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/ Positive People, Sport

19 Jun 2015

 

An all women's football team in Sudan are aiming to kick gender bias out of the sport

 
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/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015

 

From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Education, Media

21 May 2015

 

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

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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/ Community, Democracy

02 May 2015

 

Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

 
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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015

 

New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

 
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/ Community, Culture

28 Apr 2015

 

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect with others

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015

 

Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

 
JVS activists rebuiding a home after Israeli demolitions in Fasayil village, May 2012
 

/ Community, Peace, Sustainable Development

08 Apr 2015

 

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

 
Portuguese Minister for Health, Ana Jorge on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking 2010 (c) Nuno Saraiva (2)
 

/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
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/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015

 

Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

 
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/ Community, Peace

26 Mar 2015

 

A project is fostering cooperation and trust among Palestinians and Israelis in the olive oil industry

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

25 Mar 2015

 

The 40-hour work week is an ingrained part of our culture, but it does very little to enrich our lives. Lucy Purdy explores alternative working models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five

 
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/ Positive People, Science

19 Mar 2015

 

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science

 
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/ Community

17 Mar 2015

 

Hope in the Heart’s Tam Martin Fowles updates us on the important work the Charter for Compassion is doing at home and abroad

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise, Youth

12 Mar 2015

 

Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow

 
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/ Community, Peace

09 Mar 2015

 

Against a backdrop of hatred and antisemitism, a new wave of activism born of tolerance and solidarity is gaining traction

 
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/ Peace, Positive People

05 Mar 2015

 

International peacemaker and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg passed away last month. Daren De Witt recounts his remarkable life and how he helped spread Nonviolent Communication throughout the world

 
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/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015

 

Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal