Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

Magazine

Soul Talk: Can Spirituality and Politics Govern?

By Sister Jenna Have you ever wondered who our congressional leaders are? What do they really believe, beyond what we know of their policies? Who are the people making the decisions for the lives of citizens in America? “Soul Talk on the Hill,” a series hosted by Sister Jenna takes us into Read More...

A Fresh Perspective on Setting and Achieving Goals

Many of us began the New Year by making a list of resolutions—changes we want to make to improve our lives, such as eating better, volunteering more often, being a more attentive spouse, and so on. And while most people are capable of sticking with a resolution for the first few days of Read More...

From Biodegradable and Sustainable to Renewable and Regenerative

Upon the European Union’s recent decision to ban plastic cultery, plates and straws by 2021, we encourage our readers to think vigilantly about seemingly sustainable alternatives. Recent articles like this:   European citizens will stop using disposable plastic products by 2021 Read More...

Life in the Digital Age

By Sadie Wilbur and Shaelyn McHugh Connected and Content: Strategies For Using Technology in Healthy Ways For the first time ever, more than half of the world’s population is using the internet, according to the International Telecommunication Union. The United Nations specialized agency Read More...

Six Ways to Work Better

By Jurriaan Kamp, Editor-in-Chief Long before anyone invented the “open plan office”, there was the newsroom. The newsroom looks every bit like you see it in movies: a place of chaos and cacophony. I very well remember how I spent my first day in the newsroom of my first employer, the Dutch Read More...

Solutions Thinking and Climate Change

Open Minds and Optimism: Keys to Solving the Climate Crisis In October, the the world’s leading climate scientists released the most urgent warning on climate change to date. The report, released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), describes the implications of our Read More...

The Favorite Story of 2018

The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It's a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead at the year to come. As an emissary of The Optimist Daily, you are familiar with the continuous outpouring of solutions to the many challenges that humanity Read More...

An antidote to holiday overload - Give gifts with meaning

People, Planet, and Purchasing Power By the Optimist Daily Editorial Team The holiday jingles playing on repeat these days remind us ‘tis the season to show our family and friends how much we love them. Traditionally, this includes giving them presents. Yet, the whole experience of holiday Read More...

Restoring balance and harmony: A paradigm shift

If we were to describe the underlying message that we seek to express at the Optimist Daily it would be that we live in a “we-world” not in a “me-world." We recognize and respect the many challenges facing our society, yet too often “doom and gloom” stories are the only kind of news we Read More...

The Amazing Promise of Nothing

A Reality Check with Nassim Haramein Nassim Haramein has dedicated his life to finding the origins of our existence. He’s come a long way, and he may be about to unlock an abundant source of energy that will transform humanity and civilization as we know it. If Haramein succeeds, issues like Read More...