In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy

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A magical conversation with nature


/ Environment

23 Sep

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Nurturing a deeper, more interactive connection with nature is essential for the Earth's wellbeing and our own, says Jini Reddy, as she spends a week in Devon learning from indigenous traditions


‘New science is validating ancient wisdom’


/ Culture

16 Sep

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As we count the costs of our increasingly hectic lives, a convergence of groundbreaking science and spiritual understanding is creating an opportune moment for a cultural shift in how we live, says the editor-in-chief of Huffington Post

    Abundance 4 - front page

How can we challenge power anew?


/ Positive Perspective

12 Sep

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By learning from dispute resolution techniques, journalists can develop a new framework for political debates that would challenge those in power to see others' viewpoints, collaborate and come up with solutions


Namibia proposes gender equal politics


/ Peace & Democracy

10 Sep

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A quiet gender revolution in Namibian politics is underway following a commitment to a gender equal parliament and a 'zebra' system that aims to create a male-female balance for ministerial roles


Ireland tops new index of ‘good’ countries


/ Peace & Democracy

05 Sep


With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more...


Students call for shakeup of economics teaching


/ Economics & Innovation

02 Sep

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Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

    Phone coop - front page

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