Today’s Solutions: August 15, 2022

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This heartwarming Danish ad breaks down the ‘Us vs Them’ narrative

It’s rare that we publish a story about an advertisement, but then again it’s rare that an ad stirs so much emotion within its viewer. In Denmark, a television station ad from 2017 titled “All that we share” challenges the “Us vs Them” narrative that has become so prominent in recent Read More...

How to be a better conversatio

How to be a better conversationalist

A meaningful conversation is the best way to build a connection with someone, but simply conjuring up such a conversation is not always easy—especially if you’re shy by nature. With that in mind, here are four ways to become a better conversationalist. Express genuine interest It’s Read More...

This urban farm has revived an

This urban farm has revived an impoverished community in Dallas

Dallas may be one of the wealthiest cities in the world, but its wealth is unevenly distributed amongst its neighborhoods. In the Bonton community in South Dallas, 48 percent of residents suffer daily from the effects of urban poverty. Rates of incarceration and joblessness are highly Read More...

Here’s why you should consid

Here’s why you should consider swapping your morning coffee for a long walk

Most of us need coffee to just get out of bed in the morning. The World Health Organization classifies caffeine as one of the “most widely used psychoactive substances” in the world. Caffeine does have some health benefits, but research has found that exercise can give you the same alert Read More...

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Now this is how to make eco-friendly prefab homes without cookie cutter approach

Prefab houses aren’t exactly a thrilling proposition to architects, but with urbanization in full swing, there is a great need for nice, quickly-constructed prefab houses. The good thing is that the architects behind these houses are finding ways to build prefab homes that produce clean energy, Read More...

How this city in Illinois plan

How this city in Illinois plans to stop homelessness by the end of the year

Less than a decade ago, more than 700 people were homeless in the small, 150,000 person city of Rockford, Illinois, about 90 miles northwest of Chicago. By the end of the year, the city expects that number will have shrunk to essentially zero—making it the first community in the U.S. to end Read More...

Germany is turning 62 Cold War

Germany is turning 62 Cold War military bases into sanctuaries for wildlife

Wildlife in Germany will get a quarter more land to roam over, as the country’s government has decided to turn 62 unused military bases into sanctuaries for rare birds and other animals. Serving once as military bases at the center of the Cold War, the green areas just west of the Iron Curtain Read More...

Use these 3 simple ocular stre

Use these 3 simple ocular stretches to help keep your eyes in good shape

Whether from a big workout, a long day at work, or a new activity, we've all experienced muscle fatigue. And like all muscles in the body, the small muscles of the eyes get tired from overuse. Eyes can become especially exhausted and stressed out from having to sit in an office and look at a screen Read More...

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The top 9 mistakes people make when trying to establish a healthy routine

If you can’t figure out why you struggle to maintain a healthy routine, no worries. We have a story from Groom+Style that lists the top nine mistakes people make when creating routines. Perhaps it can help you get back on track. Being inconsistent The part of our brain that controls habits Read More...

This Canadian didn’t want to

This Canadian didn’t want to fly from Germany to Canada—so he took a cargo ship

When Will Vibert’s European work visa was closing in on its expiration date, the Canadian was reluctant to travel back to Vancouver via plane. Vibert had been confronted by the flight shaming campaigns that had shone a harsh light on the climate impact of air travel, and like so many of his Read More...