news in different foreign languages are thrown out in the trash as an illustration of fake news.

How to use a reverse image search to spot fake news

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that “fake news” has found its home on social media. While fake posts are often news stories, they can also be images that people share, sometimes without the knowledge that what they’re sharing isn’t factual.  As we have previously Read More...

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The warning signs of youth suicide and how to respond

Growing up is tough, especially for the current generation that has had to push through a global pandemic, climate anxiety, political unrest, and general uncertainty in almost all aspects of life. The building pressure and the looming unknowns can bring anyone down, especially young people who are Read More...

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3 free longevity hacks for a longer life

There are a lot of habits that we can incorporate into our day-to-day lives that will help us extend our time on this earth. However, there are three that stand out, not just because they’re effective and simple, but they’re also cost-free.  Hydration We talk about hydration a lot here at Read More...

Peruvian Amazon

How native stingless bees help maintain the rainforest and local communities

Our appreciation for pollinators has grown exponentially as we learn more about our environments and the importance of even the smallest creatures in the grander scheme of things. However, we still have much to discover about the different species and the specific roles they play. For biologist, Read More...

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6 ways to practice mindfulness with your kids

Experiencing anxiety and stress isn’t exclusive to adults, so practicing mindfulness shouldn’t be either. If you notice that your child is experiencing mood swings, feeling overwhelmed, or always worrying, then consider teaching them how to integrate mindfulness practice into their daily lives. Read More...

Green College life

7 tips for sustainable and affordable college life

For our college student readers, you might already be tired of people telling you that you are the future of our society. Well, you are, but you don’t need to wait until you’re out in the workforce to make a difference in the world.  Socially and environmentally conscious behavior can begin Read More...

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Stanford’s first new school in decades is dedicated to the climate crisis

For the first time in 70 years, Stanford University is opening a new school—The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, a school dedicated solely to studying the climate crisis. The doors of Stanford’s school of sustainability will open this fall, an event made possible by generous Read More...

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New biomarker may help make Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a thing of the past

Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS is a leading cause of infant death. It goes without saying that the death of a baby is a devastating event, and is made even worse when experts are unable to identify any kind of physiological factor that might make babies even more Read More...