Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2024

Possibility: Keeping refugees

Possibility: Keeping refugees afloat

From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 A quarter of a million. That’s the number of immigrants and asylum seekers who have already tried to get to Europe in 2015 by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the highest number on record, according to the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees. Thousands Read More...

Possibility: Kale is dead. Lon

Possibility: Kale is dead. Long live watercress.

From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 Marketing is an art, and more often than not it doesn’t produce the best results for the consumer. Take the case of kale. In recent years, this vegetable has become the darling of the health-conscious movement. There’s hardly any healthy-cuisine restaurant Read More...

Everybody’s  friend, The oni

Everybody’s friend, The onion is keeping it real

From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 When you bring everyone who wants to work with you to tears, and you still make it into countless dishes all over the world every day, you must be pretty special. The culinary qualities of the onion are indeed extraordinary. You can coax almost any flavor out of Read More...

Optimism Is More Than Positive

Optimism Is More Than Positive Thinking

Psychologist Elaine Fox believes optimism isn’t a choice, but a habit. She has some advice on how to develop it—because it’s not just good for you, but for everyone else.  By Marco Visscher From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 It’s the perfect day for a conversation about optimism. Read More...

True Grid

True Grid

The solution to our overburdened, outdated power grid? One word: microgrids—localized power networks that are cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. What’s not to like?  By Greg Nichols From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 In late 2000 and early 2001, rolling blackouts swept across California. Read More...

Remaking Work

Remaking Work

How to find your inner economy in an outer economy that, more than ever, is willing to let you be you. By Valerie Andrews From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 Imagine no more drudgery—just years of doing what you love, stretched out before you. Work is never boring, because it keeps evolving. Read More...

Lessons from the Chinese Warlo

Lessons from the Chinese Warlord

By Rob Hartgers From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is 2,500 years old, but it’s still one of the most widely read books on strategy and leadership. What makes this work so relevant after all these centuries? And what can we learn from it? Henry Kissinger recommended Read More...