Today’s Solutions: June 30, 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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Want to keep sharks and beachgoers safe? There’s an app for that

Sharks, as top predators, are a keystone species. This means the balance of whole marine ecosystems relies heavily on sharks' well-being. Protecting and conserving sharks is of the utmost importance, especially since they already face many threats to their survival such as the illegal shark fin Read More...

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Pennsylvania schools doubled their solar power in the last two years

Renewable energy production is taking off in the Keystone State. A new report from the nonprofit Generation180 reveals that Pennsylvania schools doubled their solar power capacity over the last two years of the Pandemic. This not only helped the planet but also the schools' bottom line and Read More...

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7 sustainable strategies to keep rabbits out of your garden

Most will agree that rabbits are adorable. However, if you’re into gardening as much as we are here at The Optimist Daily, and you live in a region with a thriving rabbit population, your feelings toward these cute furry rodents might be… complicated. Rabbits, mice, squirrels, and other Read More...

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Dolphins are using coral as a skin treatment

New research suggests that dolphins rub up against coral for more reasons than scratching a hard-to-reach itch. The cetaceans, which are known to rub against the rough surfaces of coral, take naps in coral beds, and enjoy soaking on sponges along the reef may actually be using the coral to treat Read More...

Summer Jobs

Summer jobs do way more than just keeping kids busy

Nobody wants to see their kids spending the entire summer in front of a screen. While everyone can benefit from some time off, too much free time can be a detriment to everyone, especially youth and teens. Between ages 14 and 24, youth have formative experiences which affect the rest of their Read More...

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It’s going to be a hot summer—Here’s how to handle heat stroke

Last year’s summer already saw record-high temperatures in the United States and Canada, especially across the central and western areas. However, weather reports for summer 2022 also promise a scorcher this year, with hot temperatures and dry conditions expected in the forecast. We at The Read More...

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Why is high intensity interval training (or HIIT) so good for you? An expert explains

In recent years, interval training has taken off, with many gyms and online workout apps offering high-intensity interval training (or HIIT) sessions or videos. These short, high-energy sessions involve pushing yourself hard until you reach as close to your peak heart rate as you can for Read More...

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Scallop-attracting LED “disco” lights lead to more eco-friendly fishing technique

Marine scientists have accidentally stumbled upon an unexpected technique for catching scallops that has the potential to reduce some of the environmental damage caused by conventional fishing practices. Dr. Rob Enever, a specialist in reducing the impacts of fishing on the marine environment, Read More...

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Short on time at the gym? These are the machines you should be using

In most places, things are kind of… dare we say it? Going back to normal, whatever that is. This means people are resuming their pre-pandemic activities that once seemed so mundane, but now feel like a treat. One of these activities involves working out at an actual gym! Though our free weights Read More...

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Engineering students create Tastee Tape—edible tape to keep burritos secure

Do you love burritos but don’t have the restaurant-grade wrapping skills to, you know, keep it together? A group of Maryland college students has come up with a deliciously ingenious solution: edible burrito tape. Student Erin Walsh, a member of the all-woman team of Johns Hopkins University Read More...