The election season is about to reach its climax and there is hardly any escaping it. With the outcome expected to have an enormous impact on the future of America and the greater world, it can be difficult not to feel the stress with November 3rd around the corner. On Monday, … [Read more...] about 4 powerful ways to keep yourself calm ahead of the elections
Here’s something you probably haven’t seen before. This week, King’s College Hospital in London released a video of a woman playing the violin while doctors performed brain surgery on her. That woman is Dagmar Turner, a 53-year old woman who has had a slow-growing tumor since … [Read more...] about Wow: This patient played the violin as doctors performed brain surgery on her
Dr. Amir Khalil is not your average veterinarian. Born in Egypt and based in Austria for the past three decades, Khalil has led animal rescue operations and created sanctuaries around the world for more than 20 years in war zones—including Iraq, Sudan's Darfur region, and … [Read more...] about This veterinarian specializes in rescuing animals from war-torn regions
A couple of weeks ago we shared a story about the cognitive benefits of listening to podcasts. This was thrilling to us since several on the Optimist Daily team are dedicated podheads. One story we listened to this week jumped out as something that we had to share - a Planet … [Read more...] about Where you live affects health, wealth and earning potential – podcast reports
The recycle step of “reduce, reuse, recycle” is not always as easy as it seems. With categories and policies varying based on city and disposal company, it is not always easy to know what can be recycled where. Luckily, NPR has created an easy to use guide to help the average … [Read more...] about Check out this handy guide on plastic recycling. Thanks NPR!