Today’s Solutions: October 05, 2022

Total number of posts: 22166

A new understanding of an old

A new understanding of an old story—part IV of True American, a mini series

"Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat." - Audre Lorde Over the course of the True American mini-series, we’ve deconstructed symbols that we think of as “typically American.” In the process, we’ve gained a more nuanced understanding of Read More...

Smiling businesswoman taking interview of a job applicant.

3 questions to ask at the end of a job interview (and 3 to avoid)

Suppose you, like many others these days, are re-evaluating your priorities and looking to make changes in your professional life. This may mean that you are applying for new jobs and if all goes well, will soon be facing an interview for an exciting new job.  At the end of the interview, many Read More...

Woman holding wicker basket with natural eco-friendly zero waste plastic free cleaning items: brushes, rugs, soap, essential oils, spray and sponges at the kitchen. Plastic free home.

8 clever cleaning hacks that are zero waste and toxin-free

When the average person reaches for their cleaning supplies, they are likely opening a cabinet full of plastic spray bottles, solutions, and solvents that employ harsh chemicals to make everything sparkle and shine. However, there are many alternative ways to clean the house without chemicals and Read More...

Close up view of man wearing jeans and shoes reading newspaper while sitting on the toilet seat in the modern tiled bathroom at home

4 foods you should eat daily to keep your movements regular

Though most of us are rather shy when it comes to talking about our personal poop schedules, it is a topic that deserves attention. The quality of our bowel movements are one of the most important indicators of a healthy body, and maintaining a regular schedule is crucial to our overall Read More...

11 May 2019: Girls from Chad pour clean drinking water into a water bottle.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim confronts climate crisis with Indigenous wisdom

According to Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, “if you’re born as an Indigenous person, you’re born an activist, because you’re born with the problems surrounding your community.” Ibrahim is a native Mbororo woman from Chad, a country that the UN describes as “one of the world’s most Read More...

Rhiannon Giddens performs at The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

The birth of the banjo— part III of True American, a mini-series

The banjo, widely considered a quintessential symbol of the United States (along with square dancing), is an instrument that tends to conjure up images of white rural life in the Appalachian mountains, or memories of the dueling banjos from the 1972 film "Deliverance" or TV shows like "The Beverly Read More...

Woman seamstress cut and repairs old blue jeans

5 simple yet profound ways to make the world a better place today

The word activism can bring up images of aggression and vehemence, but it turns out that activism can be practiced in gentle ways, too. Here are five simple yet radical things anyone can do in their day-to-day lives to make the world a better place. Find joy These days, the simple act of being Read More...

Animal Crossing traffic sign on a dirt road in the rain forest. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Wildlife researchers scour Costa Rica’s highways to help reduce roadkill

Costa Rica is a jewel of a country, and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Residing in its mountains, jungles, and beaches are approximately half a million animal and plant species.  Although Costa Rica is a leader in conservation, it also has the highest density of roads in Read More...

Sugar Free Healthy Lifestyle, sign that says sugar free

Struggling to cut down on sugar? These 4 strategies are sure to help

Are you trying to prioritize your health by committing to a more nutrient-dense diet but, like many others, feel “hooked” on sugar? At times, and especially in the beginning, it may appear impossible to eliminate your sugar cravings. However, with a few helpful strategies, it is possible to eat Read More...

Young woman in yellow raincoat having fun riding a bicycle in Amsterdam city

Study shows: if we biked like the Dutch, global emissions would drop dramatically

A new study from researchers at the University of Southern Denmark has determined what we already knew— cycling is much better for the environment than driving conventional internal combustion vehicles. The study took a look at the bike-loving Dutch, and quantified just how much global carbon Read More...