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A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time

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Ten ideas for short summer breaks

 

/ Culture

30 Jul

 
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No holiday planned this year? With summer now in full swing you may think it's too late, but there are plenty of simple ways to get away from it all. We round up our favourite Positive Travel articles on...

 

Alternatives to palm oil for a more sustainable world

 

/ Environment

29 Jul

 
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Diversifying away from palm oil is a challenging issue, but one that’s vital to ensure the longevity of the environment, our health and the economy, says Bhavani Shankar

 
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A positive approach to social change

 

/ Community

28 Jul

 
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Focusing on what is wrong isn’t always the most effective way to bring about social change, says Graeme Stuart. Building on our strengths can create much better results – both for small, local improvements as well as for international...

 

The financial models that could stamp out inequality

 

/ Economics & Innovation

27 Jul

 
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Despite an increasingly loud conversation about inequality, its root causes remain intact. Stewart Lansley argues that the government has the power to tackle the issue if only it would consider new models of debt financing

 

New fund to aid disaster preparation in Africa

 

/ Economics & Innovation

24 Jul

 
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The European Union has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters

 

Out with the old worldview, in with the new

 

/ Positive Perspective

23 Jul

 
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Mankind is currently experiencing an important shift in the evolution of consciousness, but up against so many global issues we need to embrace a new way of thinking fast, says Giles Hutchins

 

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