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World record-holding adventurer Matt Prior has driven a taxi to Everest base camp and crossed Siberia on a WW2 motorbike. His latest challenge is a first-of-its-kind academy designed to inspire ordinary people with the spirit of exploration, challenge and self-discovery

    Soil Association April 15

Why variety is the spice of emotional life

 

/ Wellbeing

27 May

 
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A new study finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions – positive or negative – can make us happier and healthier

 

Positive news is not the absence of bad news

 

/ Blogs

26 May

 
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Editorial: By giving attention to what is life-enhancing, Positive News offers a different lens on the world

 
    Bashara May June 2015

Social enterprise offers furniture and futures

 

/ Economics & Innovation

26 May

 
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Social enterprise Petit Miracles offers a new lease of life to furniture, and to the long-term unemployed people responsible for renovating it

 

Constructive journalism arrives at UK universities

 

/ Community

21 May

 
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Journalism students are learning to create inspiring stories and take a constructive approach to reporting on problems, through workshops being delivered at universities across the UK

 

Challenging the idea that good news is no news

 

/ Culture

18 May

 
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Editors may believe that negative news sells, but Denise Baden’s research indicates that it is having adverse effects on our wellbeing. This is an ethical issue, she says, and suggests that more constructive reporting could present a solution

 

A brighter future for renewable energy storage

 

/ Economics & Innovation

14 May

 
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For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape...

 

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