Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Person holding pile of brightly colored patterned pillows.

Check out these Black-owned home decor brands to liven up your space

The Optimist Daily has regularly tried to draw positive attention toward black-black-owned businesses. Being mindful where you spend your money and choosing racial minority owned stores can help close the racial wealth gap, celebrate black culture, promote representation, and create jobs. With Read More...

Mastercard bans automatic bill

Mastercard bans automatic billing after ending of free trials

Have you ever subscribed to a free online trial and forgotten to cancel before the company bills you? Some businesses argue that it makes the process of acquiring a service easier for the user, but people protest that companies benefit from obtaining information used to automatically charge unwary Read More...

Diving in to a company's

Diving in to a company's data

Why full disclosure is crucial to measuring a company’s environmental and social impact. Amy Domini | May 2009 issue A nice bonus comes when you buy a pair of shoes from the shoe company Timberland. A label on the box marked “Our Footprint” tells what percentage of your shoes was made with Read More...

Interview with Jake de Grazia,

Interview with Jake de Grazia, founder of The Carrot Project

While economic upheaval has caused many businesses to fail, Ode has interviewed several entrepreneurs who have found ways to thrive and remain focused on positive social change. We interviewed them about their companies, how they view the current economic situation, how they define success, and how Read More...