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We can still stop climate change, and it won’t cost much http://www.theoptimist.com/daily/?p=3717
Many bloggers—including some from The New York Times—have been writing posts describing it is too late and too expensive to stop catastrophic climate change. That is false. Our globe will warm a bit; keeping it below the 2˚C mark is key. But it is not too late to keep our earth from substantial ...
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Special offer from our archives: Neuroscience-based tools to help you develop and sustain a spiritual practice.

Marty Wuttke’s archived course, Developing and
Sustaining a Spiritual Practice is a 2-session intensive designed to help you cultivate a regular practice that works for you day after day.

http://theoptimist.com/events/pilot-intensive-developing-sustaining-spiritual-practice/
A consistent practice. It’s the basis for personal growth in every spiritual tradition. And it can be elusive, to say the least, in our crazybusy world filled with external demands. But if you’re like many of us, the desire for it is there. You just don’t know how to make it happen consistently.
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Nations that tap female empowerment:
On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth. Just days before President Obama's visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his ...
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Oxygen treatment repairs brain damage.
In 2006 British paratrooper Ben Parkinson was victim of a devastating bomb blast that took both of his legs above the knee, broke his back, and left him brain damaged. The doctors told Parkinson that he would never walk again, but in 2012 he defied the odds, not only walking but carrying the ...
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The health benefits of sunlight: http://www.theoptimist.com/daily/?p=3716
Many people avoid the sun, scared of its potential danger. Why? Yes, too much sun will give you cancer, but those who get more sun exposure are also less likely to develop other cancers like colon, breast, and prostate. Vitamin d improves your immune system, your attitude, and your health, ...
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A healthy excuse to drink Beer: It's good for your brain!
Yesterday millions of Americans parked themselves in front of the TV, ate an excessive amount of snacks, cracked open a cold one, and watched the big game. You might not have known it, but while you were watching one of the biggest sporting events of the year that beer you were drinking was ...
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Cancer: bad luck, or a hidden message? Learn more in this video series with Dr. Ruediger Dahlke.
Every disease has a purpose: It’s a symbol for a task you’re being asked to perform. That’s the groundbreaking view of German physician Rüdiger Dahlke, co-author of The Healing Power of Illness. He says our ailments are telling us how to fix what’s broken in our psyches—and if we listen to our symptoms, we stand not only to heal our ills but live richer, deeper lives. In the first-ever online course with this European master, you’ll begin to r...
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US and India will fight climate change together:
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have hashed out a new agreement to attack the changing climate together. In a recent announcement both leaders pledged to combat climate change with actionable results, India will add 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022, and the US will ...
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Ending homelessness with a real solution:
Homelessness is a costly problem; one Colorado study found that each homeless person in the state cost taxpayers $43000 per year in medical and other expenses, while housing them only cost $17000 per year. Homelessness is a solvable problem, and is one being tackled by Housing First, ...
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Special offer from our archives: Neuroscience-based tools to help you develop and sustain a spiritual practice.

Marty Wuttke’s archived course, Developing and
Sustaining a Spiritual Practice is a 2-session intensive designed to help you cultivate a regular practice that works for you day after day.
A consistent practice. It’s the basis for personal growth in every spiritual tradition. And it can be elusive, to say the least, in our crazybusy world filled with external demands. But if you’re like many of us, the desire for it is there. You just don’t know how to make it happen consistently.
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Introduction

The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode) is an independent international media platform focused on solutions, possibility and inspiration. We present optimism as the most effective, efficient and by scientific research confirmed strategy to drive the innovation and creativity that are necessary to solve the problems and meet the challenges that people and society face.

The Intelligent Optimist was founded as Ode in 1995 in The Netherlands by Hélène de Puy and Jurriaan Kamp who left the world of mainstream journalism because of its never ending focus on whatever goes wrong. Since 2004 the platform is led from twin headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and San Francisco in the US.

The Intelligent Optimist publishes a daily selection of solutions-news online, webinars to support the optimism lifestyle and an award-winning quarterly print magazine in which we point to groundbreaking innovation and the people leading the way. We also offer our readers the chance to connect with these pioneers of possibility and deepen their learning en understanding in interactive online events and courses.

We present intelligent optimism as a way of life because it supports individual and global health and happiness. 

Get a free download of our “7 Reasons to be an Optimist” at theoptimist.com/7reasons

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