Today’s Solutions: May 22, 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.

tea tree oil in a small amber glass bottle with a dripper

Everything you need to know about tea tree oil

Essential oil aficionados have long touted the many benefits of tea tree oil. On top of giving off a clean and calming scent for your home, tea tree oil can be a wonderful treatment for your skin and hair. Here are some things you should know about tea tree oil before integrating it into your Read More...

Diverse children happily learn how to cook with Chefs in Schools UK

This organization equips schools to offer students more nutritious meals

Nicole Pisani was once a head chef at one of London’s most trendy restaurants but gave it up to become a school chef at a community school in Hackney. “The reason I fell in love with food was to see people enjoy it and to feel like you’re connecting with someone because you’ve cooked for Read More...

Pompeii under a cloudy sky

AI and robots team up to piece together ancient Pompeii frescoes

The Roman city of Pompeii was buried in ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, and has fascinated archeologists since its discovery in the 1700s. Unfortunately, piecing this ancient city back together is no easy feat. To more efficiently reconstruct the ancient city, researchers from the Read More...

A variety of artificial Christmas trees

Extend the life of your artificial Christmas tree with these tips and tricks

While we may not all agree on whether an artificial tree is more sustainable than chopping down a real evergreen tree this Christmas, what we can agree upon is that if you already have an artificial Christmas tree, you shouldn’t let it go to waste. Greenpeace says an artificial Christmas tree Read More...

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The Optimist Daily Update Transcript: Mariella Satow & Sign Up

This is an ASL interpretation and transcript of the December 10, 2021 episode of The Optimist Daily Update titled "Mariella Satow: Sign Up." Transcription: Summers: Hello, universe. Welcome to the Optimist Daily Update. I'm Summers McKay. Kristy: And I'm Kristy Jansen, and we are part of the Read More...

Kids on the Nice List

Kids on the Nice List

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” - Mahatma Gandhi Christmas is just around the corner, and we heard that even Santa Claus is bidding adieu to coal this year. That’s right, Santa is going green, but we have it on good authority that he’s ditching Read More...

Young Indigenous climate activists defend their ancestral lands

Here are 5 Indigenous-led eco-charities you can support today

The climate crisis has caused us to reconsider our consumerist lifestyles and turn to Indigenous peoples to learn from their superior understanding of living in harmony with nature. Here is a list of five organizations and eco-charities you should check out if you are looking to make a difference Read More...

Wax figure of Albert Einstein stood in front of a blackboard with his most famous equation written on, E=mc2

How much would you pay for an Einstein original?

Albert Einstein was undoubtedly one of the greatest scientists that has ever lived. The German-born theoretical physicist is famous for his work developing theories about gravity, quantum mechanics, and importantly, his unruly hairstyle. In November 2021, a 54-page manuscript written by Einstein Read More...

artful representation of fungal network

Scientists strive to map and preserve underground fungal networks

Science is taking the fight against climate change underground—literally. The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks is on a mission to uncover the mysteries of the vast fungal networks found in the soil under our feet. We know that there’s an underground network comprised of Read More...

young woman with gloves pots her plants

How to develop a green thumb in no time

When someone brings up the term “green thumb,” chances are certain people we know come to mind, but do we actually know what the term means? Here’s what plant experts want you to understand about what it means to have a green thumb. What it means to have a green thumb According to Read More...