1. The largest data set ever collected is now showing us how coral reefs can survive climate change

Over the course of two years, the Tara Pacific expedition searched the entire Pacific Ocean to understand the conditions needed for coral to survive — and it collected the largest-ever genetic inventory of any marine system.

The expedition’s team of 70 scientists collected around 58,000 samples from the 100 coral reefs they researched — and their first findings were just published. It’s freely available and will help the world uncover ways to help corals survive climate change.

Their research included three key findings: global biodiversity is ten times higher than we previously thought, the impact of the environment on evolutionary adaptation is specific to each coral species, and certain genes that are important for the coral’s survival are duplicated.

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2. 41 Countries Implement Mental Health & Resiliency Training for Healthcare Workers

It’s no secret that healthcare workers are at the end of their rope. Over three years into a global pandemic, people are leaving the field (or traveling to other places to work) at unprecedented rates.

In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that the world will be short 10 million healthcare workers by 2030 — particularly in low- and middle-income countries. 

Difficult working conditions coupled with high rates of anxiety and depression (over one in three health workers have suffered from these conditions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic) not only impact worker retention, but also the wellbeing of individual humans who deserve their own health and safety.

Access to mental health services is more vital than ever, and Project HOPE has a solution.

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3. 89 Hobbies for Women To Explore & Enjoy

There is a gender gap when it comes to hobbies and leisure. While it might seem superficial in comparison to the gender pay gap or disparities in healthcare across the gender spectrum, hobbies are often an elusive aspect to a woman’s self-care.

Historically — and presently — women often fill a role of a caretaker or homemaker and statistically have less leisure time than men. 

This makes it pretty difficult for women to break into traditionally masculine (whatever that means!) hobbies, or to find a hobby that is fun, engaging, and self-affirming.

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