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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Opting out: 4 alternative move

Opting out: 4 alternative movements to redefine Black Friday

Right now, the Black Friday shopping festivities are undoubtedly engulfing our screens and storefronts. It's easy for consumerism to take center stage, but nonetheless, amid the consumption frenzy, emergent movements provide respite for people wanting a break from the buying frenzy. Here are four Read More...

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Explore the great outdoors this summer without leaving a trace

Whether you’re on a day trip to a nearby hiking trail, or in a remote forest with your camping gear and some adventurous buddies, the sunny summer months are perfect for trekking into the wilderness. However, our excursions can take a toll on the natural landscape, leaving it in less than Read More...

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What is the difference between poisonous and venomous snakes?

Snakes are often associated with danger due to their sharp fangs and potentially lethal bite. Often when somebody sees any snake at all they jump for fear that it could be lethal. However, there isn't always a need for fear, as many snakes are just venomous and not poisonous. What does poisonous Read More...

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Adopt this mindset to cultivate a hobby you truly love

Here at The Optimist Daily, we understand how valuable your free time is and the value of enriching it with pleasurable activities. This could be anywhere from simply resting to rejuvenating your energy levels, puzzling, or painting, whatever floats your boat! However, our competitive modern Read More...

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Why hiking is good for your brain

Hiking has gained popularity during the pandemic as a safe way to get outside and stay active. Hiking lets you take in the beauty of nature in your community and it has many health benefits, especially for your brain. Today we share a few of them to encourage you to get outside and get Read More...

Orange an yellow sports jackets for skiing and hiking. This new ventilation system could be key in their design and function in the future.

This textile vent regulates your body temperature by sensing sweat

An innovative new invention has recently come out of Duke University. A team of material scientists recruited physics rather than electronics, to create a ventilation system that can help regulate body temperature. The lightweight material catches thermal energy when dry to power the opening of the Read More...

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How to share an appreciation of hiking with your kids

Hiking in nature is good for the mind, body, and soul. Most of the time it’s free, plus it encourages conversation, builds memories, strengthens your connection with nature, and during this pandemic era, is one of the safer activities you can do with other people. All of these factors make Read More...

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BIPOC hiking groups work to make the outdoors a more diverse space

A long history of oppression against people of color has kept members of diverse communities from feeling safe in many public environments, even the great outdoors. This is a huge shame because the United States is a vast country with a wealth of beautiful landscapes that all adventurers from all Read More...

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Huge US rail trail project will allow cyclists to bike coast to coast

Bike trails have proved invaluable for recreation and transport during the lockdown, displaying how important it is for cities to integrate safe cycling and walking routes within their post-pandemic recovery. However, it's not just cities that are making an effort to create more bike lanes. Dubbed Read More...

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These hiking boots are made from ocean plastic and recycled rubber

Need some new hiking boots that will help keep your feet warm and supported in the winter months? If so, you should check out the Weekend Boot from Canadian footwear company Alice + Whittles. The Weekend Boot is a sturdy ankle boot that is entirely vegan, with no animal products used in the glue Read More...