Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Screen time

This app can reduce social media overuse

The time we spend on our phones can run easily from an easygoing couple of minutes to a dissociative hour of doom-scrolling where we finally look around and say, “How did I kill a whole hour?” These “dissociative states” are common. We get into them when we’re so focused on a task or Read More...

Pittsburgh launches ‘guarant

Pittsburgh launches ‘guaranteed income’ program with Jack Dorsey donation

Last week, we wrote about “guaranteed income” and the support it's getting from mayors across America, who formed a network called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. That group was launched by Stockton, Calif. Mayor Michael Tubbs, who launched his own guaranteed income program in 2018. But Read More...

Twitter engineer leads movemen

Twitter engineer leads movement to replace racially-loaded tech terms

What sort of impacts do words have in our everyday jobs? For Regynald Augustin, a programmer at Twitter, the unquestionable drive to change the terminology used in his day-to-day job was an effort that started back in January. The impetus for change started after he received an email with the Read More...

Twitter is encouraging its emp

Twitter is encouraging its employees to continue working from home

As companies around the world are encouraging their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities amid coronavirus, some businesses are considering making working from home a permanent option for their employees. Just this week, we shared a story Read More...

Ode profiles several leading s

Ode profiles several leading social entrepreneurs

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...