Cost of Solar Energy Dropping in the US

by Linnea Gregg / The Intelligent Optimist

The newest Gold Rush will have us mining for sunshine. The Deutsche Bank, a global banking and financial services company, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation’s primary laboratory for research on renewable energy development, have both released studies showing that the price of solar energy is dropping. As a result, the reports predict, in the coming years solar energy will become the primary source of power across the globe.

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Debt-Free For The Holidays - Good to Give

Debt-Free for the Holidays

By The Intelligent Optimist

Good to Give — Research has proven that giving has benefits that go far beyond the recipient.

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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.

AN APPLE A DAY MIGHT KEEP OBESITY AT BAY

By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist

Apples may help fight disorders related to obesity by promoting a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract.

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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.

Shift Toward Greener Transport Will Save Trillions

by Linnea Gregg / The Intelligent Optimist

Greener Transport: Rush hour isn’t fun for anyone, and it’s even worse for the environment. Cars back up the highway, people crowd the metro, and the entire time our machines pump gallons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Surely there must be a better way.

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Should Meditation be Mandatory

Businesses are becoming more interested in meditation, it’s increasingly seen as a practical method for stress reduction.

More and more businesses and managers are becoming interested in meditation. The word no longer conjures images of vagueness or flakiness, but is increasingly seen as a practical method for stress reduction. And that’s hardly a luxury in our seemingly ever turbulent modern world.

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

Mind-Body Medicine is Fundamental

By Eric Nelson / The Intelligent Optimist

Mind-body medicine: Physicians need to help people become more sensitive to the connection between our thinking and our physical functioning.

When asked what role mind-body medicine plays in maintaining our mental and physical well-being, the response from Dr. James Gordon is unequivocal: “Fundamental!”

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Krista Lettko is passionate about people and storytelling.  She spent the last few years working in Los Angeles in the TV industry, and was involved in the production on a variety of shows including USA’s Psych and Criminal Minds on CBS. A San Francisco native, she is currently traveling around the country, engaging people in sustainable living, and searching for individuals contributing to their communities in unique and inspiring ways. She practices yoga daily, and is a health food junkie.

Krista comes from an entertainment background, with a BA in Communications from Sonoma State University.

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Watermelon Extract Lowers Blood Pressure

By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist

More than a summer treat, research has found that watermelon extract can lower blood pressure.

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Coffee Reduces Diabetes Risk

COFFEE REDUCES DIABETES. Coffee and tea consumption decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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What You Don’t Know About the Microorganisms in Your Body

by Editorial Team at The Intelligent Optimist

Scientists are continuing to learn more about the collection of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies: our micro-biome. The Dutch science journalist Jop de Vrieze wrote a book about it: Allemaal Beestjes (All kinds of critters). The Dutch team at The Intelligent Optimist collected nine things you might not know about the microorganisms in your body.

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The Magical Shiitake

by Daniel Hills/from The Intelligent OptimistShiitake mushrooms' health benefits will have you putting more of this fancy fungi on your everyday meal.

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solar panels mounted on angled roof
12/25/2014
by Linnea Gregg / The Intelligent Optimist The newest Gold Rush will have us mining for sunshine. The Deutsche Bank, a global banking and financial services company, and the U.S. Department... read more
hands hold out a wrapped gift in offering
11/28/2014
Debt-Free for the Holidays By The Intelligent Optimist Good to Give — Research has proven that giving has benefits that go far beyond the recipient. We’ve all felt the high that comes... read more
green apples stacked in rows
11/21/2014
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist Apples may help fight disorders related to obesity by promoting a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract. People who are obese... read more
Urban Traffic Jam
10/23/2014
by Linnea Gregg / The Intelligent Optimist Greener Transport: Rush hour isn’t fun for anyone, and it’s even worse for the environment. Cars back up the highway, people crowd the metro, and the... read more
09/28/2014
Businesses are becoming more interested in meditation, it’s increasingly seen as a practical method for stress reduction. More and more businesses and managers are becoming interested in... read more
08/28/2014
By Eric Nelson / The Intelligent Optimist Mind-body medicine: Physicians need to help people become more sensitive to the connection between our thinking and our physical functioning.... read more
08/08/2014
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist More than a summer treat, research has found that watermelon extract can lower blood pressure. Beloved as a refreshing summer treat,... read more
08/01/2014
COFFEE REDUCES DIABETES. Coffee and tea consumption decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By Emilie Croisier, The Intelligent Optimist   What is the best way to prevent... read more
07/21/2014
by Editorial Team at The Intelligent Optimist Scientists are continuing to learn more about the collection of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies: our micro-biome. The Dutch... read more

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