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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

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22 reasons for optimism in 2022 (part II)

Here are eleven more good things that happened in 2022 that gave us cause to hope and celebrate. If you haven’t read part I yet, click here to check it out. Wordlemania hit hard In 2022, the number everyone was begging to hear was your Wordle score. Though the game where you try to predict a Read More...

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Expert-approved ways of dealing with bad news (part 1)

With everything that’s going on in the world, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to deal with the seemingly endless negative news. From the war in Ukraine to the rising cost of living and the climate crisis, it can simply be overwhelming. Here are some strategies suggested by experts on Read More...

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The Optimist View: Honoring the Animals

"It's not whether animals will survive, it's whether man has the will to save them." - Anthony D. Williams BY Amelia Buckley [caption id="attachment_1405688" align="alignleft" width="225"] Ram in Glacier National Park[/caption] Coming around a bend along a trail in Glacier National Park, I Read More...

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This board game encourages collaborative climate change solutions

We all want to build a more sustainable future for our world, but addressing climate change often means coming up with creative solutions to complex issues. This is the thinking behind the new climate action board game: Solutions. Created by Canadian board game publisher Big Talk Inc, Solutions Read More...

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The power of hope and how to build it

A 2019 study found that optimism can boost your lifespan by 11 to 15 percent. It’s also associated with a lower risk of chronic illness and improved mental health. Hope is a big component of optimism, but it can be difficult to muster up hope during difficult times. We all want to reap the health Read More...

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Climate Action Project empowers students to find climate solutions

Educating children about climate change is important, but teaching about the degradation of our planet without completely overwhelming kids with fear for the future is no easy task. As we at The Optimist Daily know, addressing crises with tangible solutions is an empowering way to approach some of Read More...

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Try these mental tricks to stop worrying so much

Why do we worry? Often times, it comes from our desire to control our environment or the outcome of a situation. The problem, however, is that the more you try to control everything around you, the more anxious you’ll feel. It’s a vicious cycle to break — worry, try to gain control, fail, Read More...

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Understanding whiteness: The first step to ending racial discrimination

The Optimist Daily is first and foremost a platform dedicated to solutions and the people behind them. But this week it has become more blatant than ever that there is a problem in our country in dire need of a solution—and this time it is us who need to be the ones coming up with the Read More...

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Scientists invent process to turn waste seaweed into biofuel

When we allow substances such as agricultural fertilizer runoff to enter the seas, there are very real consequences. One of those consequences is that Sargassum seaweed is growing out of control in many areas, washing up on beaches in huge amounts. Utilizing a new technique, that rotting organic Read More...

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Creating pockets of air within concrete fixtures can slash building emissions

The production of concrete is one of the biggest sources of emissions in the world, so anything done to reduce the production of it is a win for the environment. In Germany, architects have come up with a clever way to use less concrete in buildings by incorporating air pockets made of recycled Read More...