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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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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, signalling 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...

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It’s already a hotter-than-normal summer—Here’s how to handle heat stroke

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM In light of the extreme coast-to-coast heat hitting the United States and Canada, this week we're bringing back earlier articles with advice and guidance on how to stay cool and safe during heatwaves and wildfire season. We at The Optimist Daily believe Read More...

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July 12, 2024: Florida Carpenter Ants Impress with Surgery Skills and Zimbabwean Grandmothers for Mental Health

Episode Description This week's solution news: Arielle starts off the solutions round-up with a fascinating discovery about Florida carpenter ants: they are the first and only known case in the animal kingdom where one individual systematically amputates another's limb. Then, Karissa talks Read More...

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Florida carpenter ants: nature's teeny tiny surgeons and wound care experts

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM From building intricate nests to performing life-saving surgeries, Florida carpenter ants (Camponotus floridanus) are pushing the boundaries of insect behavior. These amazing ants have been seen cleaning and even amputating the limbs of their injured Read More...

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How to stop 'stresslaxing' and actually relax

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Have you ever tried to relax but then wound up feeling more stressed? You are not alone. This paradoxical phenomenon, commonly referred to as 'stresslaxing,' occurs when attempting to unwind creates anxiety. Understanding why this occurs and how to prevent it Read More...

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Bionic leg breakthrough: mind-controlled prosthetics transform mobility for amputees

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM MIT researchers made a significant advancement in prosthetic technology by producing a bionic limb that can be controlled directly by the wearer's brain impulses. This device promises to greatly improve amputees' quality of life by delivering a more natural Read More...

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Expert tips and tricks to stop your sunscreen from pilling

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Sunscreen is a vital component of any skincare regimen, but it can occasionally pill, resulting in tiny flakes or granules on the skin. This can be irritating and may discourage regular use. Understanding why sunscreen pills and how to avoid them might help Read More...

Tiny spas for endangered frog

Tiny spas for endangered frogs battling fatal fungi

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Biologists devised a novel approach to tackle a fatal fungal illness that threatens amphibians worldwide. These specially designed shelters, functioning like miniature saunas, help vulnerable and endangered amphibians fend off chytridiomycosis, a deadly skin Read More...

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Zimbabwean grandmothers transform mental health care globally

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM A deceptively simple yet revolutionary mental health therapy based on grandmothers' wisdom and sensitivity took root in Zimbabwe. Now, it is being embraced around the world, including in the United States.  A lifeline for despair Tambudzai Tembo, 57, was Read More...

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Namibia High Court lifts ban on gay sex, a win for human rights

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Namibia's high court has overturned a statute that criminalized gay intercourse, a huge victory for LGBTQ+ campaigners. This ruling is a watershed moment in the quest for equal rights throughout Africa, where progress has been uneven in recent years. A Read More...