Today’s Solutions: August 15, 2022
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The Optimist Daily Update -- your go-to good news podcast with Summers McKay & Kristy Jansen

A daily update from The Optimist Daily featuring our top good news solutions from around the world.

Tune in to start your day with a solutions-focused mindset and share our podcast with others who are committed to changing the world for good.

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Episodes

US Job Market Bounces Back and Drown Out Toxic Diet Culture

May 19, 2022

US Job Market Bounces Back and Drown Out Toxic Diet Culture

Today's good news: Here's a positive reality check about how the job market is actually doing much better than we think it is! Then, Arielle and Summers talk about the MET gala and what we can do to drown out toxic messaging about diet culture.

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 PLAY   14:35 min

Tips for Supporting Someone with Bipolar Disorder and What to Do at a Professional or Personal Fork in the Road

May 18, 2022

Tips for Supporting Someone with Bipolar Disorder and What to Do at a Professional or Personal Fork in the Road

Today's mental health news: Today Karissa gives helpful tips for supporting a loved one with bipolar disorder, and Summers shares advice on what to do when faced with a personal or a professional fork in the road.

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 PLAY   18:36 min

Rescuing Lithium and Algae-Powered Computing

May 17, 2022

Rescuing Lithium and Algae-Powered Computing

Today's good news: Summers and Arielle dive into alternative energy stories with a new method that rescues lithium from wastewater and a basic computer that's been powered by algae for over half a year!

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 PLAY   16:09 min

The Orbex Rocket and A Record Smashing Jumping Robot

May 16, 2022

The Orbex Rocket and A Record Smashing Jumping Robot

Happy Monday! Summers and Kristy start the week off with spacey solutions: Summers talks about the Orbex rocket prototype and how it could make space travel greener. Kristy then highlights a robot that's smashed records to become the highest jumper to date, engineered or biological. 

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 PLAY   15:16 min

Medicinal Tattoos and Portugal's Floating Solar Park

May 13, 2022

Medicinal Tattoos and Portugal's Floating Solar Park

Woohoo! It's Friday! We've got some great forward-thinking stories on The Optimist Daily today. Karissa is talking about how medicinal tattoos are tracking a patient's oxygen levels and more, and Summers is telling us how Europe's largest solar park will open this summer in Portugal (and how she gets to see her puppy today!). 

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 PLAY   12:05 min

Stanford Opens New Climate Focused School and The Benefits of Backgammon

May 12, 2022

Stanford Opens New Climate Focused School and The Benefits of Backgammon

Today's good news: Prestigious Stanford University opens the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, a school dedicated solely to studying the climate crisis. Plus, backgammon offers surprising health benefits. 

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 PLAY   14:18 min

Faster, More Climate Resilient Internet and New 2D Material

May 11, 2022

Faster, More Climate Resilient Internet and New 2D Material

Today's tech-savvy solutions: Summers and Kristy talk about a new ultra-thin material that might be a gamechanger for batteries, storage, and other electronics. They also dive into the potential of a microwave network that could make the internet not just more climate-resilient, but faster and cheaper.

If you'd like to lend your voice to the Optimist Daily Update, send an email to: editorial@optimistdaily.com.

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 PLAY   12:22 min

Tasmania Becomes Carbon Negative and Germany Drops Renewable Energy Surcharge

May 10, 2022

Tasmania Becomes Carbon Negative and Germany Drops Renewable Energy Surcharge

Today's good news: Tasmania joins Suriname and Bhutan as one of the world's only carbon-negative places. Plus, Germany makes renewable energy cheaper for households and businesses.

If you'd like to lend your voice to the Optimist Daily Update, send an email to: editorial@optimistdaily.com.

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 PLAY   12:00 min

104 Marathons and 4 Pandemic Lessons

May 09, 2022

104 Marathons and 4 Pandemic Lessons

Happy Monday! In today's episode, Summers and Karissa discuss uplifting stories in person for the first time ever. Together, they talk about pandemic lessons and a particularly inspiring woman who completed 104 marathons in 104 days.

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 PLAY   13:32 min

Wands for Wildlife with Jen Knight

May 06, 2022

Wands for Wildlife with Jen Knight

Today we're welcoming Jen Knight from the Wands for Wildlife onto the podcast! Jen joins us to chat about the great work over at Wands for Wildlife, which is a non-profit inspiring people to help wildlife and the planet through repurposing used mascara wands for use in wildlife care, art, and education. 

Learn more about Wands for Wildlife and how you can support at wandsforwildlife.org.  

 PLAY   38:02 min

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