WizeWorld Volume 101

Jul 22, 2022

Welcome to the 101st volume of WizeWorld: a collection of stories and sounds to round out your week, pique your curiosity, and widen your wizdom. 

This week’s theme is rising strong — whether it’s through phoenix-inspired art, staying safe in hot weather, or creative solutions to the climate emergency.

We’ll be looking at:

  • How to spot signs of dehydration

  • An interview with artist Ollie Cooper

  • Yulia Brodskaya’s paper phoenixes 

  • Listen Closely from The Willisist & Inline

  • Creative solutions to the climate crisis




An image of a young Asian man drinking bottled water with mountains in the background.

ABC News explains that headaches, confusion, muscle cramps, and lightheadedness can all indicate that you’re at low levels of hydration. They recommend staying topped up with plenty of liquids and little to no caffeine or alcohol. It’s also a good idea to eat your water with fruits and vegetables, and to introduce added electrolytes when necessary. Stay safe, and always be Wize when it comes to outdoor adventures.




 An image of Ollie Cooper, a young white man, on top of a mountain with a walking stick in hand.

Ollie Cooper is a London-based lettering artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind signs and murals. His greatest inspiration comes simply from loving what he does… and occasionally creating controversial stickers that make you laugh. Because he’s a true creative, Ollie prefers to make his own Wize iced tea using our Jasmine dry tea blend, and then toss it in a green smoothie. Be sure to give him a follow at @olliecoopersigns.



Another image of curled red, orange, and yellow paper curled into the shape of a phoenix.

Yulia Brodskaya’s collection of paper phoenixes create stunning works of art that inspire us to listen to our inner voice. She hopes that her works force you to pay attention to the emotions or feelings that come up when you first see it, and help you channel your intuition into why you like or dislike it. Like all great art, it’s about starting a conversation.



An image of a DJ underneath a tent-like structure as a crowd looks on.

Enjoy Listen Closely from The Willisist & Inline at Vancouver’s B-Side Radio. This quick 30-minute livestream takes you through a creative mix of house, r&b, hip-hop and more and is the perfect way to power through your last bit of work before the weekend hits.



Get inspired

An image of a tall skyscraper against a blue-sky background. The building is covered in greenery.

Finally, Positive News brings us examples of ways that some cities have already begun adapting to the climate crisis to provide relief for its residents. From painting roofs white in India to reflect the sun’s heat, to turning wasteland into public parks in Athens to help people cool off. It’s more proof that small, green solutions can help save the world.



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