Today’s Solutions: June 14, 2024

Ever thought to clean your ear

Ever thought to clean your earbuds? Here’s how to do it right

These days, earbuds are considered an essential accessory— almost everyone pops them in to listen to their favorite music or podcasts while on the go. But, we’re not the only ones who love them! Due to their warm, moist environment and contact with diverse surfaces, earbuds can accumulate Read More...

Water droplets on Lotus leaf, the inspiration for RepelWrap, a novel repellent material

This novel pathogen-repellent material is inspired by lotus leaves

Here at The Optimist Daily, we like to keep our readers informed about new innovative materials that are being developed, such as roads made from diaper pellets, ultra-strong glass inspired by mollusk shells, and even solar capture materials that can be integrated into clothing. This time, Read More...

Five-second rule confirmed

Five-second rule confirmed

New findings out this week give messy eaters cause to celebrate. Researchers have confirmed the common lore that food dropped on the floor is less likely to pick up bacteria if it’s picked up quickly, giving credence to the “5-second rule.” In a survey conducted alongside the experiments, Read More...