Links we like: Cars in the operating room, solar powered mosques and a sweeter solution to plastics

These stories represent the efforts of innovative people to change narratives and re-think the status quo. In doing so, they are able to create solutions like providing power to a town without electricity, reimagining what beauty can look like and so much more. Check out all 5 stories below:

A 4-year mission to present a new vision of beauty

Scientists have made biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to the operating room 

The mosque that powers a village

Video: The bridge between Iraq and Connecticut? Cooking

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Carly Bertolozzi