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Blindness breakthroughs: hope for the partially sighted

 

/ Wellbeing

14 Apr

 
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As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world

 

Citizen journalism on the mainstream's radar

 

/ Culture

07 Apr

 
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A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed

 
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Brazil takes steps to save threatened tribe

 

/ Peace & Democracy

01 Apr

 
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Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes

 

Lots and less: how do we solve income inequality?

 

/ Positive Perspective

27 Mar

 
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Income inequality has hit critical levels in the UK; never before has the disparity between top and bottom earners been so great. Here, four key organisations outline their vision for a more equal Britain

 

Female representation is being redefined

 

/ Positive Perspective

24 Mar

 
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Society is awash with sexism, from the Page 3 girl to apps encouraging plastic surgery aimed at children. But women’s voices in the media are becoming more powerful than their image, says Anne Louise Kershaw

 

Brits choose happiness over wealth

 

/ Community

20 Mar

 
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Majority of people in the UK believe happiness should be society’s top priority – not money

 
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First co-op SIM launched

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

16 Apr

 
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The Co-operative Group has become the first co-operatively run company to release a pay-as-you-go SIM card in the UK

 

Campaigns round-up: Spring 2014

 
 

/ Blogs

15 Apr

 
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The latest news, efforts and success stories from the world of campaigning

 

Positive Travel: build a school, change the world

 
 

/ Culture

11 Apr

 
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One problem, one solution, one week. A new volunteering travel initiative sets its sights on universal primary education

 

Gender parity in politics “possible within a generation”

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Apr

 
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A growing number of women in parliament indicate an encouraging trend towards equality

 

Good Business: James Young, Woo Woo toilets

 
 

/ Blogs

05 Apr

 
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Starting a business has many challenges, so as James Young tells Nicola Slawson, there’s no harm in making the...

 

Saudi Arabia appoints first female newspaper editor

 
 

/ Culture

03 Apr

 
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The employment glass ceiling has long been off-limits to women in Saudi Arabia, but it’s hoped that this new...

 

Goodwill campaign frees thousands of Americans from $15m of debt

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr

 
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A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part...

 

New reforms for children in care ‘most significant in a generation’

 
 

/ Wellbeing

31 Mar

 
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Children in care are to be allowed to stay with foster families until they are 21 years old, the...

 

The journey approach to change

 
 

/ Blogs

28 Mar

 
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Our Positive Psychology columnist Chris Johnstone explores how a growth mindset strengthens our ability to have breakthroughs and generate...

 

Positive Travel: the kindness of strangers

 
 

/ Culture

26 Mar

 
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During six months of hitchhiking around Europe, Jamie Bowlby-Whiting puts his trust in the inherent goodness of the world,...

 

Raw food: worth the effort?

 
 

/ Culture

25 Mar

 
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A raw food diet sounds like it would be good for you, but probably involves too much time and...