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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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Eight activities to ease you back into post-pandemic socialization

So, positivity rates in your community are dropping and you and your friends are fully vaccinated, what’s next? For many, it’s safe to start engaging in in-person socialization again, but fear and anxiety holds us back from exercising this freedom. If it’s safe for you to begin interacting Read More...

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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...

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The tech workforce is mostly white and male. These groups are changing that

The tech industry is one of the largest sources of wealth generation in the United States. It’s also 68 percent white and 65 percent male. As we work to build a more inclusive economy after the pandemic, the Optimist Daily is spotlighting movements that seek to provide opportunities to Read More...

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The Optimist View: Cultivating a Circular Economy

“There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.” – Gaylord Nelson On one of our regular family Zoom calls, my aunt asked me “what habits have you adopted during Read More...

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This viral COVID-19 bedtime story inspires children and parents alike

How do you explain a pandemic to young children? COVID-19 has not only thrown all facets of regular life into a free fall, but it can be especially difficult to even explain to children given its unprecedented nature. How do you tell a child what the future holds when adults aren’t even Read More...

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Why we’re both excited, and maybe anxious, about reopening

Publicly, most of us express frustration and boredom with quarantine. Although necessary to protect everyone’s safety, we still chat excitedly with friends about the first restaurant we will visit when things reopen. Despite the longing for companionship, it’s also normal to feel anxious about Read More...

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Canada’s stimulus plan ensures companies take action on climate change

Canada has a new plan to help companies stay afloat during the coronavirus and promote corporate sustainability. The new relief program provides bridge loans of up to $60 million and even up to $80 million for companies with annual revenue over $300, but companies applying for the loans must agree Read More...

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Poll shows Americans want change in their their reopened communities

As communities begin to reopen their offices, restaurants, parks, and stores, some aspects of daily life are returning to normal, but some are looking radically different. Even in areas where restaurants are reopening, customers are still cautious about exposing themselves to normal life again. Read More...