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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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The United Kingdom just electe

The United Kingdom just elected its most diverse Parliament ever

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Britain has elected its most diverse parliament in history, signaling a substantial shift in representation as Prime Minister Keir Starmer enters office after a landslide victory. This election ended 14 years of Conservative rule and introduced unprecedented Read More...

The science of ‘Dad Danc

The science of 'Dad Dancing': why you should let loose and celebrate your moves

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF Does everyone recall Prince William's youthful nightlife exploits? Now, let's fast forward to a viral video of Prince William at a Taylor Swift concert, his arms swinging energetically and his chest shimmying to the music. It's official: the heir to the Read More...

Bridging the wiki gender gap

Bridging the wiki gender gap

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF In a bustling feminist bookstore in Madrid, 17 women gathered to address one of the internet's most persistent gender disparities. These ladies, members of Spain's Wikiesfera, worked hard to enhance women's representation on Wikipedia, a platform where Read More...

Bogotá’s Care School fo

Bogotá's Care School for Men empowers fathers to embrace caregiving

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF A remarkable scene plays out at Bogotá's Sanitas University when a select group of young men congregate for an unusual class. They all grab a plastic doll, rash cream, and diapers. Felipe Contreras, their instructor, leads them through a routine that is Read More...

Sex education for incarcerated

Sex education for incarcerated men in California

Cristobal De La Cruz enters a classroom at the Orange County Juvenile Hall in Southern California, carrying a condom in his back pocket. A group of young guys, ranging in age from 12 to 18, are waiting. De La Cruz, who is only 28, is young enough to connect with the youth over video games and Read More...

Cancer therapy breakthrough: X

Cancer therapy breakthrough: X-rays expose and exterminate brain tumor cells with precision

A revolutionary study from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) developed a novel way to selectively target and destroy brain tumor cells using extremely low-dose X-rays. Radiodynamic therapy, a novel treatment, stopped tumor development and doubled survival time in animal Read More...

The rainbow flag, an evolving

The rainbow flag, an evolving symbol of LGBTQIA+ pride

During Pride Month, the rainbow flag, which represents LGBTQIA+ pride and solidarity, can be seen hung on homes, businesses, and bumpers. It's more than simply a brilliant show; it represents safe spaces and constant support for the LGBTQIA+ community. The origins of the rainbow flag On June 25, Read More...

Breakthrough blood test detect

Breakthrough blood test detects breast cancer recurrence earlier than ever before

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF A novel blood test, described as an "incredibly exciting" advancement, demonstrated the ability to detect the recurrence of breast cancer up to three years before tumors appear on routine scans. This invention has the potential to drastically enhance Read More...

Claudia Sheinbaum becomes Mexi

Claudia Sheinbaum becomes Mexico's first female president

Claudia Sheinbaum has been selected as Mexico's first female president, winning by a landslide. Preliminary results from Mexico's official electoral authority show that the 61-year-old former mayor of Mexico City received between 58 percent and 60 percent of the vote, outperforming her primary Read More...

Free period products for remot

Free period products for remote Indigenous communities in Canada

A new federal effort aims to reduce period poverty in Canada's northern and remote Indigenous communities. According to recent polls, one in every five Canadians struggles to buy period supplies, and the problem is considerably more severe for Indigenous people living in remote locations. According Read More...