Solutions For Success


Successful solutions for you to choose from or combine.

Some of the examples are for personal success.
Personal success increases your ability to create other successes.

Some examples are for understanding situations.
Understanding helps you choose effective solutions.

Some examples appear in more than one category.

Make your success more likely by following a path to spectacular success and
using the 26 ingredients for spectacular success.

Paula M. Kramer adds new examples as she finds them.


Adolescents / Teenagers

Best Friends Foundation

“Bolivia — The Zebras Of La Paz”
Caroline Joyner
Just One For The Road
January 12, 2021

“Green Works in Kansas City”
Green Works Kansas City

“Iceland cuts teen drinking with curfews, youth centers”
Egill Bjarnason
AP News
July 31, 2016

“This Chicago Couple Turns Vacant Lots into Flower Farms, Employs Local Youth as Florists: ‘There’s Hope’
Wendy Grossman Kantor
People Magazine
November 30, 2022



“Brazil farming co-op carves a sustainable path through agribusiness stronghold”
Shanna Hanbury
October 11, 2021

“Crocus blooms in the living room? Kashmir’s saffron farmers get creative.”
Aakash Hasson
The Christian Science Monitor
February 6, 2023

Vertical Harvest


Benefits & Resources

“Meet Your One-Stop-Shop”



“How tree cover can offer shortcut to estimating biodiversity”
Rowena Lindsay
The Christian Science Monitor
October 25, 2016


Biosphere Reserve

“Gishwati-Mukura National Park Named A Biosphere Reserve”
Republic of Rwanda



“Haier: A Maker’s Culture”
Danah Zohar
Springer Link
December 11, 2021
“Shattering the status quo: A conversation with Haier’s Zhang Ruimin”
Aaron De Smet
Richard Steele
Haimeng Zhang
McKinsey & Company
July 27, 2021
“The World’s Most Pioneering Company Of Our Times”
Joost Minnoor
Corporate Rebels
January 31, 2018

“How Do You Move A Bookstore? With A Human Chain, Book By Book”
Laurel Wamsley
October 30, 2018

“Shoplifting is on the rise. So are solutions.”
Stephen Humphries
The Christian Science Monitor
July 24, 2023



“Erasing Stigmas: Women workers’ unique right, and an inclusive census”
4. Pakistan
Nick Roll
The Christian Science Monitor
March 28, 2023



“If you can’t say it, write it: French kids reveal abuse”
Sylvie Corbet
Associated Press
November 1, 2022

“Why a conservative Florida county raised taxes to help children”
Stephanie Hanes
The Christian Science Monitor
April 8 2022



Arctic Ice Project

“Climate crisis as change agent? For Israel and Jordan, a warmer peace.”
Taylor Luck and Dina Kraft
The Christian Science Monitor
November 9, 2021

“How to cool cities, from heat officers to pavement sunscreen”
Sarah Matusek
The Christian Science Monitor
August 3, 2022



“How Cleveland has become a leader in trying to eradicate human trafficking”
Christopher Johnston
The Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2017

“In Italy, how one cooperative is trying to counter the Mafia’s influence”
Sara Manisera
The Christian Science Monitor
June 20, 2018

Developing Countries

World Computer Exchange



“Newly disabled people aren’t given a ‘how-to’ guide. Disability doulas are closing those gaps.”
Jasmine Mithani
The 19th News
July 26, 2023

Ramp Your Voice

“The Right Words at the Right Time: Marlo Thomas and Friends”
Chuck Close Chapter, pages 50 to 52, quote on 52.
“I’m not a hero. I have a wife who fought for me, and I’m an optimist by nature. But that’s not all it takes. You have to be lucky with your body, too. I don’t believe in the punish-the-victim mentality I saw in the hospital. This was the notion that if you didn’t get better it was because you didn’t have the right attitude. But, you know, life isn’t always fair. Some people in the hospital refused to go to therapy and would lie around and whine and be shitty to the nurses and they got better. And some other people had wonderful attitudes, worked their butts off, but didn’t get better at all.”


Drinking & Driving

“After lengthy debate, Brazil’s Drink-Driving Law is fully ratified”
Departmental News
World Health Organization
August 1, 2022


Ecological / Environmental Restoration

“Achieving ecological restoration by working with local people: a Chinese scholar seeks win-win paths”
Heran Zheng
Guosheng Wang
Ecology and Society
Vol. 19, No. 3 (Sep 2014), 6 pages

“Australia’s rainforest species gain ground through landscape linkages”
Amanda Freeman
December 24, 2021

Indiana Department of Environmental Management


Economic Development

“Trump’s dream of blue-collar jobs? In Kokomo, success calls for more.”
Laurent Belsie
The Christian Science Monitor
June 9, 2017

“Venture Hubs Across America: How to Reinvigorate Regional Economies”
Imani Augustus
Jazzelynn Hawkins
Alliance For Entrepreneurial Equity
June 28, 2023



“According to “A Is for Answers” in September, my school should be a dismal failure: over 2400 students, 80% minority, teachers never make over $48K. Surprise! Over 90% of our students pass the state exam, and the dropout rate is only 2.2%. How! We hire pros and treat them as such. No signing in, no curriculum guides (other than state mandates), no micromanaging. Just a strong program for rookie teachers to bring them into the “family.”
Leslie Rush
History Department
American High School
El Paso, Texas
School Daze
You Said It
Reader’s Digest
December 2001, pages 9-10.

“African Company Pays People to Learn Computer Science”
Allie Bidwell
US News & World Report
May 14, 2015

“How Do Immigrant Students Affect Their Classmates’ Academic Performance?”
David Figlio
Paola Giuliano
Riccardo Marchingiglio
Umut Ozek
Paola Sapienza
May 3, 2021

“How I’ve Kept Thousands of Children in School During the Pandemic Using Only My Phone”
Basirat Ajayi
Global Citizen
May 26, 2021

“How these HBCU presidents fixed their colleges’ financial futures”
Ira Porter
The Christian Science Monitor
February 22, 2023

“Meriden’s Ben Franklin School spotlighted for students’ growth in math”
Michael Gagne
December 2, 2022

“Microschools Are Proving to Be a Winning Option in Las Vegas”
Kerry McDonald
FEE Stories
February 25, 2023

“Re-imagining education”
Susan Patrick
Readers Write
The Christian Science Monitor
March 12, 2023

Rural Schools Innovation Zone

“Why a good racial mix may also create a sense of comfort at school”
Gretel Kauffman
The Christian Science Monitor
June 21, 2017



Lifeforce in Later Years


Employment Growth

“Who Really Creates the Jobs?”
Bo Burlingham
Inc. Magazine
October 2012


Endangered Species

“Headstarting as a cost-effective conservation strategy for an endangered mammal”
Alexandra K. Ross, Jasmin C. Lawes, Andrew Elphinstone, Sally Stutsel, Mike Letnic
ScienceDirect Volume 31, Issue 10, pages R465-R466
May 2021

“Land iguanas born again on island in Galapagos”
Global Times
August 2, 2022

“Operation Pangolin launches to save world’s most trafficked wild animal”
JoAnn Adkins
FIU News
February 16, 2023



“Eying Russia, Lithuania prepped for energy “Independence’ years ago”
Lenora Chu
The Christian Science Monitor
August 15, 2022

“Green energy from the grassroots”
Monitor’s Editorial Board
The Christian Science Monitor
March 16, 2023

“The wave power generator experts say ‘proves ocean energy can work’ is already powering Australian homes”
Jessica Mora
July 30, 2022


Ex-Offender Re-Entry

Homeboy Industries

Second Chance Center, Inc.




“In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence”
Taylor Luck
The Christian Science Monitor
May 23, 2017



May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers



“German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands of eruos for anti-extremist charity”
Elena Cresci
The Guardian
November 18, 2014



Blue Tin Production



“As flooding increases, these cities are designed to work with — not against — the water. Here’s how they’re doing it”
Laura Paddison
March 26, 2023

“People Power Stopping Flooding in New Orleans”
Emily Nonko
The Solutions Journal Exchange
November 22, 2021

“When the floods surged, a focus on readiness helped Vermont”
Kendra Nordin Beato
Millie Brigaud
The Christian Science Monitor
July 14, 2023


Foster Care

“A foster care system where every child has a loving home”
Sixto Cancel

“States Change How They Recruit Foster Parents”
Kelli Kennedy
Miami Herald
December 31, 2011



Grieving Voices Podcast

“What To Say & What Not To Say To People Who Are Grieving”



3 Steps To Satisfaction Up / Mass Shootings Down

“Brazil Gun Buyback Exceeds Hopes”
Henry Chu
Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2004

“Innovative gun violence program saved many lives and millions of dollars, researchers find”
Abene Clayton
The Guardisan
April 16, 2021

“Live Today — Put It Away!”
Chuck Lovelace
Essential Shooting Supplies, LLC
For anyone



“Building Strong Health Systems”
Partners In Health

“Live Today — Put It Away!”
Chuck Lovelace
Essential Shooting Supplies, LLC
For anyone



Ebony Horsewomen Inc.

“How a mosque gained a foothold in a resistant British town”
Peter Ford
The Christian Science Monitor
May 31, 2018

“Women of Winter inspires the downhill rush that uplifts — and diversifies”
Jodi Hausen
The Christian Science Monitor
March 22, 2023


International Agreements

“International Cooperation In The Arctic”



“The Justice and Reconciliation Process in Rwanda”
United Nations

“Parties to Final Agreement Agree Columbia Conflict Can Be Resolved by Addressing Land Distribution, Rural Development, Former Commanders Tells Security Council”
United Nations
April 13, 2023


Mass Shootings

3 Steps To Satisfaction Up / Mass Shootings Down



“A Guide for Male Survivors of Domestic Violence”
Amanda Kippert
Domestic Shelters
October 13, 2021

“He is always there to listen”: friendships between young men are more than just beers and banter”
Damien Ridge
Alex Broom
The Conversation
May 9, 2023

“Sensitive Men: It’s Your Glass Ceiling Too”
Andrew O’Connell
Harvard Business Review
September 20, 2010

“Why Friendships Among Men Are So Important”
Jill Suttie
Greater Good Magazine
March 28, 2023


Moderation & Openness

“Saudi efforts to rid textbooks with extremist content bearing fruit”
The Arab Weekly
January 10, 2021


Natural Disasters

“Women’s leadership key to reducing disaster mortality”
Omar H. Amach
May 16, 2019


Nature Reserves

“Erasing Stigmas: Women workers’ unique right, and an inclusive census”
5. Singapore
Nick Roll
The Christian Science Monitor
March 28, 2023



“German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands of euros for anti-extremist charity”
Elena Cresci
The Guardian
November 18, 2014


Nonviolent Struggle

“Canvas Core Curriculum: A Guide To Effective Nonviolent Struggle”
Srdja Popovic, Slobofan Djinovic, Andrej Millivojevic, Hardy Merriman



“Recent Developments in Pacific Tuna Fisheries: The Palau Arrangement and the Vessel Day Scheme”
Transform Aqorau
The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
September 2009

“Thy the high-fives for a high seas treaty”
Editorial Board
The Christian Science Monitor
March 9, 2023



“Columbia’s disarming compassion”
Monitor Editorial Board
The Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2023

“From IRA to Islamists, former radicals unite to become a force for peace”
Deepa Bharath
The Christian Science Monitor
March 6, 2016

“How humility won Colombia’s peace deal”
Monitor’s Editorial  Board
The Christian Science Monitor
August 25, 2016



“Seoul to compensate Japan wartime forced labour victims”
The Times Of India
March 6, 2023



“Free life vest kiosks installed along the Wisconsin River”
Jon Fuller
Spectrum News 1
May 18, 2023



“Oklahoma City’s MAPS Is A Public Works Lesson For Other Cities”
Scott Beyer
Market Urbanism Report
December 19, 2018



“Dancing Zebras in the Streets of La Paz”
Johnny Magdaleno
February 33, 2017


Urban Farms & Gardens

“How an Argentine City Turned Its Urban Spaces Into Farms and Markets”
Tony Frangie Mawad
June 29, 2021

“How Tokyo’s Farms Have Survived for Centuries”
Klaus Sieg
Reasons To Be Cheerful
March 10, 2023

“This Chicago Couple Turns Vacant Lots into Flower Farms, Employs Local Youth as Florists: ‘There’s Hope’
Wendy Grossman Kantor
People Magazine
November 30, 2022

“‘Without it, I might be dead’: the garden that saves lives”
Constance Malleret
Positive News
Ma 23, 2022



“The Breakfast Club”
Matt Gardner
City Pages
January 11-18, 2018
(No longer online)

“Why does Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee succeed where other similar groups have failed? Jim Campbell, co-founder of Never Forgotten Honor Flight, thinks it has a lot to do with the organization’s “no BS” approach to its meetings.

If you listen around the table, they’re not talking about killing in the jungles of Vietnam, although that’s sometimes what they talk about, says Campbell, a 33-year veteran of the Marines. Rather, they’re talking about things anyone would talk about—grandkids, how the weather sucks, etc.

But that informality belies the power of these coffee klatch connections. In many ways, the get-togethers have become therapy sessions for some attendees. Campbell says a number of people who attend Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee have since stopped going to post-traumatic stress disorder groups. “This is their counseling and they’re here every week,” Campbell says.

“The Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee Celebrates 11 Years”
Wausau Pilot & Review
March 13, 2023



nextgen america



“Spain’s BRIF”
Bill Gabbert
Wild Fire Today
July 19, 2015

“Relationships Change the World”
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network



“Erasing Stigmas: Women workers’ unique right, and an inclusive census”
1. Chile
Nick Roll
The Christian Science Monitor
March 28, 2023

“How Singapore is turning multi-storey car parks into farms”
Annabelle Liang
BBC News
July 30, 2022

“Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge”
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service




“In Egypt, lending apps boost cash-strapped women business owners”
Menna A. Farouk
December 30, 2021

“Erasing Stigmas: Women workers’ unique right, and an inclusive census”
3. Cameroon
Nick Roll
The Christian Science Monitor
March 28, 2023

“Papua New Guinea – “Meri Seif” Women & Girls Safe Bus Transport System”
Alexandra Christy
Women’s UN Report Network (WUNRN)
December 13, 2019


© Paula M. Kramer, 2023
All rights reserved.
Updated August 31, 2023.