Today’s Solutions: December 03, 2021

Staying Healthy

The Optimist View: Climate Anxiety Webinar, background and resources

“You can’t really get to the solution, the focus, until you acknowledge people’s anxieties and their ambivalence.” -Dr. Renée Lertzman In January of this year, The Optimist Daily, along with our publishing partner The World Business Academy, got the chance to apply for a grant from Read More...

The shame-free guide to encouraging mask wearing

As we shared in an article recently, if just 50 percent of people engaged in handwashing, social distancing, and mask wearing, we would stop the spread of the pandemic. But how do we effectively convince people to do so? Hint: shaming is not the answer.  Although it can be tempting to call Read More...

Optimist View: Transformative tech teachings in a distanced world

BY PIETRO VIGILANZA Since the start of the global pandemic, our dependence on technology has crystallized to an extent that would have seemed farfetched this time last year. While this certainly has some glad that we can function while we stay physically distanced to cut down on disease, it has Read More...

How America can recover from the pandemic

As the pandemic continues to advance in the US, it is clear that better leadership and government action is needed, but what should that look like? The EU just passed a €1.82 trillion COVID relief package, but will the US do the same? Elizabeth Warren has ideas on how the US can most effectively Read More...

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine succeeds in triggering immune response

The path towards a coronavirus vaccine has been tumultuous, but a new trial from Oxford University is showing the most promise to date in developing an immune response to covid-19. The study of 1,077 people showed that the developed injection produced antibodies and T cells to fight the Read More...

Need a summer getaway? Try one of these creative staycations

Has the pandemic crushed your summer getaway plans? Although refraining from travel is best to ensure your safety and restrict the spread of Covid-19, the death of the summer holiday is still a big bummer. If you’re looking to keep some of that vacation magic alive, here are ideas for Read More...

This restaurant owner in Colorado fed her town through the pandemic

Kyleena Falzone's restaurants in Crested Butte, Colorado generated $6 million in revenue last year, but when the pandemic hit and the tourism cash flow dried up, she had no choice but to close her doors. Rather than dwelling on the loss of her business, Falzone rolled up her sleeves and spent the Read More...

Thought Leader Series: Dependence, independence, and interdependence

The Fourth of July revolves around the idea of independence, but what does it mean to be truly independent? In this week's Thought Leader Series, we explore the idea of independence with Dr. Ada Gonzales. On the one hand, dependence involves being reliant on someone or something else. We can be Read More...

How to create a “quaranteam” to beat loneliness and stay healthy

If the loneliness and isolation of quarantine are getting to you, it may be time to embrace another solution: quarantine bubbles. These “quaranteams” involve strategically merging your quarantine circle with another for increased social interaction and mental wellbeing. While this probably Read More...

Humorous posters urge National Park visitors to stay a bear’s length apart

As quarantined visitors itch to get back into nature, national parks across the country are moving to reopen. However, even in the vastness of the outdoors, park officials still have concerns about the spread of Covid-19. The National Parks Service has rolled out some creative new posters that are Read More...