Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

This shop in LA curates only s

This shop in LA curates only sustainable clothing and fashion accessories

Needless to say, the fashion industry needs a huge remake. Polluting waterways, using finite resources, and creating trendy fashion pieces that lead to massive landfill waste are all part of the industry’s dirty environmental footprint. Fortunately, though, an increasing number of brands are Read More...

City life

City life

From The Intelligent Optimist Summer 2016 All over the world, millions of people flock to cities. Is this a recipe for more problems and decay? What associations come to mind when you think of cities? Do you see images of moral decline, crime, unemployment, beggars, congested streets and a loss of Read More...

Nature is the best business co

Nature is the best business consultant

From The Intelligent Optimist Magazine Summer 2016 Nature provides the principles for sustainable business, but a fear-and-greed-driven mindset obstructs us from running business naturally. Why the “whole brain state” is essential to sustainability. By Rob Williams Photography: Bruce Read More...

Inspiration: Products

Inspiration: Products

Products that Inspire From The Optimist Magazine Summer 2014 Super sunscreen  When Holly Thaggards’ friend was diagnosed with melanoma eight years ago, she was surprised that someone so young and healthy could get skin cancer. And not much later, she learned that 90 percent of the signs of Read More...

On the right foot

On the right foot

The newly popular idea of Global Footprintlets us measure the ecological impact of how we liveMarco Visscher | June 2004 issue “It is the best way to calculate our performance on sustainability,” declares Carwyn Jones, Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside for Wales, explaining Read More...

Healthy eating: Food theory

Healthy eating: Food theory

On carbohydrates, fats and proteins.Andrew Weil | June 2003 issue Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the most fundamental nutrients. They consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The most simple carbohydrates are sugars: glucose and dextrose, fructose (sugar from fruit) and sucrose (table sugar, cane Read More...

Healthy eating: Vitamines

Healthy eating: Vitamines

Five vitamine suggestions.Andrew Weil | June 2003 issue There is a lot of controversy about the amount and types of vitamins and minerals one needs to stay healthy. But there is no longer any question about the fact that we should take some type of supplement. The mismanagement of farmland and more Read More...

Healty eating: Ten golden rule

Healty eating: Ten golden rules of nutrition

Ten suggestions for your dinner table. Andrew Weil | June 2003 issue 1. Use your senses, not your head when you eat Trust your body's signals. Don't eat anything you don't like, but that others say is 'good for you'. 2. Eat mindfully and taste your food Your digestive system is a reflection of your Read More...

To soy or not to soy

To soy or not to soy

What should you think about the new research linking soy products to cancer and other health risks? Tijn Touber | March 2006 Read More...

One last thing…

One last thing...

"Shopping defines who you are"Marco Visscher | April 2006 issue You mean by buying a certain brand we’re buying a certain identity?Colin Campbell: “No. I think the link between shopping and identity is much more interesting. Increasingly, people see their identities as closely linked to their Read More...