Today’s Solutions: October 05, 2022

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The world’s whitest paint may soon make travel even cooler

The world's whitest paint, which has the ability to reflect about 98% of incoming sunlight, was created last year by Purdue University engineers using their knowledge of materials science. This paint has significant promise for improving building energy efficiency by reducing the need for air Read More...

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In India, all women have the right to safe and legal abortions

Women's rights advocates applauded the Supreme Court of India's judgment, which stated that a woman's lack of marital status could not restrict her ability to choose to terminate a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. The historic Roe v. Wade ruling, which had legalized the operation in the Read More...

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How to “unghost” a past friend, according to friendship experts

In a perfect world, no one would ever end a personal relationship by abruptly stopping all communication with no explanation—In other words, “ghosting.” However, sometimes life gets in the way, and we ghost.  What is unghosting? Psychologist, professor, speaker, and author Marisa G. Read More...

Young Asian woman looking at exposition in museum using headphones and listening audio guide in modern gallery. 

Psychiatrists in Brussels trial free museum visits to treat anxiety and stress

In Brussels, those who are struggling with mental health issues such as stress, depression, or anxiety will be offered an unorthodox and innovative treatment: museum prescriptions. Now through the end of the month, psychiatrists at one of the city's main hospitals can prescribe patients a trip Read More...

Parked cars in a parking lot. One place is free.

Parking reform: a win for housing and climate in California

Assembly Bill 2097, signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, eliminates parking mandates for residential and commercial developments located within half a mile of major transit stops. Minimum parking requirements raise housing costs, use up valuable land, and make Read More...

Close Up Danish Flag, Copenhagen

Denmark pledges millions to nations disproportionately affected by climate change

Last week, Denmark made a historic move for climate justice by pledging 100 million Danish crowns ($12.9 million) to developing nations damaged by the climate crisis. This makes it the first United Nations member state to offer “loss and damage” compensation. Denmark joins Scotland and the Read More...

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Britain’s four-day workweek trial shows no loss in productivity 

According to a survey of participants published last Wednesday, the majority of the companies taking part in a four-day workweek pilot program in Britain stated they experienced no productivity loss throughout the experiment—and, that in some cases, productivity was improved. According to Jack Read More...

 Air Canada baggage weighing with check in counter in the background.

Canada’s largest airline purchases electric aircraft

Conventional fuel for transport (air travel, in particular) is one of the most significant contributors to CO2, making the electrification of travel high on the list of priorities in terms of fighting climate change. Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, demonstrated its commitment to this goal Read More...

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6 family-strengthening strategies to try out this Family Day

These days, parents and children have hectic schedules jammed packed with work, school, and all the related responsibilities that pop up. While leading a fulfilling and busy life is great, it usually means that prioritizing family relationships requires being intentional, putting in the effort, and Read More...

3d illustration of an immune T cell attacking a cancer cell

New treatment makes cancer cells obvious targets for immune system

Cancer is a condition that involves the development of abnormal cells in a certain part of the body that divide uncontrollably, so much so that it can spread to other parts of the body. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Researchers, medical professionals, and scientists from Read More...